This is an A4  hard-back book with 276 pages of text and many illustrations. It includes the fascinating history of the quadrille, social background, sources, documentary evidence, descriptions and diagrams of steps, figures and whole quadrilles, with details of how the dance changed through time and travelled to other countries. Suggestions are included on how to play the music.

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The Quadrille

A practical guide to its origin, development 

                            and                                        performance                        

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 SECTION 1  (1800--1835) 

 1,  Introduction.

  2,  The Origin of the Quadrille.

 3,  Introduction of the Quadrille to Great Britain

  4,  The Documentary Evidence of the Period.

 5,  The Dissemination of the Dance.

  6,  The Repertoire by 1830.

  7,   The Regency Ballroom.

  8,   Regency Dance Style.

  9,   Complete Sets of Quadrilles.

 10, Quadrilles in Other Countries.

 INTERMEDIATE SECTION ONE

 11, Quadrille Music and How to Play it. 

          SECTION TWO (1836--1875)

 12,  The Dance and Society.

 13,  The Documentary Evidence of the Period.

 14,  Complete Sets of Quadrilles.

 15,  Mazurka Quadrilles.

 16,  Single Quadrilles.

 17,  Quadrilles in Other Countries.

 INTERMEDIATE SECTION TWO

 18,  Why and How the Quadrille Changed with Time.

 SECTION THREE (1875--The present day)

 19,  The Dance and Society.

 20,  The Documentary Evidence of the Period.

 21,  Complete Sets of Quadrilles.

 22,  The Folk Tradition of the British Isles.

 23    In Conclusion.

 APPENDICES

    I      Descriptions of couple dances used in quadrilles.

   II      Music.

 BIBLIOGRAPHY.

 INDEX.

 

 

 

 

 

   

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