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Social dancing in America : a history and reference

Social dancing in America : a history and reference

Author: Ralph G Giordano
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Describes the history of social dancing in the United States from the complicated early set dances to modern breakdancing and the recent revival of swing, discussing how, why, and with whom Americans have danced.

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Genre/Form: Reference works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Giordano, Ralph G.
Social dancing in America.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2007
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph G Giordano
ISBN: 031333756X 9780313337567 031333403X 9780313334030 0313333521 9780313333521
OCLC Number: 70883188
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: v. 1. Fair Terpsichore to the Ghost Dance, 1607-1900 --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Chronology of dance: The Minuet, Puritans and anti-dance reformation: 1607-1740 --
The Virginia Reel, George Washington, and the Waltz: 1740-1820 --
The Buffalo Dance, Cotillions, and the Polka: 1820-1865 --
The Ghost Dance, the Cakewalk, and the Two-Step: 1865-1900 --
Bibliography --
Select bibliography of online dance instruction manuals available from the Library of Congress --
Index --
v. 2. Lindy Hop to Hip Hop, 1901-2000 --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Chronology of dance: Animal dances, the Castles, and Ragtime: 1901-1919 --
The Charleston, Flappers, and Jazz: 1920-1932 --
The Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, and Swing: 1932-1947 --
The Mambo, American Bandstand, and Rock 'n Roll: 1947-1960 --
The Twist, Doing Your Own Thing, and a Go-Go: 1960-1969 --
The Hustle, Saturday Night Fever, and Disco: 1970-1979 --
Breakdancing, Country Dancing, and the Swing Dance Revival: 1980-2000 --
Bibliography --
Select list of Hollywood movies by type of dance --
Responsibility: Ralph G. Giordano.
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