Quincy University -- TPS -- Primary Source Sets -- Dance [January 2011]

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The following are resources selected from the Library of Congress on a specific topic.

Forms of Dance

 

Hoppin, Augustus, artist. The Last Ball of the Season. from Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.  http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2003689164/

Collections from American Memory:

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An American Ballroom Companion Dance Instruction Manuals: 1490-1920

 

General Dance

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Festival of modern dance : Myra Kinch & group.

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Festival of modern dance - Myra Kinch & group : Music by Manuel Galea.

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Myra Kinch & group in concert of modern dance now!.

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Imperial Japanese dance / Thomas A. Edison, Inc. ; producer, W.K.L. Dickson.

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[Dance card for Lincoln's inaugural ball, 1861].

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Sioux ghost dance / Thomas A. Edison, Inc. ; producer, W.K.L. Dickson.

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Buffalo dance / Thomas A. Edison, Inc. ; producer, W.K.L. Dickson.

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Spanish dancers at the Pan-American Exposition / Thomas A. Edison, Inc.

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[Politician, John Richert and Mrs. Leonora Meder dancing].

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Bowery waltz / Thomas A. Edison, Inc. ; producer, William Heise.

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Special performance festival of American dance featuring "An American exodus".

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The broom dance at the square dance.Pie Town, New Mexico. The extra girl or man dances around with a broom for a partner. Then drops broom loudly; everyone must change partners and the one left out in the exchange must then dance with the broom

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[Japanese American soldiers of the 442nd Combat Team at dance, Camp Shelby, Mississippi, with Japanese American girls from Jerome and Rohwer Relocation Center in Arkansas: Dancing a slow dance]

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[Large group, mostly men, surrounds couples jitterbug dancing on a dance floor, with a photographer in the foreground and the audience in raised seating on the left] / photo by Alan Fisher.

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[Dancers in the Russian Festival of Music and Dance performing at Madison Square Garden in New York City]

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[Woman in dance costume dancing on flower]

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[Bent Creek Ranch Square Dance Team dancing at the Mountain Music Festival, Asheville, North Carolina]

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[Soco Gap Junior Square Dance Team dancing at the Mountain Music Festival, Asheville, North Carolina]

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[Enka Square Dance Team dancing at the Mountain Music Festival, Asheville, North Carolina]

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Bedouin maiden dancing "the sword dance"

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[Balinese girls dance the rejang, a sacred ceremonial dance, in procession]

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[Audrey Hepburn dancing with a man at a dance studio] / Theisen.

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Cuban dancers on stilts dance around Old Havana, Cuba

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[Scene from "Follow the Fleet"; Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in ballroom dance pose (FT200)]

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The last ball of the season / A. Hoppin.

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A ball-room scene in colonial days--our great-grand-parents were young once too

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Fighting for the floor

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[Vernon Blythe Castle, 1887-1918, and wife, Irene, full length portrait, in dancing pose]

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[Vernon Blythe Castle, 1887-1918, and Irene (wife), full length portrait, in dancing pose]

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The great Russian ball at the Academy of Music, November 5, 1863 [Military men and women dancing, New York City, at ball in honor of the visit of Russian warship]

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The inaugural charity ball

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 [Sailors aboard the OLYMPIA waltzing at tiffin time]

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Charity ball / Thomas A. Edison, Inc.

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Meyer's Dance Hall & Saloon, Shingle Spring Road, Coloma, El Dorado, CA - Group of Pictures

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Dance Hall, South Pass Avenue & Dakota Street, South Pass City, Fremont, WY Group of Pictures

 

Ballet

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[Ballet dancers, a woman and a man, wearing dancing tights, posing by the barre in a dance studio].

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[Helen Spangler wearing ballet slippers standing in a ballet position in corner of room].

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[Five young women performing a ballet dance in a room].

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Montgomery Ballet performs "A New Ballet by Paul Gilliam" at the Davis Theatre in downtown Montgomery, Alabama

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Corps de Ballet of N.Y.C. Ballet Co. in Central Park / photograph by Ernst Beadle.

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Alicia Alonso (left) and Muriel Bentley, of the Ballet Theater, in a scene from Fall River Legend, a 1948 ballet by Agnes de Mille based on the 19th century murder trial of Lizzie Borden

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Tropical ballet tries classic New York, N.Y. --a group of the Katherine Dunham dancers are shown in mid-air during a rehearsal of the classical ballet, "Mozart's Sonata in D Major," which they will present at the annual dinner of the Spanish Refugee Appeal, at the Waldorf-Astoria, March 18 / Wide World photos.

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Ballet dancer. Ballet dancer at National Theater II

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[New York City Ballet performing "The Nutcracker"]

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[Ballet scene from "Three cornered hat"] / photograph by Baron Photo Centre Ltd., 2. Brick Street, Park Lane, W.1.

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[Ballet scene from Hamlet] / Tunbridge Ltd. Axtell House, Warwick St. W.1.

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New York City ballet Cleveland Opera Association presents first time in Cleveland Music Hall - 4 performances / / Dick Dodge.

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Ballets russes de Monte-Carlo Directeur général: W. de Basil - Directeur artistique: René Blum / / André Masson -33-.

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[Symphonic variations] / copyright photograph by Richardby Photo Centre Ltd., 2 Brick Street, Park Lane, W.1.

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[Margot Fonteyn and Michael Somes in Dante Sonata] / photo by Anthony.

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Mme. Ferraris, dans le ballet des elfes / Alophe del. et lith. ; imp. Auguste Bry.

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Ballet school for baby ballerinas

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[Edward Villella, mid-air leap, in costume for his role as the Peppermint Stick in Tschaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" as performed by the New York City Ballet at City Center]

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An Albertina Rasch ballet rehearsing on beach at Santa Monica, Calif. - Dimitry Tiomkin at piano in center of the group

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Georgia, Transcaucasia, Russia: Georgian Ballet School - group in dancing pose

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United Arab Republic Ballet principals: Diana Hakak

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Ballet rehearsals, New York City, ca. 1916: [Unidentified group of 6 women & 2 men]

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Ballet rehearsals, New York City, ca. 1916: Washington Square Players at Comedy Theatre, 41st St. near 6th Ave.

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Ballet Russe practicing

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Mrs. Galanta Ballet Russe

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Ballet school, Wash. Sq. players

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Rasch (ballet)

 

Tap Dancing

Tap Dance (Recording)

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Women dancers / photo by Harry M. Rhoads.

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Tap dancing class in the gymnasium at Iowa State College. Ames, Iowa.

Tap dancing class in the gymnasium at Iowa State College. Ames, Iowa.

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Tap dancing class in the gymnasium at Iowa State College. Ames, Iowa.

Tap dancing class in the gymnasium at Iowa State College. Ames, Iowa.

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A tap dancer / Albert Smith.

 

Jazz Dance

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[Portrait of Lee Sherman, Radio City Music Hall, New York, N.Y., ca. June 1947].

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[Portrait of Lee Sherman, Radio City Music Hall, New York, N.Y., ca. June 1947].

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[Portrait of Lee Sherman, Radio City Music Hall, New York, N.Y., ca. June 1947].

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[Portrait of Lee Sherman, Radio City Music Hall, New York, N.Y., ca. June 1947].

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[Portrait of Lee Sherman, Radio City Music Hall, New York, N.Y., ca. June 1947].

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[Portrait of Larry Adler and Paul Draper, City Center, New York, N.Y., ca. Jan. 1947].

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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