19th Century Dance Instruction


Be the Belle of the Antebellum Ball!
Mid-19th Century Dances

You know how to dress for a Victorian Ball,
but do you know how to dance?

 
19th Century Dance Instruction
 

Each video clip below features a pair of dancers performing specific dances or movements from selected dance manuals in the Library of Congress collection. From these videos, we have chosen the most popular mid-19th century Victorian dances and provided links to the pages in the 19th century dance manuals that discuss that particular dance.

So gather-up your dancing shoes and be prepared to dance!

 

MID- 19TH CENTURY DANCES

 
Waltz:
DANCE MANUAL: From The Drawing-room Dances, p. 26
 
 
 
Polka:
DANCE MANUAL: From The Art of Dancing, p. 144-145
 
 
 
Varsovienne:
DANCE MANUAL:
A Complete Practical Guide to the Art of Dancing, p. 173-174
 
 
 
Schottisch:
DANCE MANUAL: From The Art of Dancing, p. 146-147
 
 
 
Zingirella:
DANCE MANUAL: From  A Complete Practical Guide to the Art of Dancing, p. 188
 
 

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A Mid-19th Century Victorian Ball