History of the dances.

Just for fun:


History - choose a dance.

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Taken from
1. _Academic American Encyclopedia_. Grolier Electronic Publishing, Inc. 1992.
2. Aldrich, Elizabeth. _From the Ballroom to Hell: Grace and Folly in Nineteenth-Century Dance_. Northwestern University Press. Evanston, Il, 1991.
3. Buckman, Peter. _Let's Dance_. Paddington Press. New York, 1978.
4. Dance, Stanley. _The World of Swing_. Da Capo Press, Inc. New York, 1974.
5. Ellfeldt, Lois and Virgil L. Morton. _This Is Ballroom Dance_. National Press Books. Palo Alto, CA, 1974.
6. Ellfeldt, Lois. _Folk Dance_. WM.C. Brown Co. Publishers. Dubuque, Iowa, 1969.
7. Franks, A. H. _Social Dance: A Short History_. Routledge and Kegan Paul. London, 1963.
8. Hall, J. Tillman. _Dance! A Complete Guide to Social, Folk, and Square Dancing_. Wadsworth Publishing Co. Belmont, CA,1963.
9. Harris, Jane A., Anne M. Pittman, and Marlyn S. Walker. _Dance a While: Handbook of Folk, Square, Contra, and Social Dance_. Macmillan Publishing. New York, 1988.
10. Lavelle, Doris. _Latin & American Dances_. Adam & Charles Black. London, 1975.
11. Malnig, Julie. _Dancing Till Dawn: A Century of Exhibition Ballroom Dance_. Greenwood Press. New York, 1992.
12. Moore, Alex. _Ballroom Dancing_. Pitman Publishing. London, 1974.
13. Murray, Arthur. _How to Be a Good Dancer_. New York.
14. Rust, Frances. _Dance in Society_. Routledge & Kegan Paul. London, 1969.
15. Simon, George T. _The Big Bands_. Schirmer Books. New York, 1981.
16. Turner, Margery. _Dance Handbook_. Prentice-Hall, Inc. Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1959.

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