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History of Classic Dance {75 Vintage Videos} on DVD

History of Classic Dance {75 Vintage Videos} on DVD
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History of Classic Dance {75 Vintage Videos} on DVD



One of the earliest structured uses of dances may have been in the performance and in the telling of myths. It was also sometimes used to show feelings for one of the opposite gender. It is also linked to the origin of "love making." Before the production of written languages, dance was one of the methods of passing these stories down from generation to generation.

The term "ballroom dancing" is derived from the word ball, which in turn originates from the Latin word ballare which means "to dance". In times past, ballroom dancing was social dancing for the privileged, leaving folk dancing for the lower classes. These boundaries have since become blurred, and it should be noted even in times long gone, many ballroom dances were really elevated folk dances. The definition of ballroom dance also depends on the era, Balls have featured Minuet, Quadrille, Polonaise, Pas de Gras, Mazurka, and other popular dances of the day, which are now considered to be historical dances.

The waltz with its modern hold took root in England about 1812, in 1819 Carl Maria von Weber wrote Invitation to the Dance, which marked the adoption of the waltz form into the sphere of absolute music. The dance was initially met with tremendous opposition due to the semblance of impropriety associated with the closed hold, though the stance gradually softened. In the 1840s several new dances made their appearance in the ballroom, including the Polka, Mazurka, and the Schottische, in the meantime a strong tendency emerged to drop all 'decorative' steps such as entrechats and ronds de jambes that had found a place in the Quadrilles and other dances. Summary by Wikipedia.

View the beauty of these wonderful historical dances, Learn the dance steps for yourself....

This is a wonderful library of seventy-five {75} video's (Some almost 100 years old!!) on a Gift Quality DVD.



Baroque:

:: Video 1 Courante from "La Bourgogne"

:: Video 2 Sarabande from "La Bourgogne"

:: Video 3 Bouree from "La Savoye"

:: Video 4 Sampler of steps

:: Video 5 Pas de menuet de deux mouvements

:: Video 6 Pas de menuet de trois mouvements

:: Video 7 "Entree d'apolon" (1st couplet)

:: Video 8 Reverence (Honour)


Early 19th Century:

:: Video 2 Quadrille: Step Combinations

:: Video 3 March steps, bow, and Slow French Waltz

:: Video 4 March steps, bow and curtsy

:: Video 5 Scotch Reel steps


Mid 19th Century:

:: Video 1 Polka

:: Video 2 Esmeralda (Version I)

:: Video 3 Esmeralda (Version II)

:: Video 4 Schottisch

:: Video 5 Polka mazurka and the Gitana waltz

:: Video 6 Waltz

:: Video 7 Varsovienne

:: Video 8 Zingirella

:: Video 9 Five Step Waltz


Late 19th Century:

:: Video 1 Grand March

:: Video 2 Quadrille

:: Video 3 The German "The Rope"

:: Video 4 The German "The Fan"

:: Video 5 The German "Blind Man's Buff"

:: Video 6 Waltz Variations

:: Video 7 The Washington Post Two Step

:: Video 8 The Washington Post Two Step

:: Video 9 Waltz and "Loomis' Glide Mazurka

:: Video 10 "The Eugenie" and Waltz Cotillion

:: Video 11 The Butterfly Dance

:: Video 12 The German

:: Video 13 Bow and curtsy

:: Video 14 Waltz

:: Video 15 Waltz (feet only)

:: Video 16 Heel-and-Toe Polka

:: Video 17 Heel-and-Toe Polka

:: Video 18 Cross Step Polka

:: Video 19 The Carlton

:: Video 20 The Carlton (feet only)

:: Video 21 Loomis' Glide Mazurka R

:: Video 22 Loomis' Glide Mazurka

:: Video 23 Waltz Minuet

:: Video 24 Star Schottische

:: Video 25 Star Schottische (feet only)


Ragtime:

:: Video 1 One-Step Variation

:: Video 2 Castle Walk

:: Video 3 Standard Waltz

:: Video 4 The Maxixe (1st Step)

:: Video 5 The Maxixe

:: Video 6 The Maxixe

:: Video 7 Argentine Tango

:: Video 8 Argentine Tango (1st figure-feet only)

:: Video 9 Argentine Tango (4th figure-feet only)


Renaissance:

:: Video 1 Cling pas de la gaillarde (Basic gaillard step)

:: Video 2 Autres cinq pas (Gaillard variations)

:: Video 3 Passage d'une pas (Gaillard variations)

:: Video 4 Sample Steps from the Italian repertory

:: Video 5 Sample Steps from the Italian repertory

:: Video 6 Sample Steps from the Italian repertory

:: Video 7 Sample Steps from the Italian repertory

:: Video 8 Pavane (pavane) steps for moving forward

:: Video 9 Pavane (pavane) steps for moving backward

:: Video 10 Conversion - pavane

:: Video 11 Pavane (Pavan)

:: Video 12 Branle simple

:: Video 13 Branle Double

:: Video 14 Branle Charlotte

:: Video 15 Pas double for dancing the branle

:: Video 16 Pas simple for dancing the branle

:: Video 17 Last bar - Branle des Lavandieres

:: Video 18 Branle des Lavandieres

:: Video 19 Reverence


   

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