Updated Sept 27, 2023
A reprint of the original 1902 edition by A. C. Wirth, a professional dancing master and teacher. The author describes the contents as follows:
"Containing a full list of calls for all the latest square dances, including many of the old ones, with measures of time and steps required. Also a complete instructor and guide to every known round dance, figures for the German, etiquette of the ball room, etc."
Over 55 different dances are described in detail. This book is a useful reference for both experienced contra dance callers, and those interested in learning to call contra dances and square dances. For those unfamiliar with the term "quadrille," its just a french word for four couple arranged in a square formation to dance, in other words, a "square dance." Look below for the full list of dances in the book:
8.5" by 11.5", comb bound, $24.95
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List of dances described in Quadrille Call Book:
Sheldon's Polka Quadrille
Sheldon's Presidential Polka Quadrille
Fairy Queen Quadrille
Cake Walk Quadrille
New Plain Quadrille
National Two Step Lancers
Girl I left Behind Me
Old Dan Tucker
American National, or Saratoga Lancers
Sir Roger de Coverly
La Carmencita Waltz
Heel and Toe Polka
The Valse Minuet
Minuet de la Cour
* The original front cover states the title as: Modern Quadrille Call Book and Dancing Master. The inside title page of the same volume titles the book - Complete Quadrille Call Book and Dancing Master.
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