Author Rameau, Pierre
Title The Dancing-Master: Or, The Art of Dancing Explained. Wherein the Manner of Performing all Steps in Ball Dancing is made easy by a new and familiar Method
Publishing Location London
Year 1728
Publisher [J. Essex] and J. Brotherton
Edition
Number of Pages in-4, 160
Publishing Country GBR
Publishing Language ENG
Notes

COMPLETE TITLE: The Dancing-Master: Or, The Art of Dancing Explained. Wherein the Manner of Performing all Steps in Ball Dancing is made easy by a new and familiar Method. In Two Parts. The First, Treating of the proper Positions and different Attitudes for Men and Women, from which all the Steps are to be taken and performed; adorned with instructive Figures: With a Description of the Menuet Figure, shewing the beautiful Turns and graceful Motions of the Body in that Dance. The Second, Of the Use and graceful Motion of the Arms with the Legs in taking the proper Movements and forming the Contrasts, with Figures for the better Explanation. The Whole containing Sixty Figures drawn from the Life, and curiously Engraved on Copper Plates. Done from the French of Monsieur Rameau, by J. Essex, Dancing-Master. 
PUBLISHER: 
Printed, and Sold by him [J. Essex] at his House in Roodlane, Fenchurch-street; and J. Brotherton, Bookseller, at the Bible in Cornhill. 
Online text: Library of Congress Baroque Dance

Translation of the text by Pierre Rameau, Le Maître à Danser of 1725 (see)

LATER EDITIONS: 
- The Dancing-Master: Or, the Whole Art and Mystery of Dancing Explained; And the Manner of Performing all Steps in Ball-Dancing made short and easy. In Two Parts. The First, Treating of the proper Positions and different Attitudes for Men and Women, from which all the Steps are taken and performed; adorned with instructive Figures: And a Description of the Minuet-Figure, shewing the beautiful Turns of the Body in that Dance: As also the Manner how Men and Women ought to walk gracefully with a genteel Behaviour upon all Occasions. Likewise the Ceremonial, as used at the King's Great Ball, and of behaving genteely at Regulated Balls. The Second, Of the Use and agreeable Motions of the Arms and Legs in taking their proper Movements, and forming the Contrast. With Figures for their better Explanation; In Sixty Draughts, done from the Life, and Engraved on Copper Plates. This Work will be very Useful to all Gentlemen and Ladies who take Delight in this Exercise, and to those which keep Boarding-Schools; for this will give their Scholars a just Notion of Address, a good Carriage, and genteel Behaviour. Done from the French of Monsieur Rameau, by J. Essex, Dancing-Master, London, Printed, and Sold by him [J. Essex] at his House in Rood-Lane, Fenchurch street; and J. Brotherton, Bookseller, at the Bible in Cornhill, 1731. 
- London, Printed and Sold by him [J. Essex] at No 4 in Gloucester-Street, Queen's-Square; and J. Brotherton, 1744. 

Both editions, 1731 and 1744, were published as "second edition".


 

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