Cowboy Dances introduced to many who were beginning to be aware of folk contribution to the history of the dance the...

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THE ROUND DANCE BOOK

Cowboy Dances introduced to many who were beginning to be aware of folk contribution to the history of the dance the richness of America's own background. Since then the popularity of the square dances has snowballed, and it has become a popular form of entertainment. Now comes a companion volume on the ""round dance"" -- which he feels can be combined with square dancing infinitely better than modern jitterbugging. The publication of this book may inaugurate a revival of the polka, the schottisch, the Viennese waltz, the two step. His text is not only a history of the round dance, from the introduction of the polka in 1843, to the Castles, and the beginning of the modern forms, but a careful how-to-do-it book, which addicts can follow step by step. Accompanying each dance form are suggestions as to appropriate music, sheet and record. The book ends with suggestions for circle mixers, hints on good form in dancing, and further suggestions on music.

Pub Date: Dec. 22, 1948

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Caxton

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1, 1948