Folk Dance Bibliography

By Dick Oakes


International Folk Dancing U.S.A. by Betty Casey I first compiled a list of folk dance teaching references for a folk dance teacher training seminar. There were many works that I did not include for lack of research time but which are now in this list.

I am pleased to have been a contributor to Betty Casey's International Folk Dancing U.S.A. (Doubleday and Company, 1981. 331 pp.), in which Mrs. Casey writes,

"...Dick Oakes, an all-around international folk dance instructor, helped in checking the many dance instructions and the Lexicon definitions. He devised the clever system of using a larger and smaller raised capital letter (RL) to indicate that a step can be done with either the right or left foot; he also assisted with photo illustrations and provided the material for "Yugoslavian Folk Dancing."

Happy researching!


A Selection of European Folk Dances, Vols. 1-2.
Pergamon, 1964. Softcover.
Adams, Doug. Appropriating Australian Folk Dance Into Sacred Dance.
The Sharing Co., 1987. 18 pp.
Agarkar, A. J. Folk Dance of Maharashtra.
Rajabbau Josji, 1950. Hardcover.
Ajayi, Omofolabo S. Yoruba Dance: The Semiotics of Movement and Body Attitude in a Nigerian Culture.
Africa World Press, 1998. 196 pp. Delves into history to unearth the aesthetics, significance and the meaning attached to dance as a socio-cultural phenomenon among the Yoruba ethnic group of modern Nigeria. Softcover.
Ajello, Elvira. The Solo Irish Jig.
Beaumont, 1932. Glossary of terms; descriptions of the Irish jig; notes on costumes, and a brief essay on Irish music.
Ajoian, Frances. Armenian Bar Dances.
Sierra Printing & Lithograph, Frances Ajoian, 1996. Descriptions for 33 dances. Softcover.
Ajoian, Frances. Armenian Dances.
Frances Ajoian, Self-published, 1961, 1996. Descriptions for 33 dances. Softcover.
Alexandru, Tiberiu. Romanian Folk Music.
Musical Publishing House, 1980. 269 pp. 13 pages about Romanian dances (no descriptions). All about Romanian folk music, including musical scores, line drawing, black and white photographs. Softcover.
Alford, Violet. Dances of France, Vol. III, The Pyranees.
Max Parrish and Co., 1951. Crwo Publishers, 1963. 40 pp. Descriptions of four dances. Background, costumes, costume color plates, piano music. Published under the auspices of The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association. Small hardcover.
Alford, Violet. Peeps at English Folk Dances.
A. and C. Black, 1923. Hardcover.
Alford, Violet. The Traditional Dance.
Methven and Co., 1935.
Allenby-Jaffe, Margaret. National Dance.
Crowood Press, 2007. 192 pp. Written for dance students, teachers, historians, and interested readers, the book also includes 175 color photos, and step-by-step descriptions of particular national dances and their accompanying music. Softcover.
Allenby-Jaffé, Nigel S. Folk Dance of Europe.
Folk Dance Enterprises, 1990. 344 pp. Softcover.
Allenby-Jaffé, Nigel S. Hungarian Dance.
Folk Dance Enterprises, 1938, 1990.
Allenby-Jaffé, Nigel S. Ten Dances from Brittany.
Folk Dance Enterprises, 1988. 24 pp. Hardcover.
Allenby-Jaffé, Nigel S. Ten Dances from Denmark.
Folk Dance Enterprises, 1988. 24 pp. Hardcover.
Allenby-Jaffé, Nigel S. Ten Dances from Finland.
Folk Dance Enterprises, 1988. 24 pp. Hardcover.
Allenby-Jaffé, Nigel S. Ten Dances from Portugal.
Folk Dance Enterprises, 1988. 24 pp. Hardcover.
Allenby-Jaffé, Nigel S. Ten Dances from Sweden.
Folk Dance Enterprises, 1998. 24 pp. Hardcover.
Allenby-Jaffé, Nigel S. and Margaret. European Folk Dance.
Folk DAnce Enterprises, 1987. 144 pp. Hardcover.
Allenby-Jaffé, Nigel S. and Margaret. The Netherlands.
Folk Dance Enterprises, 1982. 144 pp. This is one of the European Folk Dance Series. Hardcover.
Allenby-Jaffe, Nigel. The World of English Folk Dance.
Folk Dance Enterprises, 1990. 334 pp.
AlZayer, Panni and Y. Villacampa. Middle Eastern Dance.
Chelsea House Publishers, 2003. 124 pp. World of Dance Series. Softcover.
American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Materials for Teaching Dance, Vol. II.
Washington D.C. Folk, Square, and Social Dance.
Ammann. Kanak Dance and Music
Routledge, 1997. 256 pp. The beating of bark-clappers and the stamping of bamboo tubes was combined with part-songs by two singers, accompanied by the shouting, cries, and whistles of hundreds of dancers. All this must have left an indelible mark on the aural sensations of the participants. After such ceremonies, that world returned to the sounds of nature. Softcover.
Ampolo, Louis. A Manual of International Folk Dances.
Appalachian Press, 1973. Omni Press, 1975. 73 pp. Softcover.
Ancona, George. Dancing is R.
Dutton Juvenile, 1981. 48 pp. Text and photographs introduce some dances of various countries around the world. Hardcover.
Ancona, George, F. Isabel Campoy, and Alma Flor Ada. Mis Bailes (My Dances).
Children's Press, 2005. 32 pp. Softcover.
And, Metin. A Pictorial History of Turkish Dancing: From Folk Dancing to Whirling Dervishes, Belly Dancing to Ballet.
Dost Yayiniari, 1976. 182 pp. Softcover.
Anderson, Allie and John M. Duthie. A Complete Guide to Scottish Country Dancing.
McDougall's Educational Co. Complete guide for technique and styling; 2 simple country dances with music.
Anderson, Colleen Nelson and Susanne J. Davis. Recreational Folk Dance.
Kendall Hunt Publishing Co., 1998. 113 pp. Hardcover.
Anderson, Lydia. Folk Dancing: A First Book.
Franklin Watts, 1981. 64 pp. Discusses how folk dancing began and why it remains popular. Includes instructions for several dances from various countries. Hardcover.
Aquino, Francisca Reyes. Foreign Folk Dances.
Self-published, 1951. 86 pp.
Aquino, Francisca Reyes. Fundamental Dance Steps and Music.
Kayumanggi Press, 1957. 94 pp. Softcover.
Aquino, Francisca Reyes. Philippine Folk Dances, Vol. I.
Kayumanggi Press, 1962. 25 dances; regional classification, pronunciation chart, costumes, and piano music for each dance. Softcover.
Aquino, Francisca Reyes. Philippine Folk Dances, Vol. II.
Kayumanggi Press, 1953. 35 dances; regional classification, pronunciation chart, costumes, and piano music for each dance. Softcover.
Aquino, Francisca Reyes. Philippine Folk Dances, Vol. III.
Kayumanggi Press, 1960. 26 dances; regional classification, pronunciation chart, costumes, and piano music for each dance. Softcover.
Aquino, Francisca Reyes. Philippine Folk Dances, Vol. IV.
Kayumanggi Press. 22 dances; regional classification, pronunciation chart, costumes, and piano music for each dance. Softcover.
Aquino, Francisca Reyes. Philippine National Dances.
Silver Burdett Co., 1946. Fifty-three dances; regional classification, and piano music for each dance. Softcover.
Aquino, Francisca Reyes and Petron Remos. Philippine Folk Dance and Games.
Silver Burdett Co., 1927. Twenty folk dances and 46 games. Softcover.
Arbeau, Thoinet. Orchesography.
Dover Publications, 1967. 272 pp. Generally regarded as the most valuable book on 16th-century dance and music available, this volume offers detailed instructions for all of the steps involved in pavans, gavottes, galliards, and more. References to the practices of instrumental music of the 1500s appear throughout the text, in addition to 47 dance tunes with period barring and notation. 44 illustrations. Softcover.
Armstrong, Don. Caller/Teacher Manual for Contras.
Sets in Order American Square Dance Society. Timing breakdowns for 101 contra dances. Teaching techniques, prompting. Softcover.
Armstrong, Don. Contra Dancing.
Lloyd Shaw Foundation Sales Division. More than 100 contra dances along with pictures, diagrams, and descriptions.
Armstrong, Don. Don Armstrong's Dance Workbook: A collection of 231 dances. .
Self-published, 1994. 101 pp. Includes contras, quadrilles, squares, folk dances from 12 countries, mixers, line and novelty dances, and more! Spiral-bound.
Armstrong, Lucile. Dances of Portugal.
Max Parrish and Co., 1948. 40 pp. Descriptions of four dances. Background, costumes, costume color plates, piano music. Published under the auspices of The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association. Small hardcover.
Armstrong, Lucile. Dances of Spain, Vol. I, South, Centre and North-West.
Max Parrish and Co., 1950. 40 pp. Descriptions of four dances. Background, costumes, costume color plates, piano music. Published under the auspices of The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association. Small hardcover.
Armstrong, Lucile. Dances of Spain, Vol. II, North-East and East.
Max Parrish and Co. 40 pp. Descriptions of four dances. Background, costumes, costume color plates, piano music. Published under the auspices of The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association. Small hardcover.
Armstrong, Lucile. A Window on Folk Dance, With Special Reference to the Dances of the Iberian Peninsula.
Springfield Books, 1985. 128 pp. Hardcover.
Arnheim, Daniel D. Dance Injuries, Their Prevention and Care.
C. V. Mosby Co., 1975, 1991. Understand injuries and ways to treat them. Softcover.
Aronen, Juha-Matti. Folk Culture in the Nordic Countries.
Atanasovsky, Pece. Macedonian Folk Dances.
Snark Records. Notes by Robert Leibman, Department of Folklore, UCLA.
Ayutthayai, Dutsadi Boiriphat Na. The Regional Dances of Thailand.
Foundation for the Advancement of Educational Materials, 1962.
Balassa, Ivan and Gyula Ortutay. Hungarian Ethnography and Folklore.
Corvina Kiado, 1979. Hardcover.
Ballwebber, Edith. Group Instruction in Social Dance.
A. S. Barnes and Co., 1938.
Bambra, Audrey and Muriel Webster. Teaching Folk Dancing.
Theatre Arts Books, 1972. 128 pp. Hardcover.
Banaţeanu, T., G. Fosca and E. Ionescu.Folk Costumes of Rumenia
State Publishing House for Literature and the Arts, 1958.
Banerji, Projesh. The Folk Dance of India.
Kitabistan, 1944. 129 pp. Hardcover.
Bannerman, Glen Q and Neil Pugsley. Recreation with Dance, Movement and Music.
Bridge Resources, 1999. 208 pp. A practical resource on the use of music in recreation programs, including methods of getting programs started, song leading, technical information for choosing sound systems, plus a wide variety of dances, games, mixers, and songs. Softcover.
Barrand, Anthony G. Six Fools and a Dancer: The Timeless Way of the Morris.
North Harmony Publishing Co., 1991. 251 pp. To understand this characterization of the Morris is to know the quality without a name. To be able to learn from it is to follow the timeless way of Morris dancing and use its pattern language. If this book serves as a gate to the timeless way for any dancer, musician, spectator, or teacher it will have fulfilled its purpose. Hardcover.
Bartas, Yolanda. Latin American Costumes.
Hyperion Press, 1941.
Bartok, Bela. Roumanian Folk Dances.
Boosey and Hawkes, 2004. 12 pp. Softcover.
Bartok, Bela and Albert B. Lord. Serbo-Croatian Folk Songs.
1951. The authors analyze "women's" songs collected Milman Perry in 1934 and 1935. Songs are given with music and lyrics.
Barton, Lucy. Historic Costume for the Stage.
1938.
Bauer, Lois and Barbara Reed. Dance and Play Activities for the Elementary Grades, Vols. I-II.
Chartwell House, Inc., 1953. Volume I for grades one to three; Volume II for grades four to six.
Baum, Edna. Russian Peasant Dances.
Clayton F. Summy Co, 1928. Ten dances, 8 for elementary school, 2 for secondary.
Beal, Daniel. Dances from Norway.
Precision Graphics, Inc., 1988. 202 pp. Includes sheet music, all words and translations. Historical notes, good footnotes. Excellent descriptions of Norwegian styling, many clear diagramsm 4 childrens dances, 11 song dances, 16 figure-dances, 11 old-time couple dances. Hardcover.
Beamer, Winona, Murray Engle, Zillah S. Young, Kalehuamakanoe Harward and Carol A. Jenkins. Na Hula O Hawai'i: The Songs and Dances of the Beamer Family.
Island Heritage, 1976. 195 pp. Hardcover.
Becić, Jerko and Walter W. Kolar. A Suvey of Folk Musical Instruments in Yugoslavia, Idiophones.
Duquesne University Tamburitzans Institute of Folk Arts, 1975. 24 pp. Definition of terms, Idiophoones, Struck Idiophones (directly and indrectly), Plucked Idiophones, and Friction Idiophones. Softcover.
Beliajus, Vytautas Finadar. Dance and be Merry, Vol. I.
Clayton F. Summy Co., 1940. Thirty-one Lithuanian folk dance descriptions, piano music. Softcover.
Beliajus, Vytautas Finadar. Dance and be Merry, Vol. II.
Clayton F. Summy Co., 1942. Sixteen Lithuanian folk dances, piano music. Softcover.
Beliajus, Vytautas Finadar. Dance of Lietuva.
Clayton F. Summy Co., 1951. Delaware, Ohio: Co-op Recreation Service, 1951. 54 circle and line dances from Lithuania with musical scores, song words, black and white drawings and photographs. Large softcover.
Beliajus, Vytautas Finadar. Evening Song, The: Vakarinee Daina.
Bonnie Press, 1954 (revised in 1992). The first book in English of a collection of Lithuanian folk tales, legends and fables, compiled and translated by Vytautas F. Beliajus. Illustrated by Louis Denov.
Beliajus, Vytautas Finadar. Khanukkah, a Holiday Jolly.
Self-published, 1955 (revised 1974). A.D. Nix. Co. History, a skit, songs, and dances.
Beliajus, Vytautas Finadar. Lore.
Chicago Park System. A folklore magazine published by Vyts Beliajus, 1936-1939. The first folklore magazine devoted to folk dance and described by Mr. Beliajus as "sort of like a forerunner of VILTIS," was published with WPA money.
Beliajus, Vytautas Finadar. Let's Be Merry.
Cooperative Recreation Service, 1951. 38 pp. Descriptions of seven easy dances of Lithuania. Stories, games, piano music, song words. Booklet.
Beliajus, Vytautas Finadar. Merrily Dance.
Cooperative Recreation Service, Inc., 1947, 1955. 24 pp. Descriptions of 13 easy dances of France, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, United States (including Jewish, Palestinian, and Arabic dances). Piano music, song words. Booklet.
Beliajus, Vytautas Finadar. Ona.
A.D. Nix, 1977. By Vytautas F. Beliajus; illustrations by Gloria Ptaicek Andersson. A collection of short stories of Lithuania. Cover art by Louis Denov.
Beliajus, Vytautas Finadar. Palestine Makes Merry.
In preparation when Vyts died.
Beliajus, Vytautas Finadar. Svieka Marija — Ave Maria.
Self-published, 1968. Original composition by Vyts Beliajus. Arranged by Lizúdas Stukas. Music and text in Lithuanian and Latin. Cover art by Dick Oakes.
Beliajus, Vytautas Finadar. They Still Do It.
In preparation when Vyts died.
Beliajus, Vytautas Finadar. Vaga — The Furrow.
Self-published, 1935. By Vytautas F. Beliajus. First book in English of short stories and poetry by Lithuanian youth.
Beliajus, Vytautas Finadar. Viltis.
Self-published, 1944-1994. A folklore and dance magazine, published by Vyts Beliajus from 1942 to 1944 as a mimeographed armed-services newsletter, then as a printed publication from September, 1944 to Mr. Beliajus' death in 1994, when its publication was assumed by the International Institute of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Available on microfilm from Xerox's University Microfilms, Serials Dept., 300 N. Zeep Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48106.
Beliajus, Vytautas Finadar. Viltis Foods of the World.
Self-published, 1973, 98p. Compiled by Vytautas Finadar Beliajus.
Beliajus, Vytautas Finadar. Where the Nemunas Flows.
In preparation when Vyts died.
Belzić, Jerko and Walter W. Kolar. A Survey of Folk Musical Instruments in Yugoslavia Membranophones.
Duquesne University Tamburitzans Institute of Folk Arts, 1978. 17 pp. Terms, pronunciation guide, map of yugoslavia, membranophones, friction membranophones, singing membranophones, bibliography; line drawings. Softcover.
Benet, Sula. Song, Dance, and Customs of Peasant Poland.
Dennis Dobson, 1951. Peasant life, celebrations and traditions.
Bensel, E. Van Der Ven-Ten. Dances of the Netherlands.
Max Parrish and Co. 40 pp. Descriptions of four dances. Background, costumes, costume color plates, piano music. Published under the auspices of The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association. Small hardcover.
Bentley, Bernard J. English Country Dances: Eighteen Country Dances from Various Sources 1713-1790.
English Folk Dance & Song Society, 1977. 22 pp. Softcover.
Bergman, Marion. The Russian American Dance Book.
A. S. Barnes and Co., 1947. Music and lyrics in Russian and English for 19 folkdance songs; includes descriptions for each song.
Bergquist, Nils William. Swedish Folk Dances.
A. S. Barnes and Co., 1910, 1914, 1928. The New York Public Library, 2011. 74 pp. Hardcover.
Berk, Fred. 100 Israeli Folk Dances: Choreographed in Israel and available on records recorded in America.
Israel Folk Dance Department of the American Zionist Youth Foundation, 1978. 108 pp.
Berk, Fred. The Chasidic Dance.
Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1975.
Berk, Fred. Guide for the Israeli Folk Dance Teacher.
American Zionist Youth Foundation, 1971. 16 pp. No dance descriptions. Discussions about teacher problems, dance notation, translating dance names, what makes a good teacher, starting a group, running a performing group, weekend workshops, more. Softcover.
Berk, Fred. Ha-Rikud, The Jewish Dance.
American Zionist Youth Foundation, 1972. 101 pp. Descriptions of 25 dances of Israel. History, background, fundamentals, teaching, choreography, starting a group, costumes. Terms, abbreviations, records. black and white photographs, drawings. Softcover.
Berk, Fred (editor). Hora.
American Zionist Youth Foundation. (Israeli dance publication.)
Berk, Fred. Jewish Dance, The.
Exposition Press, 1960. An anthology of articles.
Berk, Fred. Dance Instructions.
Tikva Record, T-80.
Berk, Fred and Katya Delakova. Jewish Folk Dance Book.
National Jewish Welfare Board, 1948. 45p.
Berk, Fred and Katya Delakova. Dances of Palestine.
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation, 1947. Eleven dances collected in the United States; music arranged.
Berk, Fred and Lucy Venable. Holiday in Israel.
Dance Notation Bureau, Inc., 1977.
Berk, Fred and Lucy Venable. Ten Folk Dances in Labanotation.
Dance Notation Bureau, Inc., 1959.
Berk, Fred and Susan Reimer. Machol Ha'am. Dance of the Jewish People.
American Zionist Youth Foundation, 1978. 94 pp. No dance descriptions. History of Jewish dance in Israel and America, influences of ethnic groups, choreographers. black and white photographs. Softcover.
Bernstein, Ira G. American Clogging Steps and Notation.
Self-published, 1984. Softcover.
Bernstein, Ira G. Appalachian Clogging and Flatfooting Steps.
Self Published, 1992. Softcover.
Bidstrup, George and Marguerite. Folk Dances.
Self-published, 1952. Softcover.
Bidstrup, George and Marguerite. Folk Dances Brought from Denmark.
Self-published, 1952. Softcover.
Bidstrup, George and Marguerite. Singing Games and Folk Dances.
Toby Press, 2007. 60 pp. All of these singing games are of Scandinavian source, principally Danish, and many were recorded by Georg Bidstrup, who as a child growing up in Denmark, started to play them at the age of six. Softcover.
Bird, Bob. Country & Western Dancing: An Introduction.
Self-published, 1984. Softcover.
Blake, Lois. Welsh Folk Dance and Costume.
Talysaarn, Gwynedd, Wales: Gwynn Publishing Co., 1965. 24 pp.
Bloland, Sunni. An Evaluation Device in Dance.
University of Wisconsin, 1952. Master's Thesis Problem.
Bloland, Sunni and Anca Giurchescu. Romanian Traditional Dance: A Contextual And Structural Approach.
Wild Flower Press, 1995.
Boardman, Eunice and Beth Landis. Exploring Music.
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1966. Teacher's Edition.
Bogolia, Kathleen M. and Mary Leuca. Romanian Folk Dancing.
Purdue University, Department of Education, 1977. 45 pp.
Bonnice, Sherry. Folk Dance.
Mason Crest Publishers, 2002. For ages 9-12. Hardcover.
Bossing, Ed and Elsie Bossing. Handbook fo Favorite Dances.
H. T. Fitzsimmons Co., 1955.
Bottomer, Paul. Salsa! How to Salsa: Steps, Style, Spirit.
Anness, 1998. 65 pp. All the popular dance styles with easy-to-follow, step-by-step sequences and accessible language. Hardcover.
Bouche, P., R. Gest and E. Sibron. Dances des Provinces de France, Tomes I-VII.
Editiones Jacques Vautran, 1946.
Boullier, Dianna. Exploring Irish Music and Dance.
O'Brien Publishers, 1998. 160 pages. An introduction to the tunes, personalities, history and lore of Irish music and dance; illustrated; for ages 9-12. Hardcover.
Bourque-Moreau, France. I Dance My Childhood (Je Danse mon Enfance).
FLDQ, 1979. Contains 80-plus dances as well as useful tips on teaching, with emphasis on rhythms, formations, cultural background, and psycho-motricity.
Bovbjerg, Viggo. Danish Folk Dances.
H. T. Fitzsimmons Co., 1917. Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy, Recreation Department, 1917.
Bower Charles L., Neva Boyd and Jane Farwell. Handy Folk Dance Book.
Cooperative Recreation Service, 1960. Written tunes as well as instructions for group dances. No date noted, but appears to be mid-1900s. Comb-bound booklet.
Bowers, Ethel. Musical Mixers and Simple Square Dances.
Prepared for the National Recreation Association, 1937.
Boyd, Anna And and Neva L. SpacekFolk Dances of Bohemia and Moravia, for School, Playground and Social Center.
H. T. Fitzsimons Co., 1932. Softcover.
Bradshaw, Angela. World Costumes.
The Macmillan Co., 1953. London: Adams and Black, 1955. Contains examples of traditional dress in many parts of the world; 16 plates in color and 142 pages of drawings.
Bradtke, Elaine. Truculent Rustics: Molly Dancing in East Anglia.
Folklore Society, 2000. 40 pp. Softcover.
Brame, M. Schwalb. Folk Dancing is For Everybody, Volume One.
M.S. Method, 1974. Softcover.
Breathnach, Breandán. Folk Music and Dances of Ireland.
Ossian Publications Limited, 1996. 160 pp. A study of the history, development, and present condition of Irish traditional music, song, and dance. Special reference to the fiddle, the Irish Uilleann pipes, and the whistle. Softcover.
Brennan, Helen. The Story of Irish Dance.
Roberts Rinehart, 2001. 188 pp. From early accounts of dance customs in medieval Ireland to the present, Brennan offers an authoritative look at the evolution of Irish dance. Softcover.
Breuer, Katharina. Dances of Austria.
Max Parrish and Co. 39 pp. Handbooks of European National Dances. Descriptions of four dances. Background, costumes, costume color plates, piano music. Published under the auspices of The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association. Small hardcover.
Briggs, Dudley T. Thirty Contras from New England.
Dudley T. Briggs, 1953.
Brittin, Phil. The Compete Book of Country Swing & Western Dance, and a bit about Cowboys.
Doubleday and Co., Inc., 1981. 239 pp. Descriptions of: The Basics, The Moves, The Flash, The Twirls, The Combos, The Rounds. Background, index. black and white photographs. Softcover.
Brown, Chester L. (Editor)Handy Folk Dance Book.
Cooperative Recreation Services, Inc. 143 pp. Ring bound booklet.
Brower, Josephine. The Morris Dance.
H. W. Gray Co., 1910. Description of terms and instructions for over ten Morris stick and handkerchief dances.
Brundage, Al and Rube Merchant. Contras Are Fun.
1953.
Brunelleschi, Elsa and Antonio Brunelleschi. Spanish Dancing.
A. and C. Black, 1958.
Bryans, Helen L. and John Madsen. Scandinavian Dances, Books I-II.
Clark, Irwin and Co., Ltd, 1942.
Buber, Martin. Tales of the Hasadim.
Schocken Books, 1947. Contents: the Early Masters, Jewish Legends.
Buchanan, Fanny R. Folk Dances and How to Do Them.
Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 2010. 50 pp. Hardcover.
Buckman, Peter. Let's Dance: Social Ballroom and Folk Dancing.
Paddington Press Limited, 1979. 288 pp. A fairly successful and entertaining effort to tell the story of dance with special emphasis on social, ballroom and folk dancing. The text is filled with numerous photos and illustrations. Hardcover.
Buday, George. Dances of Hungary.
Max Parrish and Co. 40 pp. Descriptions of four dances. Background, costumes, coume color plates, piano music. Published under the auspices of The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association. Small hardcover. New York: Chanticleer Press, 1950.
Burchenal, Elizabeth. American Country Dances
Nabu Press, 2010, from a 1917 book. 92 pp.
Burchenal, Elizabeth. Dances of the People.
G. S. Shirmer and Co., 1913, 1934. Twenty-eight dances including 5 Danish, 3 English, 5 German, 2 Irish, 3 Scottish, 8 Swedish, 1 Swiss. Hardcover.
Burchenal, Elizabeth. Dances of the People, Vol. II
A. G. Shirmer, Inc., 1913. 82 pp. A second volume of folk dances and singing games; containing twenty-eight folk-dances of the United States, Ireland, England, Scotland; for performance; numerous illustrations. Hardcover.
Burchenal, Elizabeth. Five Folk Dances.
1929
Burchenal, Elizabeth. Folk Dances and Singing Games.
G. S. Shirmer and Co., 1909, 1922, 1933, 1938. 83 pp. Charleston, South Carolina: Nabu Press, 2010. 104 pp. Descriptions of 26 dances of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Russia, Bohemia, Hungary, Italy, England, Scotland and Ireland. Music, costume, black and white plates, index of dances by suitability to certain age groups. Hardcover.
Burchenal, Elizabeth. Folk Dances from Old Homelands.
G. Shirmer and Co., 1909, 1922, revised edition 1933. 83 pp. Background on 33 folk dance in America, index of dances by countries, index of dances by suitability to certain age groups. Line drawings, black and white photographs. Hardcover.
Burchenal, Elizabeth. Folk Dances of Denmark.
G. S. Shirmer and Co., 1915, 1940. Generic Books LLC, 2010. Charleston, South Carolina: BiblioBazaar, 2009. 112 pp. Softcover.
Burchenal, Elizabeth. Folk Dances of Finland.
G. S. Shirmer and Co., 1915. 116 pp. Contains sixty-five dances. Softcover.
Burchenal, Elizabeth. Folk Dances of Germany.
G. S. Shirmer and Co., 1938. Descriptions of 29 dances and singing games. Haradcover.
Burchenal, Elizabeth. Four Folk Games from Sweden, Finland, Czechoslovakia.
Nabu Press, 2011, from a 1928 book.
Burchenal, Elizabeth. National Dances of Ireland (Rinnce na Eirann).
A. S. Barnes and Co., 1925, 1929. Descriptions for 60 dances including style and handgrips, the steps and figures. Piano music included.
Burchenal, Elizabeth. Three Old American Quadrilles.
1926
Burchenal, Elizabeth and C. Ward Crampton. Folk Dance Music: A collection of seventy-six characteristic dances of the people of various nations adapted for use in schools and playgrounds for physical education and play.
G. S. Shirmer and Co, 1908.
Burke, William. Celebration of Diversity: Multicultural Experience Through the Art of Dance.
Self-published.
Bounaventura, Wendy. Serpent of the Nile: Women and Dance in the Arab World.
Interlink Publishing Group: 2010. 224 pp. A perceptive discussion of the history of female solo dancing in the Middle East and its effect on dancers and artists throughout the world.
Byoung-ok, Lee and Judy Van Zile. Korean Folk Dance, Korean Culture Series 13.
Korea Foundation, 2008. 160 pp. The first volume fully theorizing the Korean folk dance tradition. Folk dances from various regions are introduced and their characteristics are discussed. Hardcover.
Byrom, Franklin. The Complete Folkdance Notebook.
Xlibris Corporation, 2009. 298 pp. This anthology of folkdances brings together in one volume several smaller anthologies publishes while he studies recreational folkdances. The Folkdance Notebook is a report of his field research, and describes some beautiful dances used as the nucleus of social gatherings in California. The scores here are both historical records of the dances, and useable as readers for students of dance or of Labanotation. Softcover.
Campbell, Katherine. The Dances We Do.
The Wright Group, 1999. 16 pp.
Campobello, Nellie and Gloria Campobello. Ritmos Indiginas de México.
Self-published, 1940. 240 pp. A study of the basic movements characteristic of the major indigenous groups of México. In Spanish.
Carney, James. Scottish Country Dancing.
Collins Celtic, 1998. 288 pp. This Collins Pocket Reference guide to Scottish country dancing is suitable for the novice as well as the more experienced dancer. It gives instructions to over 100 of the most common ceilidh dances, and provides explanations of the classic steps, techniques and dress. Smaller softcover.
Carty, Hilary S. Folk Dances of Jamaica, An Insight.
Princeton Book Co., 2010. 98 pp. Originally published in 1988, this is a detailed practical and theoretical discussion of five Jamaican folk dances: the Kumina, Dinkie Minie, Quadrille, Bruckin's, and Revival; practical information on both technique and performance. Line drawings. Softcover.
Carville, F. E. A Collection of Ye Old-Faxhioned Dances of 1850.
F. E. Carville, 1926.
Casey, Betty. The Complete Book of Square Dancing (and Round Dancing).
Doubleday and Co., Inc., 1976, 192 pp. (Author's original manuscript title, "Modern Square Dance Fun for Everyone," changed by Doubleday.) Formations, figures, calls for square, round, and contra dances. Music, background, teaching, equipment, fees, clubs, costumes, classes, demonstrations, festivals, youth and children, more. black and white photographs, illustrations, diagrams. Hardcover.
Casey, Betty. Dance Across Texas.
University of Texas Press: 1985, 1993, 2007. 135 pp. Black and white photographs. Texas Folklore Studies. Softcover.
Casey, Betty. International Folk Dancing U.S.A.
Doubleday and Co., Inc., 1981. 363 pp. Descriptions of almost 200 dances from Armenia, Austria, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, México, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Yugoslavia (also children's dances and Danse Orientale). History, background, costumes, music sources, publications, pioneer leaders, camps, organizations, performing groups, formatting a group, building a group, sound systems, dance etiquette, more. Definition lexicon, bibliography, index. black and white photographs, drawings, illustrations. Hardcover.
Casey, Betty. Square Dance Instructions.
Self-published: 2007. 68 pp. Softcover.
Cashion, Susan. Dance Ritual and Cultural Values in a Méxican Village: Festival of Santo Santiago.
Stanford University, Ph.D. Thesis, 1983, 360 pp.
Cashion, Susan. The Son and Jarabe: Mestizo Dance forms of Jalisco, México.
University of California, Los Angeles, M.A. Thesis, 1967, 121 pp.
Castro, Donald S. Argentine Tango As Social History, 1880-1955: The Soul of the People.
Edwin Mellen Publishers, 1991. 284 pp. Discusses "lunfardo" (the language of the tango) and "lunfardo" poets, the tango in the era of the Guardia Vieja, Carlos Gardel, the Epoca de oro of the tango (1917-1943), and the tango under Peron, (1943-1955). It includes a selected bibliography on the Argentine tango. Hardcover.
Cavalier, Debbie. Folk Dances from France.
Warner Brothers Publishing, 1997. 88 pp. Thirteen game-songs and dances from France. The book includes easy-to-follow dance graphics, simple piano arrangements, French and English text, cultural information and an accompaniment CD. Softcover.
Cavalier, Debbbie, E. B. Jurey and Maria Arias Cruz, Méxican Folk Dances, Book and CD.
Belwin, Inc., 1994. 18 pp. Easy-to-follow dance graphics, percussion arrangements. Softcover.
Cavalier, Debbie. Folk Dances of Latin America.
Columbia Pictures Publishers, 1994. 24 pp. Visit Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, Argentina, Panama and México. Text background on many songs included. Softcover.
Chalif, Louis H. Folk Dances of Different Nations, arranged by Louis H. Chalif. Vol. 1.
Self-published, 1926. 58 pp. Descriptions of 23 easy dances of Europe, piano music. Hardcover.
Chalif, Louis H. Folk Dances of Different Nations, arranged by Louis H. Chalif. Vol. 2.
Self-published, 1926. Descriptions of easy dances of Europe, piano music. Hardcover.
Chalif, Louis H. Folk Dances of Different Nations, arranged by Louis H. Chalif. Vol. 3.
Self-published, 1926. Descriptions of easy dances of Europe, piano music. Hardcover.
Chalif, Louis H. Russian Festivals and Costumes for Pageant and Dance
Normal School of Dancing, 1921. 176 pp.
Champe, Flavia Waters. The Matachines Dance of the Upper Rio Grande: History, Music, and Choreography.
University of Nebraska Press, 1983. 112 pp. Hardcover.
Chang, Shong Yang. Chinese Folk Dances for Everybody
Taiwan Time Book, 1975. 91 pp. Softcover.
Chaplin, Nellie. Elizabethan Dances.
J. Curwin and Sons, 1926.
Chapru, Doleta. A Festival of the English May.
Folklore Village Farm, Inc., 1977. 52 pp. Descriptions of 15 dances (maypole, sword, Morris, plaiting, etc.). Extensive English May Festival history and background, and a ful day's schedule, folk plays, bonfire activities, recipes, patterns for hobby horse and maypole; line drawings, black and white photograph. Softcover.
Cheville, Lila R. Festivals and Dances of Panama.
Legacy Books, 1981. 185 pp.
Chicago Park District. Folk Tunes.
Burnham Park, 1942. W.P.A. project.
Chochem, Corinne. Jewish Hiliday Dances.
Behrman House, 1947, 1948. Thirteen choreographed holiday dances; music and Jewish and English lyrics for all dances.
Chochem, Corinne and Muriel Roth. Palestine Dances.
Behrman's Jewish Book House, 1941, 1946. Greenwood Press, 1978. 63 pp.Seventeen dances including music; photographs. Hardcover.
Chujoy, Anatole and Phyllis Winifred Manchester. The Dance Encyclopedia.
Simon and Schuster, 1967. 992 pp.
Clark, Sibyl. Community Dance Manual 6.
Clark, Sibyl. English Folk Dancing for Schools and Junior Youth Clubs: Teachers and Leaders.
English Folk, 1956, 1969. 18 pp. Softcover.
Clark, Sibyl. Seven Midland Dances.
English Folk. Revised Edition 1955. 16 pp.
Clark, Sibyl. Swing Partners: An Introduction to English Social Dancing.
Novello for EFDSS, 1964. 32 pp
Clowes, Roy and Bob Donald. Green Lochan and Eleven Other Scottish Dances: Dances for 1 to 12 Dancers.
Self-published, 1971. 43 pp. Softcover.
Cole, M. M. One Thousand Fiddle Tunes.
Self-published, 1940.
Coles, Cowper. Greensleeves and Other Old Dances.
J. Curwen and Sons, 1910.
Collie, George. Highland Dress.
Hamonsworth, England: Penguin.
Cope-Robinson, Lyn and June Milton. Beginning Scottish Dancing, A Dancer's Manual.
Canmore Press, 1995. 116 pp. Comb binding
Coppack, Walter. Notes on Six English Folk Dances.
With Victor Album P 53. Six country dances, three records.
Corona, Vicki. China Folk Dance Booklet, Book, Music CD, and Demo DVD.
Dance Fantasy Productions, 1989. 35 pp. Includes an instruction manual for beginner students on how to craft and twirl Chinese performance ribbons for the popular "Long Silk Dance," the companion music CD for practice and performance, and a DVD demonstration of the dance. Softcover.
Corona, Vicki. European Folk Dances.
Dance Fantasy Productions, 1990. 40 pp. A sampling of beginner dance routines for adults and children. Softcover.
Corona, Vicki. Exotic Dances of Tonga.
Dance Fantasy Productions, 1989. 24 pp. For female Polynesian dance students. Choreography for "Ko e Hiva Tau" with coconut implements, costuming, music implements, historical overview. Softcover.
Corona, Vicki. Folk Dances of the Philippines.
Dance Fantasy Productions, 1989, 2004. 35 pp. Set of one instruction booklet with beginner level steps, hops, and jumps for the popular "Tinikling" routine, and a practice music CD of the dance. Softcover.
Corona, Vicki. Greek Folk Dancing.
Dance Fantasy Productions, 1989. 30 pp. An introduction to traditional Greek line dances for stage, social occasions, join-in taverna dances, or audience participation segments within a long dance program. Includes companion Music CD for rehearsals. Softcover.
Corona, Vicki. Israeli Folk Dancing.
Dance Fantasy Productions, 1990. 35 pp. Introduction to the beautiful dances of Israel, overview of costumes, and written choreographies for the "Hora," "Mayim Mayim," and "Erev Ba". Includes music CD of these three titles for dance practice. Softcover.
Corona, Vicki. Maori Tribe Chorographies
Dance Fantasy Productions, 1989. 28 pp. Intermediate choreography for "Pa Mai," single and double "Poi Ball" twirling patterns, and "E Papa" Stick Dance. Softcover.
Corona, Vicki. Méxican Folk Dance, Booklet with Music CD.
Dance Fantasy Productions, 2004. 35 pp. Beginner Level Student instruction and starter choreography for "Flor de Canela" dance. Includes music CD with two versions of the song — traditional and mariachi styles. Softcover.
Corona, Vicki. Russian Folk Dances.
Dance Fantasy Productions, 1990. 40 pp. Dance Fantasy Productions, 1990. 40 pp Beginner to intermediate level steps and choreographies for the songs Espan, Korobushka, Russian Peasant Dance, Tsiganoclka, and Vo Sadu. Softcover.
Coros, Mary. The 'Forgotten' Dances of Crete: Dilemma for an American Cretan Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher, Researcher..
Review Paper for The International Council for Traditional Music.
Coros, Mary. The Practice and the Responsibility for Retention of Culture..
Review Paper for The International Council for Traditional Music.
Country Dance Society of America. English Country Dances of Today.
Cooperative Redreation Service, 1948. Handbook of 20 popular recreational dances; melodic line for several dances.
Covarrubias, Louis. Méxican Native Arts and Crafts.
Eugenio Fischgrund. Pamphlet.
Covarrubias, Louis. Méxican Native Costume.
Eugenio Fischgrund, 1950. 28 pp. Includes clothing from Oaxaca, Puebla, Chiapas, Jalisco, Yucatan, Michoacan. Also a Charro on his horse. Pamphlet.
Covarrubias, Louis. Méxican Native Dances.
Eugenio Fischgrund, 1954. Pamphlet.
Covarrubias, Louis. Regional Dances of México.
Eugenio Fischgrund, 1964. Pamphlet.
Crampton, Charles Ward. The Folk Dance Book: For Elementary Schools, Classroom, Playground, and Gymnasium.
A. S. Barnes and Co., 1908, 1932, 1937, 1939, 1944. 82 pp. Description of dances (for gradeschools) but not identified by country. No history, no background. Piano music. Softcover.
Crampton, Charles Ward. The Second Folk Dance Book.
Kessinger Publishing, LLC, (1916) 2008. 84 pp. Soft and hardcover.
Crampton, Charles Ward with Elizabeth Burchenal. Folk Dance Music.
G. Shirmer, 1908. Hardcover.
Crampton, Charles Ward with Nils Bergquist. Swedish Folk Dances.
Kessinger Publishing, 2007. 76 pp.
Crawford, Caroline. Dramatic Games and Dances for Little Children.
A. S. Barnes and Co., 1922. Hardcover.
Crawford, Caroline. Folk Dances and Games.
A. S. Barnes, 1923, 1931. 82 pp. Charleston, South Carolina: Nabu Press, 2010. 102 pp. Hardcover.
Croft, W. D. English Folk Dances.
Wessex Press, revised edition, 1924.
Crosfield, Domini. Dances of Greece.
Max Parrish and Co., 1948. 40 pp. Descriptions of four dances. Background, costumes, costume color plates, piano music. Published under the auspices of The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association. Small hardcover.
Crum, Dick. Old-Tyme Kolos.
Tamburitza Extravaganza, 1993. 22 Dance descriptions.
Crum, Dick. Vranjanka and Other Jugoslav Songs and Dances.
Hargill Music Press, 1957 (reprinted 1958). Softcover.
Cutting, John. History and the Morris Dance A Look at Morris Dancing from It's Earliest Days Until 1850.
Princeton Book Co. Publishers, 2006. 204 pp. From the earliest known references (1137 in Spain, 1448 in England) to the middle of the nineteenth century, Morris events are listed and examined. A parallel study looks at publications about Morris, from the Puritans down to the present day. Many illustrations portraying Morris or possible Morris dancers from the fourteenth century onwards are reproduced in the text. Softcover.
Czarnowski, Lucile Katheryn. Dances of Early California Days.
Pacific Books, 1950.
Czarnowski, Lucile Katheryn Folk Dance Teaching Cues.
University of the Pacific Folk Dance Camp, 1961. The National Press, 1963, 1969. 93 pp. Descriptions of 48 international dances rhythms, teaching. Spiral-bound.
Czarnowski, Lucile Katheryn and McKay, Jack B. How to Teach Folk and Square Dancing.
Triangle Printing, 1954.
Czarnowski, Lucile Katheryn. Some Genetic Phases of the Dance.
University of Wisconsin, M.S. Thesis, 1931. 85 pp.
Czompo, Andor. Hungarian Dances.
AC Publications, 1968, 1979. 50 pp. Descriptions of 14 dances. History, background, abbreviations, basic steps. Softcover.
Czompo, Andor. Hungarian Folk Dances.
AC Publications, 1964. Softcover.
Czompo, Ann I. Disco Dance 2.
AC Publications, 1978. 15 pp. Descriptions for 15 dances. Softcover.
Czompo, Ann I. Disco Hustle!.
AC Publications, 1978. 16 pp. Descriptions of 13 dances. Softcover.
Czompo, Ann I. Hungarian Embroideries.
AC Publications. Varrottas 1. Softcover.
Czompo, Ann I. Recreational Jazz Dance, Syllabus No. 3.
AC Publications, 1971. 15 pp. Descriptions for 14 dances. Softcover.
Czompo, Ann I. and Andor Czompo. Dance Fundamentals.
AC Publications, 1981. 54 pp. Basic locomotor "etudes" in both standard notation and Labanotation include grapevine, skip, slide, gallop, schottische, two-step, polka, waltz, mazurka. Sections on dance, types of movement, positions, warm-up techniques, rhythm fundamentals, Labanotation, locomotor movements. Index. Spiral-bound.
Dalsemer, Robert G. Folk Dance Fun for Schools and Families.
John C Campbell Folk SChool, 1995. 18 pp. Softcover
Dawson, Jeanine. French Folk Dances.
French Folklore Society (separate sheets).
Davis, Susanne J. and Colleen N. West. Recreational Folk Dance.
Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2nd Edition, 2011. 79 pp. Spiral-bound.
Day, Mel. Blue Book of Rounds.
Sets in Order.
deAlaiza, Carol "Candi" Harrington. Basque Dancing in Southern California.
In Anglo-American Contributions to Basque Studies: Essays in Honor of Jon Bilbao, edited by W. A. Douglass, R. W. Etulain and W. H. J. Jacobsen, pp. 43-50. Desert Research Institute Publications in Social Sciences. vol. 13, D. D. Fowler, general editor. Desert Research Institute, Reno.
deAlaiza, Carol "Candi" Harrington with Elsie Ivancich Dunin. DdA Reference Format for Dance.
Cross-Cultural Dance Resources, 1988, 1989, 2010.
Delakova, Katya and Fred Berk. Dance Fundamentals.
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation, 1947. 32 pp. Description, words (Hebrew and English) and sheet music to 10 old dances — all predating the 1948 creation of the state of Israel. Softcover, 9" x 12".
Delakova, Katya and Fred Berk. Dances of Palestine.
Hillel Resources, 1947.
Denniston, Christine. The Meaning of Tango, The Story of the Argentinian Dance.
Anova Books, 2008. 224 pp. Traces the development of the dance, from its birth in poverty-stricken Buenos Aires, through the craze of the early 20th century, right up to its recent revival today thanks to Broadway shows such as Tango Argentino. Hardcover.
Descutner, Janet. Asian Dance.
Chelsea House Publications: 2010. 168 pp. World of Dance. Hardcover.
Despotovic, Ciga and Ivon. Sixteen Yugoslavian Dances, No. I.
Rotterdam, Holland: Stichting Nevofoon, no date. 36 pp. Porodinka kolo, Podrimsko oro, Retko kolo, Cigančica, Poziv kolo, Vashinko oro, Kučevačko koli, Čučersko oro, Ivanovo oro, Mirkovo kolo, Svekrvino oro, Toičevo kolo, Ženska žiptarska igra, Ciganski orijent, Makedonsko devojče, Op ša ša. Softcover.
Despotovic, Ciga and Ivon. Sixteen Yugoslavian Dances, No. II.
Stichting Nevofoon, no date. 36 pp. Splet Srpskih igara, Prespansko oro, Sota, Momačko četnja, Duy-duy, Demirhisarsko oro, Pantino kolo, Mešovito oro, Ljiljino kolo, Musko oro, Grom kolo, Turski čoček, Švrčino kolo. Softcover.
Despotovic, Ciga and Ivon. Sixteen Yugoslavian Dances, No. III.
Stichting Nevofoon, no date. Softcover.
Despotovic, Ciga and Ivon. Sixteen Yugoslavian Dances, No. IV.
Stichting Nevofoon, no date. 37 pp. Moravac, Pajduško, Srba, Pembe, Trojanac, Ratevka, Čačak, Kopačka, Šestorka, Berovka, Čuperlika, Ti momo, Bajraće, Vranjica, Čučuk.
DeZoete, Beryl. Dance and Magic Drama in Ceylon.
Theatre Arts Books, 1958. Folklore and festivals.
DeZoete, Beryl. The Other Mind: A Study of Dance and Life in South India.
Bharata Natya and Kathakeli and trance-dances or dances of possession.
Dhillan, I. S. Folk Dances of Punjab.
National Bookshop, 2002. 184 pp. Hardcover.
Diagram Group. Musical Instruments of the World, an Illustrated Encyclopedia.
Facts on File Inc., 1976. This book has more than 4000 drawings of a global range of traditional, historic, and contemporary instruments from all cultures, divided into the instrument types of aerophones, idiophones, membranophones, chordophones, and mechanical and electrical instruments, and more. Available commercially and from music education catalogs.
Dickins, Guillermina. Dances of México.
Max Parrish and Co., no date. Instruction for 3 long dances.
Dolmetsch, Mabel. Dances of England and France from 1450 to 1600: With Their Music and Authentic Manner of Performance.
Da Capo Press, 1975. 163 pp. Hardcover.
Dolmetsch, Mabel. Dances of Spain and Italy from 1400 to 1600.
Da Capo Press, 1975. 174 pp. Hardcover.
Donkov, Ivan. Folk Dances from the Region of Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria.
Hristo Dimitrov Chervenakov, 1997. 176 pp.
Drake-Boyt, Elizabeth. Latin Dance.
Greenwood Press, 2011. 161 pp. Addresses every major style of Latin dance, describing the basic steps that characterize it as well as its rhythmic pace and time signature, and examining its development from European, African, and Amerindian influences. Hardcover.
Dmytriw, Olya. Ukrainian Arts.
Ukrainian Youth's League of North America, 1955. Edited by Anne Miltz.
Donaghey, Robert. Thesaurus of Israeli Dance.
Copen Press, Brooklyn, New York, 1969. 120 pp. Detailed descriptions of 112 Israeli dances. Includes music source (vinil records) for all songs and translations of title of each song, plus indices, 8-1/2" x 11". Softcover.
Drewry, John. Bon Accord Book of Scottish Country Dances.
Scottish National Dance Co., 1968. 47 pp. Softcover.
Drewry, John. The Canadian Book of Scottish Country Dances.
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, 1987. 46 pp. Detailed directions are given for 42 dances — Jigs, Strathspeys, Hornpipes, Reels — with indications of which bar of music on which the next movement should begin. Pamphlet.
Dubois, Claudie Marcel and Marie Marguerite Andral. Dances of France, Vol. I: Brittany and Bourbonnais.
Chanticleer Press, 1950. 40 pp. Descriptions of five dances. Background, costumes, costume color plates, piano music. Published under the auspices of The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association. Hardcover. Small hardcover.
Duchen, Jessica. Hungarian Dances.
Hodder and Stoughton Ltd., 2008. 412 pp. Hardcover.
Duggan, Anne Schley, Jeanette Schlottman and Abbie Rutledge. Folk Dances of the British Isles.
Ronald Press, 1948. A. S. Barnes and Co., 1949. Ayer Co. Publishers, 1980. 110 pp. History, geography, background, basic steps, figures, positions, music, costumes, costume color plates, festivals. Terms, counting, drawings, illustrations, piano music. Includes 12 dances, illustrations (no color plates), line drawings of step motifs. Hardcover.
Duggan, Anne Schley, Jeanette Schlottman and Abbie Rutledge. Folk Dances of European Countries.
Ronald Press, 1948. A. S. Barnes and Co., 1949. Ayer Co. Publishers, 1980. 160 pp. Descriptions of 27 dances of Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Hungary, Russia, Switzerland, Yugoslavia. History, geography, background, basic steps, figures, positions, music, costumes, costume color plates, festivals. Terms, counting, drawings, illustrations, piano music. Hardcover.
Duggan, Anne Schley, Jeanette Schlottman and Abbie Rutledge. Folk Dances of Scandinavia.
Ronald Press, 1948. A. S. Barnes and Co., 1949. Ayer Co. Publishers, 1980. 118 pp. History, geography, background, basic steps, figures, positions, music, costumes, costume color plates, festivals. Terms, counting, drawings, illustrations, piano music. Hardcover.
Duggan, Anne Schley, Jeanette Schlottman and Abbie Rutledge. Folk Dances of the United States and México.
Ronald Press, 1948. A. S. Barnes and Co., 1949. Ayer Co. Publishers, 1981. 159 pp. History, geography, background, basic steps, figures, positions, music, costumes, costume color plates, festivals. Terms, counting, drawings, illustrations, piano music. U.S. Section includes six square dances. Hardcover.
Duggan, Anne Schley, Jeanette Schlottman and Abbie Rutledge. The Teaching of Folk Dance.
Ronald Press, 1948. A. S. Barnes and Co., 1949. 116 pp. Includes objectives (cultural values, social and recreational values, and neuromuscular values, lplus specific objectives and knowledge of folk dance, skills to be mastered, attitudes, and appreciations to be developed; teaching methods with sample grading systems with illustrative charts for evaluation of skills; and an objective examination for the evaluation of information. Also, all the details for the production of folk festivals and folk dance parties for schools, colleges, and community recreation centers. Hardcover.
Duke, Jerry. Clog Dance in the Appalachians.
Jerry Duke Publishing, 1984. 93pp. Softcover.
Duke, Jerry. Dance Ethnology and Native California.
Paper for the 13th Annual California Indian Conference, San Francisco State University, 1998.
Duke, Jerry. Dances of the Cajuns.
Jerry Duke Publishing, 1988. 64 pp. Softcover.
Duke, Jerry. Recreational Dance: Ballroom, Cajun & Country Western.
American Press, 1996. 110 pp.
Duke, Jerry. Reflections of Ancient Belief in European Folk Dance.
Duke, Jerry. Social and Ballroom Dance Lab Manual.
Jerry Duke Publishing, 1988. Softcover.
Dunin, Elsie Ivancich. Silent Dances of the Dinaric Mountain Area: Analysis of Purpose, Form, and Style of Selected Dances..
University of California Press, M.A. Thesis, 1966. 146 pp.
Dunin, Elsie Ivancich with Candi Harrington deAlaiza. DdA Reference Format for Dance.
Self-published, 1988, revised in 2010.
Dunin, Elsie Ivancich, with Mihailo Dimoski, and Stanimir Višinski. Makedonski Narodni Plesovi.
Muzička Biblioteka. 1973. Softcover.
Dunin, Elsie Ivancich, with Nancy Ruyter and Lee Chalfa. Yugoslav Dance: An Introduction and List of Sources Available in United States Libraries..
Ragusan Press, 1981. 108 pp.
Dunsing, Gretel and Paul. Collection of the Descriptions of Folk Dances as Taught by Paul and Gretel Dunsing, A. Volumes 1 and 2.
1971, 1972.
Dunsing, Gretel and Paul. Dance Lightly.
Cooperative Recreational Service, 1946. 29 pp. Descriptions of 12 dances of Austria, Germany. Teaching, piano music. Booklet.
Dunsing, Paul. German Folk Dances, Northern Germany,, Vol. 1.
Verlag Friedrich Hofmeister (Gretel Dunsing). Chicago, 1936.
Dunham, Katherine. Dances of Haiti.
University of California Center for African Studies, 1983. 78 pp. Softcover.
Durlacher, Edward. Square Dances.
Mills Music, 1946. 36 pp..
Dziewanowska, Ada, Basia Dziewanowska, Jaś Dziewanowski, Staś Kmieć, and Jacek Marek. Polish Folk Dance & Songs: A Step-by-Step Guide.
Hippocrene Books, 1997. 800 pp. Descriptions of more than 90 dances of Poland. This work contains in-depth descriptions of more than 90 of Poland's most characteristic and interesting dances, including the national dances: the Polonez, the Mazur, the Kujawiak, the Oberek, and the Krakowiak, as well as selected regional dances from the five ethnographic areas of Mazowsze, Małopolska, Silesia, Wielkopolska, and Pomorze. 672 pp. Hardcover.
Eben, B. Eben's Order Book for Dancing.
Whittemore's Press, Nashua, New Hampshire, 1877.
Eden, Ya'akov. Dance the Country Western Way.
Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., 1998. 250 pp. Softcover.
Eden, Ya'akov. Moving in International Circles.
Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., 1995, 1998. 347 pp. Spiral-bound.
Edison, Stephen D. The Recreational Approach to Folk Dance Teaching.
Self-published, 1960. 47 pp. No dance descriptions. "Ten Axioms for Teaching," administration of a folk dance group, classifying dances, ending the folk dance session, handling beginners, some basic steps, suggested reading list. Softcover booklet.
Eisenberg, Helen and Larry. And Promenade All.
The Methodist Publishing House, 1951. Self-published, 1977. 41 pp. Descriptions of 23 dances and singing games, from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Sweden, Switzerland, United States (including American squares and a Cherokee social dance). No background. Terms, record sources, dance notation sources, piano music. Softcover.
Eisenberg, Larry. The World of Fun Series of Recreational Recordings.
Methodist Publishing House, 1951. 35 pp. Descriptions of 58 easy dances from Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, United States. No background. Suggestions for folk games, obtaining proper record player, list of records. Softcover.
Ellfeldt, Lois. Folk Dance.
McGraw-Hill, 1969. Softcover.
Elmwell, L. H. Prompter's Pocket Instruction Book.
White-Smith Music Co., 1892.
English Country Dances of Today.
The Country Dance Society of America, 1948.
Evanchuk, Robin. When the Curtain Goes Up, the Gods Come Down: Aspects of Performance Ceremonies of Orisha Worship.
University of California Los Angeles, 1996.
Evanchuk, Robin with Ysamur Flores-Peña. Santeria Garments and Altars: Speaking without a Voice.
University Press of Mississippi, 1994.
Evanchuk, Robin. Dancing in the Aisles: The Return of Liturgical Dance to Sacred Spaces.
University of Alabama Press.
Evans, Bessie and May G. Evans. Native American Dance Steps.
Dover Publications, 2003. 112 pp. Provides details of the varied steps that certain Native American groups have used to express their dance ideas — from skips, jumps, and hop steps, to an Indian form of the pas de bourrée. Similarities to Oriental dances, classical ballet, Spanish and Russian variants are considered. 20 black-and-white illustrations. Softcover.
Evans, Jane. Let's Dance: A Movement Approach to Folk Dance.
Can-Ed Media Limited, 1985. Softcover.
Evans, Bessie) and May Garrettson Evans. American Indian Dance Steps.
A. S. Barnes and Co., 1931. Hacker Art Books, 1975 (facsimile). 104 pp. Concerned chiefly with elements of the art observed in certain Pueblo tribes of New México — especially those of San Ildefonso, Tesuque, Santa Clara, Cochiti, and Santo Domingo. Transcription and analysis of steps and dances are by Bessie Evans; description and commentary are by May G. Evans. Hardcover.
Evans, Mary. Costumes Through the Ages.
Lippincott Co., 1930, 1950.
Evans, Mary. How to Make Historic American Costumes.
A. S. Barnes and Co., 1942.
Fajardo, Libertad V. See the World in Dances.
1967. 102 pp.
Fajardo, Libertad V. Visayan Folk Dances, Vol. I-III.
Solidaridad Publishing, 1961, 1964, 1975. National Book Store, 1992. Descriptions; costume; glossary of terms; piano music; regional classification of published Filipino dance steps and terms.
Fallon, Dennis J. and Sue Ann Kuchenmiester. The Art of Ballroom Dance.
Burgess Publishing Co., 1977. 151 pp. Information on Styling, Dance Positions, Leading and Following, Dance Steps, and Dance Terms; Details on the Fox-Trot, Swing, Waltz, Cha-cha, Rumba, Samba, Tango, and Polka. Softcover.
Farwell, Jane. Folk Dances for Fun.
Cooperative Recreation Service, Inc., no date. 65 pp. Descriptions for 25 easy dances and singing games. Recreational tips, piano music, song words. Booklet.
Farwell, Jane. Folk Dancing for Fun.
Cooperative Extension Work, no date. Music and instruction for 27 dances, with recreation leadership tips.
Farwell, Jane. My Heart Sings.
Informal Music Service, no date. 81 pp. Written music for 206 songs with lyrics. Small softcover.
Fazzino, Lillian David. Indians of America.
Wisconsin, 1935. 94 color pictures.
Fergusson, Erna. Fiesta in México.
Alfred A Knopf, 1934. Illustrations by Valentin Vidauretta. A account of the dancing that takes place during México's most typical regional celebrations.
Filcich, John. Igra Kolo, Dance Kolos with John Filcich.
Self-published, 1953. Descriptions for 33 dances, referenced to recorder music. Folk dances collected from Yugoslav-Americans. Softcover.
Filcich, John. Sing and Dance the Kolo - a Songbook, Vol. 1.
Self-published, Kolo Festival, 1966.
Five Poplular Country Dances.
English Folk Dance and Song Society, Oxford University Press, 1933
Flett, J. P. and T. M. Traditional Dancing in Scotland.
Routledge, 1990. 313 pp. This book is a descrition of some traditional dances and footwork. The authors went around interviewing elderly people and collecting their recollections of how dancing was done when they were young. These dances date back to the mid 1800's. This is a nice alternative to dances presented by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. Softcover.
Flynn, Arthur Irish Dance.
Pelican Publishing, 1998. 72 pp. This book traces the history of dance in Ireland, with chapters on music, dance costumes, competitions, and the phenomenal revival. There are instructions and illustrated steps to two elementary dances. Hardcover.
Fogg, George. A Choice Collection of Country Dances as Printed and Sold by John and William Neal in Christ Church Yard....
Reprint of a 1726 book, commonly referred to as the "Neal Book" and "A Choice Collection of Country Dances."
Fogg, George. Country Dances from Colonial New York.
Reprint of James Alexander's Notebook.
Folk Dance Federation of California, Inc. Folk Dances from Near and Far, Vols. I-VIII.
The Folk Dance Federation of California, Inc., 1945-1958.
Folk Dance Federation of California, Inc. Folk Dances from Near and Far, Beginner Dances. Vol. A-1.
The Folk Dance Federation of California, Inc. 36 pp. Descriptions of 30 easy dances from Argentina, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, United States. Terms, abbreviations, references. Collection of dances reprinted from the Folk Dance Federation magazine, Let's Dance. Softcover.
Folk Dance Federation of California, Inc. Folk Dances from Near and Far, Beginner Dances. Vol. A-2.
San Francisco: The Folk Dance Federation of California, Inc., 1962. 35 pp. Descriptions of 33 easy dances from Austria, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, England, Estonia, Germany, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Panama, Romania, Scotland, Switzerland, Yugoslavia. Terms, abbreviations, references. Collection of dances reprinted from the Folk Dance Federation magazine, Let's Dance. Softcover.
Folk Dance Federation of California, Inc. Folk Dances from Near and Far, Intermediate Dances. Vol. B-1.
The Folk Dance Federation of California, Inc., 1959. 35 pp. Descriptions of 30 intermediate dances from Argentina, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, México, Philippines, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, United States, Yugoslavia. Terms, abbreviations, square dance positions, Irish step motifs, references. Collection of dances reprinted from the Folk Dance Federation magazine, Let's Dance. Softcover.
Folk Dance Federation of California, Inc. Folk Dances from Near and Far, Intermediate Dances. Vol. B-2.
The Folk Dance Federation of California, Inc. 36 pp. Descriptions of 25 intermediate dances from Austria, England, Estonia, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, México, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine, United States, Yugoslavia. Terms, abbreviations, square dance positions, Irish steps motifs, references. Collection of dances reprinted from the Folk Dance Federation magazine, Let's Dance. Softcover.
Folk Dance Federation of California, Inc. Folk Dances from Near and Far, Advanced Dances. Vol. C-1.
The Folk Dance Federation of California, Inc., 1960. 56 pp. Descriptions of 12 advanced dances from Czechoslovakia, Germany, Italy, Mallorca, México, Poland, Russia, Ukraine. Terms, abbreviations, references. Collection of dances reprinted from the Folk Dance Federation magazine, Let's Dance. Softcover.
Folk Dance Federation of California, Inc. Folk Dances from Near and Far, Advanced Dances. Vol. C-2.
The Folk Dance Federation of California, Inc. 62 pp. Descriptions of 17 advanced dances from France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, México, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Spain, Yugoslavia. Terms, abbreviations, Scottish step motifs, references. Collection of dances reprinted from the Folk Dance Federation magazine, Let's Dance. Softcover.
Folk Dance Federation of California, Inc. Folk Dances from Near and Far, No-Partner Dances. Vol. D-1.
The Folk Dance Federation of California, Inc. 61 pp. Descriptions of 43 easy and intermediate non-partner dances from Armenia, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Greece, Israel, Romania, Spain, Syria, Yugoslavia. Terms, abbreviations, references. Collection of dances reprinted from the Folk Dance Federation magazine, Let's Dance. Softcover.
Folk Dance Federation of California, Inc. Folk Dances from Near and Far, No-Partner Dances. Vol. D-2.
The Folk Dance Federation of California, Inc. 61 pp. Descriptions of 34 easy, intermediate, and advanced non-partner dances from Armenia, Bolivia, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Israel, Romania, Turkey, Yugoslavia. Terms, abbreviations, references. Collection of dances reprinted from the Folk Dance Federation magazine, Let's Dance. Softcover.
Folklore Village Farm, Inc. Folk Dances and Music, Vol. I.
Folklore Village Farm, Inc., 1975. 17 pp. Descriptions of nine easy dances from Denmark, England, France, Germany, Poland, Scotland, United States. No background. Piano music, song words. Booklet.
Folklore Village Farm, Inc. Folk Dances and Music, Vol. II.
Folklore Village Farm, Inc., 1975. 19 pp. Descriptions of 18 easy dances from Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, England, Germany, Greece, Israel, United States, Yugoslavia. No background. Piano music, song words. Booklet.
Forris, Maria. History of Cross Stitch.
Sebaldus-Verlog, 1962.
Fox, Grace Imogene. Folk Dancing.
Ronald Press Co., 1957. 89 pp. \This book offers a collection of interesting and colorful folk and square dances which are fun to perform.
Fox, Grace I. and Kathleen Gruppe Merrill. Folk Dancing in High School and College.
A. S. Barnes and Co., 1944. New York: Ronald Press, 1957. 89 pp. Descriptions of several dances. Costume illustrations, teaching, piano music. Terms, alphabatized index, classified index.
Freehof, Florence. New Dances from Israel.
Sanders Publishing Co., 1960. Ten dance descriptions.
Freehof, Florence. The Jews are a Dancing People.
Stark-Rath Printing and Publishing Co., 1954. 71 pp. Historical background, teaching methods, and simple dance notations.
French, J. A. Prompter's Hand Book.
Oliver Ditson, Co., 1893.
Friedberg, Joan. Dancing on the Off Beat: Travels in Greece.
Xlibris, 2005. 198pp. The Greece of fun-loving waiters, sun-drenched beaches, the breaking of plates, and big fat weddings only scratches the surface of the real Greece. In this account of a woman traveling solo throughout the Greek mainland, Joan Carol Friedberg uncovers a glimpse into the tragic history of modern Greece as it is reflected in the music, and she provides a context for understanding Greece's compelling and unique musical expressions. Softcover.
Friend, Robyn with Neil Siegel and Monteza Varzi. Contemporary Contexts for Iranian Professional Musical Performance.
City Roots Festival, Los Angeles, 1987.
Friese, Jovita Sison. Philippine Folk Dances from Pangasinan.
Vantage Press, 1980. Hardcover.
Frost, Helen. Clog and Character Dances.
Kessinger Publishing LLC, 2004. 84 pp. Through pantomime, tapping, and lilting step, the clog dance develops a response to music that is joyous and satisfying. The book includes musical scores of clogging songs and photographs that are illustrative of the dance and time. Softcover.
Fyfe, Agnes. Dances of Germany.
Max Parrish and Co., 1951. 40 pp. Descriptions of four dances. Background, costumes, costume color plates, piano music. Published under the auspices of The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association. Small hardcover.
Gadd, May. Country Dances of Today, Book 2.
Country Dance Society of America, 1951. Handbook of 17 contemporary English country dances.
Galanti, Bianca M. Dances of Italy.
Max Parrish and Co., 1950. 40 pp. Descriptions of four dances. Background, costumes, costume color plates, piano music. Published under the auspices of The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association. Small hardcover.
Gallop, Rodney. A Book of the Basques.
London: MacMillan and Co., 1930. Origin and history of the Basques; language, literature, folk song, music, dance, games, etc.
Gates, E. M. Old Dances from New Nations.
Clayton F. Summy Co., 1932. Contains 5 dances from Estonia, 5 from Latvia, 1 from Russia, and 1 from Poland; music.
Gault, Marian and Ned. 100 and 1 Easy Folk Dances.
Self-publisheds, 1970. Third revision 1980. 25 pp. Concise descriptions of 101 easy dances from Armenia, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, México, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, United States, Yugoslavia. No background. Terms, abbreviations, alphabetical index, index by formation. Softcover.
Gault, Marian and Ned. 100 and 1 More Easy Folk Dances.
Self-publisheds, 1977. First revision 1980. 35 pp. Concise descriptions of 101 easy dances from Austria, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, México, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Yugoslavia. No background. Terms, abbreviations, alphabetical index, index by formation. Softcover.
Geary, Marjarie C. Folk Dances of Czechoslovakia.
A. S. Barnes and Co., 1922. 72 pp. Softcover.
Gessel, Ira. MIT Folkdance Club Songbook.
MIT Folkdance Club. Words to nearly 300 songs in their original languages (using Latinica), almost all with translations. Spelling and diacriatical marks extremely accurate and dependable translations. Available only online.
Gilbert, Cecile. International Folk Dance at a Glance.
Burgess Publishing Co., 1974. 171 pp. Cryptic descriptions of 69 easy, intermediate, and advanced dances from Europe, Africa. Softcover.
Gilbert, Jean. European Festivals: Songs, Dances, and Customs from Around Europe.
Oxford University Press Children's Books, 2000. 120 pp. Understanding the festivals of the people of Europe gives a real insight into the spirit, history, music, and traditions of their countries. This text presents a collection of songs, dances, fascinating facts, games and activities to bring the cultures of our neighbours to life. Teacher's softcover book and CD.
Giurchescu, Anca and Sunni Bloland. Romanian Traditional Dance, A Contextual and Structured Approach.
Wild Flower Press, 1995. A comprehensive document on Romanian folk dance. Photographs. Hardcover.
Glass, Henry with Dr. Wayne Nelson. International Games and Dances.
Gold, Jim. 50 Folk Dances.
Self-published. Choreographed by Jim Gold, A Step-by-Step Guide.
Gold, Jim. 18 More Folk Dances.
Self-published. Choreographed by Jim Gold, A Step-by-Step Guide.
Gooch, Bill. Happy in That Dance! (Glad i att dansa!).
Self-published. 1998. Bill Gooch is an international dance leader and Scandiphile of Knoxville. This is a collection of more than 100 descriptions of traditional dances from 14 Swedish provinces, including detailed maps with dance locations.
Goodkin, Doug. Play, Sing & Dance: An Introduction to Orff Schulwerk.
Schott-EAMC, 2002. 200 pp. An overview of the dynamic approach to music education known as Orff Schulwerk. The author hopes to re-imagine its import in the lives of children, schools and culture at large in contemporary times. Carl Orff's educational ideas could not have an advocate more well equipped by fortune and disposition. Inspired initially by Avon Gillespie, who embodied playing, singing and dancing, Doug Goodkin also brings to his teaching a first-hand, intensive experience of the indigenous music and dance of many continents and peoples. Softcover.
Gottier, Karin P. (Editor) and John D. Zug (Author). German-American Life: Recipes and Traditions.
Penfield Press, 1991. 208 pp. Many of the most enchanting ingredients of an old-fashioned American Christmas are of German origin, traditions such as St. Nicholas (Santa Claus), the Christmas tree (Tannenbaum), kugels (blown glass ornaments), woodcarvings (nativity figures, nutcrackers), "The Messiah" by George Frederick Handel, and the Christmas carol "Silent Night," composed on Christmas Eve in 1818 by Franz Gruber. These and other traditions of German origin, embraced worldwide, are described in this book. Also included are historical facts and folklore. German literature, cinema, language art, and heritage are all presented. Softcover.
Gottier, Karin P. Teaching Culture Through Dance: A Workshop in International Folk Dance for Teachers.
I.N. Thut World Education Center, School of Education, University of Connecticut, 1983. 40 pp.
Grau, Andrée. Dance.
Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1998. 64 pp. From the American Indian sun dance to the Zulu marriage dance, from the ballets of Ballanchine to the disco craze — dance is a part of almost every culture of the world. This stunning exploration of this most visual of art forms is brimming over with richly detailed sets and costumes and photos of memorable performers and their techniques. Hardcover.
Greene, Hank. Square and Folk Dancing, A Complete Guide for Students, Teachers, and Callers, From Novice to Long Time Devotee.
Harper and Row, 1984. 316 pp. This is a complete guide to square and folk dancing for dancers, teachers and callers. More than 90 dances are explained and illustrated with all the terms defined, calls explained, and steps illustrated — and much of the music sketched out. You'll learn the history of square and folk dances and how the dances are constructed. Tips on styling and etiquette are also included. Hardcover.
Grindea, Miron and Carola Grindea. Dances of Rumania.
Max Parrish and Co., 1952. New York: Crown Publishers, 1952. 40 pp. Descriptions of four dances. Background, costumes, costume color plates, piano music. Published under the auspices of The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association. Small hardcover.
Grut, Marina. The Bolero School.
Princeton Book Co. Publishers, 2002. 432 pp. This is a book for both ballet and Spanish dancers. It is a journey through the history of the fascinating country of Spain with its vibrant culture and people. Explored is the bolero school's distinction from ballet, that makes it so unique. Hardcover.
Gundlefinger, Ruth Browns. Israeli Folk Dance Songs, Vol. 1.
Self-published, softcover. 121 songs.
Gundlefinger, Ruth Browns. Israeli Folk Dance Songs, Vol. 2.
Self-published, softcover. 54 songs.
Gurzau, Elba Farabegoli. Folk Dances, Costumes, and Customs of Italy.
Folkraft Press, 1964. Revised 1981, 1982. 128 pp. Descriptions of 17 dances. Background, costumes, costume pictures, festivals, piano music. Softcover.
Gunzenhauser, Margot. Country Dancing at School.
Barn Dance Publications, 1992. 102 pp. A guide to teaching 44 country dances to children. Loose leaf.
Gunzenhauser, Margot. The Square Dance and Contra Handbook.
McFarland, 2010. 320 pp. Ninety dances, presented in chapters according to type (mixers, progressive circles, contra, Southern mountain style, squares and others with calls, dance movements, music, glossary, bibliography, discography, and directories.
Haas, Ken. Flamenco!.
Thames & Hudson, 2000. 176 pp. Behind the superficial image of flamenco lies a significant history and evolution. This study explores this history from its earliest beginnings in songs, to its present sophistication in the combination of leading singers and dancers. Hardcover.
Haire, Frances H. The Costume Book.
A. S. Barnes and Co., 1937
Hall, Christine. Chinese Dancing.
Script Ease Editorial, 1995. 16 pp. An Introduction to the Traditional Folk Dances of the Han and Manchu People of Northeast China. Softcover.
Hall, Frank. Competitive Irish Dance, Art, Sport, Duty.
Macater Press, 2009. 160 pp. The issues, forces, and values that entwine all participants, including competition organizers, judges, dancers, parents, and teachers. Investigating the process of teaching and learning the movement and analyzing its stage performance, he elucidates the syntactic and semantic dimensions of Irish dancing as a body language. Softcover.
Hall, J. Tillman. Dance! A Complete Guide to Social, Folk and Square Dancing.
Wadsworth Publishing Co., Inc., 1963.
Hall, J. Tillman. Folk Dance!" A Complete Guide to Social, Folk, and Square Dancing.
Wadsworth Publishing Co., 1963. Pacific Palisades, California: Goodyear Publishing Co. Inc., 1969. Ayer Co. Publishers, 1980. 242 pp. Directions to 26 of the most popular dances from a large variety of countries. Part of the Goodyear Physical Activities Series. Hardcover.
Hallen, Julienne. Folk Art Designs.
Homecrafts, 1949. 96 pp.
Hamilton, Frank. American Round Dancing.
Sets in Order, 1956.
Hamilton, Frank. Introduction to American Round Dances.
Sets in Order.
Hamilton, Frank. Round Dance Manual.
Sets in Order. For callers, teachers, club committees, and dancers.
Hamilton, Jack. English Folk Dancing: Know the Game.
Charles River Books, 1974. 40 pp. Softcover.
Harbin, E.O. The Fun Encyclopedia.
Abingdon Press, 1940. 1008 pp. Several musical games and dances in the Fun with Musical Games section, including American, Danish, German, Hungarian, Irish, Norwegian. Other sections include Home Fun, Fun in the Clubroom, Fun with Hobbies, Fun with Banquets, Fun with Active Games, Fun with Icebreakers, Fun Outdoors, Fun with Sports, Fun with Music, Fun with Dramatics, Fun with Puppets, more. Hardcover.
Harding's Collection of Jigs and Reels.
Paull-Pioneer Music Corp, 1932.
Harris, Jane. File O' Fun.
Burgess Publishing Co., 1962. Mixers, games, and social recreation.
Harris, Paul and Nelson Batista. Salsa and Merengue: The Essential Step-By-Step Guide, Plus First Steps in Other Latin Rhythms.
Sigma Press, 1998. 107 pp. Written by a United Kingdom and West European Latin American dance champion, this book not only contains salsa and merengue steps but contains the first steps in mambo and cha-cha-cha. Softcover.
Hasketh, Christian. Tartan Early History.
Putman, 1961.
Hayes, Michelle Heffner. Flamenco, Conflicting Histories of the Dance.
McFarland, 2009. 212 pp. This analytical history traces representations of flamenco dance in Spain and abroad from the twentieth century to the present, using histories, film, accounts of live performances, and practitioner interviews. Softcover.
Heaton, Alma and Israel Heaton. Ballroom Dance Rhythms.
William C. Brown Co., 1961.
Heffer, Marjorie and W. S. Porter. Maggot Pie.
W. Heffer and Sons, Ltd., 1932. Twenty-six dances including longways for 8, 6; rounds for 6; squares and rounds for 8; melody line for each dance.
Heglin, Howard J. Folk Dancing for Self Expression and Group Experience.
Heglin Productions, 1973. 40 pp.
Heikel, Yngvar and Anni Collan. Dances of Finland.
London: Max Parrish and Co. 40 pp. Descriptions of four dances. Background, costumes, costume color plates, piano music. Published under the auspices of The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association. Small hardcover.
Heikkila, Sari (Editor). Old Finnish Folk Dances.
Suomalaisen Kasantanssin Ystavat, 1988. 47 pp.
Herkovitts, Melville J. Life in a Haitian Valley.
Alfred A. Knopf, 1937.
Herman, Michael. Folk Dance Syllabus, No. 1.
Self-published, 1953.
Herman, Michael. Folk Dances for All.
Barnes and Noble, Inc., 1947, 1948, 1959. 99 pp. Descriptions of 19 dances from Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, México, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United States. Background, diagrams, black and white photographs, piano music. Softcover.
Herzog, Lena. Flamenco: Dance Class.
Periplus Publishing, 2003. 240 pp. Hardcover.
Herzog, Lena. Flamenco.
Periplus Publishing, 2004. 256 pp. Hardcover.
Heyman, Alan C. (revised by Hazel Chung Hood). Dances of the Three-Thousand-League Land.
The University of Michigan, 1964. Dong-A Publishing Co., 1966. 40 pp.
Highland Dancing.
Manual, Official Text Book of the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing. London: Nelson and Sons, 1955.
Hinman, Mary Wood. Gymnastic and Folk Dances, Vol. I.
A. S. Barnes and Co., 1922, 1925. 80 pp. Solo dances. Idealistic old fashioned ballet approach.
Hinman, Mary Wood. Gymnastic and Folk Dances, Vol. II.
A. S. Barnes and Co., 1930. 46 pp. Descriptions of several dances of Sweden, piano music. No background.
Hinman, Mary Wood. Gymnastic and Folk Dances, Vol. III.
A. S. Barnes and Co., 1930. Descriptions of several dances, piano music. No background.
Hinman, Mary Wood. Gymnastic and Folk Dances: Vol. IV.
A. S. Barnes and Co., 1924, 1930. 107 pp. Group dances. Clog, Jigs, Tap and Sword Dances. Hardcover.
Hinman, Mary Wood. Gymnastic and Folk Dances: Vol. V.
A. S. Barnes and Co., 1926. Hardcover.
Hinman, Mary Wood. Music for Hinman Gymnastic Dancing.
Self-published, 1914.
Hinman, Mary Wood. Ring Dances and Singing Games, Vol. I.
A. S. Barnes and Co. Hardcover.
Hinman, Mary Wood. Ring Dances and Singing Games, Vol. II.
A. S. Barnes and Co. Hardcover.
Hinman, Mary Wood. Ring Dances and Singing Games, Vol. III.
A. S. Barnes and Co. Hardcover.
Hipps, R. Harold and Wallace Chappell. A World of Fun.
General Board of Education, Methodist Church, Division of the Local Church, 1959.
Hofer, Mari Ruef. All the World a-Dancing.
Clayton F. Summy Co., 1925. A collection of 33 international folk dances; muscic and lyrics.
Hofer, Mari Ruef. Popular Folk Games and Dances.
A Flanagan, 1914. 56 pp. A collection of 33 international folk dances; muscic and lyrics.
Hofer, Tamas. Hungarian Peasant Art.
Corvina, 1958.
Hofman, Huig. Folk Dances (Dansend Volkje).
13 books authored.
Hogendijk, Cor. Triple Dutch: Dutch Contradances in English style.
Volksdansvereniging "N.V.S.," 1981.
Holden, Rickey. A Dance Notation System Developed in Romania by Vera Proca-Ciortea.
1962.
Holden, Rickey and Frank Kaltman and Olga Kulbitzky. Contra Dance Book, The.
Amerian Squares, 1956.
Holden, Rickey. Description of 58 Israeli Folk Dances.
Tel Aviv, Israel: 1962.
Holden, Rickey and Mary Vouras. Greek Folk Dances.
Folkraft Press, 1965. Brussels: Folkraft Europe, 1976. 128 pp. Descriptions of 86 dances of Greece. History, background, map, geography, authenticity, choreography, notation, formation, musical instruments, rhythms, records, positions, dance titles, transliteration, piano music. Terms, bibliography, index. Spiral-bound.
Holden, Rickey. Rhythmic Activities for Fun and Recreation.
Gwalior, M.P. and Calcutta, India: Publisher, 1961, 1962. Softcover.
Holden, Rickey. Square Dance Caller, The.
Self-published, 1951. 48 pp. Includes Phrasing, Knowledge and Background, Speech Habits, Rhythm, Command, Timing, Judgment, Pitch, Personality, Excitement, Showmanship, Patter, Composition of Words, Music, Art of Calling, and Practice and Experience; more. Softcover.
Holden, Rickey. International Folk Dances for Fun and Recreation.
Chinese Y.M.C.A., 1960, 1961. 60 pp.
Holden, Rickey and Lloyd Litman. Instant Hash.
Self-published, 1962. 116 pp. An advanced text on modern square dance figures, with over 230 practical examples and also hints on how to analyze and simplify hash, and to change figures quickly and easily for more dancing fun. Softcover.
Holden, Rickey. The Square Dance Caller.
Self-published: 1951. Softcover.
Holmes, McDougal. Highland Dancing.
Collins Educational, 1984. 72 pp. Softcover.
Hopkins, Jerry and Repecca Kamili'ia Erikson. The Hula.
Apa Productions, 1978, 1982. 193 pp. Hawai'i in the 1970s was a vibrant time; a Hawaiian Renaissance was being led, in part, by the renewed popularity of and interest in hula as an integral part of Hawaiian culture. The Hula was originally written by Jerry Hopkins in 1978, with assistance from Rebecca Kamili'ia Erikson, and it has been a significant narrative on the dance form ever since. Hopkins's book was the first to offer readers a comprehensive history of hula aimed at a general audience. Hardcover.
Horst, Louis. Pre-Classic Dance Forms.
The Dance Observer, 1937. New York: Dover Publications, 1940.
Hostetler, Lawrence A. Walk Your Way to Better Dancing.
A. S. Barnes and Co., 1942 (Revised 1952). 263 pp.
Houston, Ron. Folk Dance Problem Solver.
Self-published, 1986-. A publication of The Society of Folk Dance Historians, 2100 Rio Grande St., Austin, TX 78705-5578. Cumulative Index, articles, dance notes. Softcover.
Howe, Eilias. New American Dancing Master.
Elias Howe, Co., 1880.
How to Dance.
Johnson Smith and Co., no date. 59 pp. Dances include Plain Quadrille, Fancy Quadrille, the Jig, the Jig (No. 2), the Gavotte, the Minuet, the Sociable, the Star, the Basket, the Surprise Quadrille, the Lancers, the Royal Lancers, the Caledonians, the Prince Imperial, Waltz Quadrilles, the Virginia Reel, Pop Goes the Weasel, the Glide Caledonians, the Modern Waltz, the New Society Waltz, the Redova, the Polka, the Redova Glissade, Polka Mazourka, the Polka Redova, Bohemian (Heel and Toe) Polka, the Schottische, the Galop, the German (the Maze, the Cheated Gentleman, the Mysterious Hands, the Auction, the Rope, Blind Man's Bluff, the Handkerchief Chase, the Two Lines, the Fuss in the Corner, the Knot, the Serpent, the Baskets' Grand Chain, Jerusalem), Two Step, (Military) Three Step, Tango, One Step, Fox-Trot. Quaint line drawings. Small softcover.
Hughes, Geoff. Clog Steps for Beginners.
Country Dance and Song Society, 1975. 28 pp. English clog steps, danced to hornpipes, presented for easy recall. Written as an accurate reminder for step practice. Softcover.
Hungrywolf, Adolf. Powwow Dancers and Craftworkers Handbook.
Good Medicine Books, 1999. 144 pp. Powwow and dance costumes that have been worn during the past 100 years, along with written histories and firsthand accounts of powwow activities. Numerous pen and ink drawings illustrate many of the items worn with powwow costumes. A great resource for dancers, craftworkers, and historians. Softcover.
Hunt, Paul and Charlotte Underwood. Calico Rounds.
Harper and Brothers, 1955.
Hunt, Yvonne. Traditional Dance in Greek Culture.
Centre for Asia Minor Studies, 1996. Dance genres and styles are presented by geographical regions, i.e., Dodekanisa, Kyklades, Kriti, Roumeli, Makedonia, etc. In addition, various customs in which dance plays a central or important role — apokreas, celebrations, anastenaria, Lazarines, tzamala — are also discussed. An entire chapter is devoted to improvisation and leading the dance as well as a chapter on the naming of the dances.
Hutchinson, Ann. Labanotation, The System for Recording Movement.
New Directions Books: 1954. No dance descriptions. History, introduction, fundamentals of a graphical notation system for describing body movement. Steps motifs, arm movements, gestures, jumps, leg gestures, flexing, stretching, circular path, turns, use of body and space holds, touch, slide, brush, parts of the limbs, passive movements, uses of the body, subtelties of movement, kneeling, sitting, lying, rotations of the parts of the body, deviations, more. Illustrations, index. Softcover.
Hyde, Dale. Folk Dances of French Canada.
Canada-Education Media Ltd., 1977. 20 pp. Descriptions of 12 dances from New Brunswick and Quebec, Canada. No background. Terms, abbreviations. Softcover.
Hyde, Dale. Ontario Dances!.
Canada-Education Media Ltd., 1979. 19 pp. Descriptions of 11 dances from Ontario, Canada. Some background, terms. Softcover.
Ikema, Hiroyuki. Folk Dance of Japan.
National Recreation Association, 1981. 134 pp. Descriptions of 32 dances of Japan. History, background, influences. Movement-by-movement drawings.
Ilieva, Anna. Bulgarian Dance Folklore.
Dutifa-Tamburitza Press, 1977. 22 pp. No dance descriptions. Bulgarian dance folklore, history, background. 18 black and white photographs. Softcover.
Ingber, Judith Brin. Seeing Israeli and Jewish Dance.
Wayne State University Press, 2011. 504 pp. Raphael Patai Series in Jewish Folklore and Anthropology. Hardcover.
Jameyson, Alice. Old Time Ballroom Dances That Are Fun to Dance Today.
The Professional Press, 1941.
Janković, Ljubica and Danica. Dances of Yugoslavia.
Max Parrish and Co., 1952. New York: Crown Publishers, 1952. 40 pp. Descriptions of four dances. Background, costumes, costume color plates, piano music. Published under the auspices of The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association. Small hardcover.
Janković, Ljubica and Danica S. Folk Dances, Vols I-VIII (A Summary).
Council of Science and Culture of the Govt. of the F.P.R. of Yugoslavia, 1951, 1952. 61 pp. Summary of Narodne Igre, published in Serbian. Vols. VI-VIII in Serbian contain short summaries in English.
Jarecka, Louise. Made in Poland.
Alfrd A. Knopf, 1949. 289 pp. Book for young people.
Jarmin, Harry E. Old Time Fiddlin' Tunes, Vol. II.
Harry E. Jarman, 1938.
Javna, John. How to Jitterbug.
St. Martin's Press, 1984. 96 pp. Many moves, presented in an easy-to-follow, standard format. Black and white photos, line drawings. 33-1/3 stereo record included. Softcover.
Jennewein, J. Leonard. Dakota Square Dance Book and Instructor's Manual.
Self-published, 1950. 93 pp. Softcover.
Jensen, Clayne R. and Mary Bee. Beginning Folk Dance.
Wadsworth Publishing Co., 2004. 60 pp. Softcover.
Jensen, Clayne R and Mary Bee. Square Dancing.
Brigham Young University Press, 1979 (fourth printing). 159 pp. Descriptions of 16 square and round dances. Also includes chapters on discovering values, knowing square-dancing history, positions for square dancing, basic movements, dance techniques, patter calls, improving calling techniques, improving teaching techniques, and exhibition square dancing. Gossary, bibliography, test. Black and white photographs, line drawings. Softcover.
Jensen, Mary Bee and Clayne R. Folk Dancing.
Brigham University Press, 1973, 1976. 147 pp. Descriptions of 30 dances of Czechoslovakia, Denmark, England, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Lithuania, México, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Scandinavia, Scotland, Sweden, Ukraine, Yugoslavia. History, background, costumes, basic skills. Terms, bibliography, test. Black and white photographs, line drawings. Softcover.
Jernigan, Sara Staff and C. Lynn Vendien. Playtime: A World Recreation Handbook.
McGraw-Hill Publishers. 353 pp. For primary schools. Descriptions of several folk dances and folk games from around the world, including Ethiopia, Ghana, Guyana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Korea, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Taiwan, Uganda, South Africa, Viet Nam. Background, leadership techniques, programs, festivals, songs. Bibliography.
Jewitt, Diana. Longsword: An Introduction to the Longsword Dance Tradition of Yorkshire.
English Folk Dance & Song Society, 2001. 76 pp. Softcover booklet and CD.
Jobbágy, Ilona and István Kutny. Hungarian Folk Dances.
Danubian Press, 1969, 62 pp. Hardcover.
Johnston, Edith. Regional Dances of México.
Banks Upshaw and Co., 1935, 1946, 1956. Seven regional dances, 2 sample Pan American Day plays.
Johnston, Kay and Gloria Nahanee. Spirit of Powwow.
Hancock House Publishers Ltd., 2003. 143 pp. The photography and text cover every component of the powwow, not just the dance competition. The authors have maintained the true voices of the dancers, drummers, officials and volunteers throughout as they speak of their experiences and beliefs. You will follow a powwow family and their friends into the dance arbour, learn of their experiences and meet the behind the scenes people who hold the event together. You will meet young dancers learning how to dance and how to make their very first regalia as they are being taught about their culture. Mix with the dancers and drummers and listen to them speak to you. Softcover.
Jones, Deborah. Vancouver International Folk Dancers Music Book, Vol. 1.
Revised, c. 1984, revised 1995. 97 pp. Index. Softcover, Spiral-bound, or 194 pp. Music, words, and translations to approximate 93 arrangements, suggested orchestrations. Chords are maraked for many. Includes basic pronunciation guide for 10 languages and a source of recorded music for all songs.
Jones, Deborah. Vancouver International Folk Dancers Music Book, Vol. 2.
1982. Music, words, and translations for 93 pieces of sheet music. Primarily instrumental. There is a short chapter on how to form a band.
Jones, Eddie. Dawnsie Twmpath: Welsh Barn Dance.
Y Lofla, 1991. 104 pp. Softcover.
Joukowsky, Anatol M. The Teaching of Ethnic Dance.
J. Lowell Pratt and Co., 1965. Ayer Co. Publishers, 1980. 190 pp. Descriptions of 56 dances from Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, France, Greece, Jugoslavia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine. Background, abbreviations, teaching. Illustrations, index. Softcover.
Juan, Liu Ya. Art of Dancing of China: 1942-1992.
China Press, 1992. 199 pp. With accompanying text in Chinese, this album presents vivid pictures of dancing in China. Softcover with CD.
Juan, Liu Ya. Learning from the Textbook: , Chinese Folk Dancing Tutorial.
China Press, 2000. Folk Dance is a treasure of Chinese culture. creative and popular fitness dance in the promotion of in-depth development of the national fitness campaign has played a positive role in ethnic folk dances for the material. Softcover with CD.
Jugoslavian Embroideries, Series I-II.
D. M. C. Library, 47 pp. The first series contains examples of embroideries of Serbia, Croatia, and Slavonia. The second series contains examples of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Dalmatia, and Montenegro. Twenty color plates in each series; instructions for duplicationg the embroideries. Softcovers.
Kadman, Gurit. The New Israeli Folkdances.
Self-published. 1968. 18 pp. No dance descriptions. Development of the new Israeli folkdances, their short history, their origin, their accomplishments and shortcomings, problems, and dangers. Softcover.
Kadman, Gurit and Tirtsa Hodes. 10 Israeli Folk Dances.
The Education and Culture Center of the General Federation of Labour in Israel, 1959. Ten polpular dances with melodic line.
Karolyi, Alexander F. Hungarian Pageant.
Dr George Vajna and Co. New York: G. E. Stechert and Co.
Karpeles, Maud. Folk Songs of Europe.
Oak Publications, 1956, 1964. Texts apear in the original language and in English translation; musical lines are also given. Softcover.
Karpeles, Maud and Kenworthy Schofield. A Selection of 100 English Folk Dance Airs.
Alfred Music Publishing, 1991. 72 pp. Softcover.
Karpeles, Maud and Loï Blake. Dances of England and Wales.
Max Parrish and Co. 40 pp. Descriptions of four dances. Background, costumes, costume color plates, piano music. Published under the auspices of The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association. Small hardcover.
Karpeles Maud and Loï Blake. Twelve Traditional Country Dances.
Novello and Co. (For the English Folk Dance Society), 1940. 32 pp.
Karras, Athan. Dance Songs of Greece.
Self-published. Basic and popular Greek dances.
Karras, Athan. More Dance Songs of Greece.
Self-published. Popular Greek dances.
Karras, Athan. Traditional Greek Dances.
Self-published. A collection.
Karsai, Zsigmond. Lőrincrévi Dances.
MTA Zenetudomanyi Intezet, 1989. Muhelytanulmanyok a Magyar zenetortenethez.
Karsner, Milo G. The Teaching of Folk Dancing and Allied Rhythms.
Burgess Publishing Division, 1975. 480 pp. Descriptions of 43 dances of varying difficulty, graduated teaching, basic forms.
Kaschl, Elke. Dance and Authenticity in Israel and Palestine: Performing the Nation (Social, Economic and Political Studies of the Middle East and Asia).
Brill Academic Publishers, 2003. 368 pp. An ethnography of dance performance and cultural form. It describes how "dabkeh," a type of dance performed at Palestinian weddings, became a model for the Israeli Jewish "debkah" as a means of affirming Israeli Jewish belonging and common society. Hardcover.
Kastman, Valborg and Greta Kohler. Swedish Song Games.
MacMillan Co., 1914.
Katsarova, Raina. Dances of Bulgaria.
Max Parrish and Co., 1951. 40 pp. Descriptions of four dances. Background, costumes, costume color plates, piano music. Published under the auspices of The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association. Small hardcover.
Katsarova, Raina and Kiril Djenev. Bulgarian Folk Dances.
Slavica Publishers, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in cooperation with Duquesne University Tamburitzens Institute of Folk Arts, (1958) 1976. 167 pp. Translated into English by Nevena Geliazkova and Marguerite Alexieva. Illustrations, photos, maps, sheet music. Some dance descriptions, some sheet music, some song words. Largely ethnographic, describing the history of folkdance in Bulgaria. Softcover.
Kaufman, Gert. Palestinian Dances.
Self-published, 1947.
Keil, Charles, Angeliki V. Keil, and Dick Blau. Polka Happiness.
Temple University Press, 1996. 221 pp. Visual Studies Series. Rich descriptive material and 150 historical and contemporary illustrations, the book focuses on the musicians, the fans and the cultural institutions that keep the polka party going. From family gatherings and weddings to local fan clubs, night spots and churches to national and regional festivals, the polka scene is a year-round carnival, full of high jinks, hilarity, ethnic pride and tears an intensely felt experience drawn from sources deep in Polish America. Softcover.
Keller, Kate Van Winkle and Geneivieve Shimer. The Playford Ball.
A Cappela Books, 1990. 120 pp. 103 Early Country Dances 1651-1820: As Interpreted by Cecil Sharp and His Followers. Reprint, 1994. Softcover.
Kennedy, Douglas. Community Dances Manual: Books 1-7.
Princeton Book Co. Publishers, 1986; English Folk Dance & Song Society, 1991. 126 pp. Spiral-bound.
Kennedy, Douglas. English Folk Dancing Today and Yesterday.
G. Bell and Sons, Ltd., 1949, 1964. Background material on early primitive dance; regional variations of Morris dance; photographic illustrations of dance formations and costumes.
Kennedy, Douglas. North Skelton Sword Dance.
Princeton Book Co. Publishers, 1985. 28 pp. Softcover.
Kennedy, Helen and Douglas. English Folk Dancing in the Primary School.
Novello, 1960. Softcover.
Kermiet, Chris. Zany Contras and Other Stuff: For the Gourmet Dancer.
Self-published. Over 25 contras, mixers, and squares, mixed with recipes. Includes six dances with tunes and teaching tips. 1995.
Kidson, Frank and Mary Neal. English Folk Song and Dance.
Cambridge University Press, 1915. 210 pp. This volume provides a concise introduction to English folk songs and folk dances. The first part of the text covers songs, while the second part looks at dances. The book contains illustrations and numerous musical scores and will be of value to anyone with an interest in folk traditions. Hardcover.
Kidson, Frank. Old English Country Dances.
W. Reeves, 1890. Source material gathered from scarce printed collections and manuscripts; illustrative nots and bibliography of English country dance music.
Kilgour, Ruth Edwards. A Pageant of Hats Ancient and Modern.
McBride, 1958.
Kinkeldey, Otto. Dancing Master of the Renaisance.
Dance Horizons, 1929. 44 pp. Historial background material on Guglielmo Ebro, dancing master great.
Kinney, Troy and Margaret West Kinney. The Dance; Its Place in Art and Life.
New York: Tudor Publishing Co., 1935.
Kirin, Vladimir. Folk Costumes of Jugoslavia (Narodne nošnje Jugoslavije), Vols. I-V.
RVI, 1954. Vol. I - Dalmacija, Bosna, Hercegovina; Vol. II - Srbija, Makedonija, Crna Gora, Vojvodina; Vol. III - Hrvatska; Vol. IV - Slovenija, Istra, Hrvatsko Primorje; Vol. V - Folkdances of Jugoslavia (Narodne plesovi Jugoslavie).
Kirkell, Miriam H. and Irma K. Schaffnit. Partners All — Places All.
E. P. Dutton and Co. Inc., 1949, 1952, 2000. Mixers and party games, squares, longways sets, couple dances, and three line dances. Easy to follow directions, illustrated with diagrams and drawings. Piano music. Very good explanation of dance terms. Hardcover.
Kirstein, Lincoln. The Book of Dance.
Garden City Publishing Co., Inc., 1942.
Kligman, Gail. Căluş, Symbolic Transformation in Romanian Ritual.
University of Chicago Press, 1981.
Koenig, Martin. Voices & Images from Bulgaria.
Barking Rooster Press, 2011. 95 pp. 45 photographs with explanatory text of life in Bulgarian rural communities on the cusp of change over a span of 20 years. Accompanying CD. Hardcover.
Kögler, Walter. Community Dances for Every Age.
Kögler, Walter. German Folkdances (Deutsche Volkstanze).
Kögler, Walter. Technical Terms of Folkdance (Fachausdrucke Volkstanz).
Komulainen, Orvokki. Old Finnish Folk Dances.
1973. Softcover.
Konopasek, Frank. Folk Dance Fun for Little Ones.
Self-published, 1981. 31 pp. Descriptions of 76 modified very easy dances for elementary children representing Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, England, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, México, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United States, Yugoslavia. Teaching, abbreviations, index. Softcover.
Kraus, Richard G. Folk Dancing: A Guide for Schools, Colleges, and Recreation Groups.
Prentice Hall College Division, 1962, 1968. 222 pp. Hardcover.
Kraus, Richard G. Folk Dancing: A Teacher's Guide.
The McMillan Co., 1962, 1969. Descriptions of 110 dances for elementary, intermediate, and secondary schools.
Kraus, Richard G. Square Dances of Today, and How to Teach and Call Them.
A. S. Barnes, 1950. 130 pp. Softcover.
Kraus, Richard G. Square Dancing of Today.
The Ronald Press Co., 1950. Softcover.
Kraus, Richard G. and Lola Sadle. Beginning Social Dance.
Wadsworth Publishing Co., Inc., 1964. 92 pp. Softcover.
Kremenliev, Boris A. Bulgarian-Macedonian Folk Music.
University of California Press, 1952. Historic background material, meter (regular, asymmetric, unmeasured, and combinations), melody, structure, types, and instruments.
Krogsæter, Johan. Folk Dancing in Norway: Tanum's Tokens of Norway.
Johan Grundt Tanum Forlag, 1968. 54 pp. Softcover.
Kulbitsky, Olga, Rickey Holden and Frank Kaltman. The Contra Dance Book.
American Squares, 1956. 126 pp. With historical notes.
Kulbitsky, Olga and Frank L Kaltman. Follow the Leader.
American Squares, 1954. Bluebird Publishing Co., 1959. 13 pp. Descriptions of 10 non-partner dances from Greece, Israel, Yugoslavia. Terms, step motifs; rhythms, song plays, playparty games, folk dances, squares, contras, mixers, with notes indicating variations, historical and background information, and teaching suggestions. Booklet.
Kulbitsky, Olga and Frank L. Kaltman. The Teacher's Dance Handbook, Number One, Kindergarten to Sixth Year.
Bluebird Publishing Co., 1959. 341 pp. Descriptions of many dances for primary schools. Hardcover.
LaFarge, Helen. 19 3-D Polish costume cards (box said 20).
Self-published.
LaFarge, Helen. Helen LaFarge's handmade Polish Costume.
Self-published, 2001.
LaFarge, Rod. Forty Favorite Folk Dances.
Self-published, 1953. 48 pp. Descriptions of 40 dances from Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Switzerland, United States. Softcover.
LaFarge, Rod. Garden State Squre Dances.
Self-published, 1950.
LaFarge, Rod. History of Social Dancing.
Self-published, (proof).
LaFarge, Rod. How to Run a Successful Square Dance.
Self-published.
LaFarge, Rod. How to Square Dance.
Self-published, 1950.
LaFarge, Rod. It's Fun to Square Dance.
Self-published.
LaFarge, Rod. Kissin' Games and Smootch Dances.
Self-published, 1951.
LaFarge, Rod. Let's Square Dance.
Self-published.
LaFarge, Rod. North Jersey Country Dance Primer.
Self-published, 1951.
LaFarge, Rod. Original 'Jersey Style' Singing Calls.
Self-published, 1950.
LaFarge, Rod. Social Dancing in America.
Self-published. Serialized in American Squares, December 1956 to September 1957.
LaFarge, Rod. Squares Galore.
Self-published, 1954.
LaFarge, Rod. Swingo: Twenty North Jersey Singing Calls.
Self-published, 1946.
Lalagia. Spanish Dancing.
Dance Books, 1985.
Lager, Herbert. Our Austrian Dances.
The National Press, 1952.
Lalagia. Spanish Dancing.
Dance Books, 1985.
La Meri. Spanish Dancing.
A. S. Barnes and Co., 1948. Brief history of Spanish dancing, giving dances peculiar to different sections of the country; illustrates the techniques of the dances.
La Salle, Dorothy. Rhythms and Dances for the Elementary Schools.
Teacher's Manual, 1950, 1951.
Lane, Christy. Multicultural Folk Dance Treasure Chest: Vols 1-2, DVD with CD.
Human Kindetics; 2007. Video presentations to help you learn the dances and teach them to others. Each dance is taught by a native of the country from which the dance originated or by an expert in that particular dance form. Wearing traditional costumes, these instructors show you step-by-step how to perform the dances. Then, a group of dancers demonstrates each dance in its entirety. Softcover.
Lapson, Dvora. Dances of the Jewish People.
Jewish Education Committee Press, 1954. Israeli and East European dances.
Lapson, Dvora. Folk Dances for Jewish Festivals.
Jewish Education Committee Press, 1961. Dances for the celebration of Jewish holidays and festivals, dance terms, and dance recordings.
Lapson, Dvora. Jewish Dances the Year Round.
Jewish Education Committee Press, 1957. Dances for the celebration of the Jewish holidays.
Laufman, Dudley and Jacqueline. Traditional Barn Dances with Calls and Fiddling.
Human Kinetics, 2009. 216 pp. An easy-to-use book that features the calls and directions for the dances in large print so you can read them from a distance as you move about the room to help dancers; sheet music; folklore, facts, DVD. Softcover.
Laušević, Mirjana Balkan Fascination.
Oxford University Press USA, 2007. 310 pp. Why so many Americans actively participate in specific Balkan cultural practices to which they have no family or ethnic connection. Softcover.
Lawson, Joan. European Folk Dance, Its National and Musical Characteristics.
Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons, Ltd., 1953. Pitman Publishing, 1967. Arno Press, 1980. 244 pp. This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. Background of the folk dance of Europe, including origins, characteristics, and music. Hardcover.
Leach, Maria (Editor). Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology and Legend, Vols. I-II.
Funk and Wagnals Co, 1950.
Leaf, Earl. Isles of Rhythm.
A. S. Barnes and Co., 1948. Customs, ceremonials, folklore.
Lee, Jacques K. Saga: The Mauritian Folk Dance.
Nautilus Publishing Co., 1990. 104 pp. Softcover.
Leeming, Joseph. The Costume Book for Parties and Plays.
Lippincott Co., 1938.
Leibman Robert Henry. Dancing Bears and Purple Transformations: The Structure of Dance in the Balkans.
Thesis (Ph. D.), University of Pennsylvania, 1992., 1992. 449 pp.
Leibman, Robert Henry (Editor). Macedonian Folk Dances.
Snark Records: 1972. 40 pp. Illustrated. Dances presented by Petre Vasilev "Pece" Atanasovski. Edited by David Golber. Illustrated by Neil Siegel.
Leibman, Robert Henry (Editor). Traditional Songs and Dances from the Soko Banja Area, Vol. I.
Festival Records, 1973. 92 pp. Booklet providing the historical and cultural context, song texts, and labonations of dances for the 33-1/3 rpm disc of the same title. Black and white photos.
Lekis, Lisa. Folk Dances of Latin America.
Scarecrow PLress, 1958. Hardcover.
Leplage-Medvey, E. National Costumes.
Hyperion Press, 1939. Costumes of Austria, Hungary, Poland, Czechoslovakia; brief historical background, bibliography, and 40 large color plates.
Leonard, Hal (Corp.). Spanish Pasodobles (Pasodobles Españoles): Vol. 1-2.
Union Musical Ediciones, 2004. 80 pp. An exceptional collection of the finest Pasodobles for both piano solo and piano with voice, a celebration of theTraditional Spanish Danceform. Softcover.
Leyburn, James G. The Haitian People.
Yale University Press, 1941.
Liadov, Anatol and Liadov. Eight Russian Folk Dances.
Alfred Publishing, 1985. 68 pp. Softcover.
Lidster, Miriam D. and Dorothy H. Tamburini. Folk Dance Progressions.
Greenwood Press, Publishers, 1965. Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing Co., Inc., 1965. Santa Barbara, California: Greenwood Publishing Group, 1978. 342 pp. Descriptions of more than 130 dances of Assyria, Austria, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Mallorca, Martinique, México, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States, Venezuela, Yugoslavia. Background of four cultural areas: Balkans, Israel, Philippines, Scandinavia. Basic movements, rhythm, music, outstanding leaders, bibliography. Hardcover.
Lile, Emma. Step in Time (Troed yn Ol a Throed Ymlaen): Folk Dancing in Wales (Dawnsio Gwerin yng Nghymru).
National Museum Wales Books (Llyfrau Amgueddfa Cymru), 1999. 56 pp. The history of one of Wales' most well-known and enduring traditions, from the earliest description by Gerald of Wales in 1188, through a period of near suffocation in the face of fierce opposition from the Non-Conformists and the Methodist Revival, right through to the popularity of the twmpath (barn dance) today. Softcover.
Lincoln, Jeanette E. C. The Festival Book.
A. S. Barnes and Co., 1926. Historical material of early May-Day customs; a successful May-Day pageant; selected national folk dances adapted for May-Pole festivals.
Lind-Sinanian, Gary and Susan. Dance Armenian, A Collection of Armenian Dances as Danced at Contemporary American-Armenian Parties.
The Folk Arts Center of New England, Inc., 1978. 52 pp. Descriptions for more than 35 Armenian folk dances; introduction to the Armenian dance. Softcover.
Lindauer, Richard and Grace West. Min Skål, Din Skål, A Songbook for Folkdancers.
Baladmongers, 1951. 23 pp. Music and lyrics for 15 songs in English. Softcover.
Lindelof, E. (Translator). A Collection of Old Swedish Folk Dances.
Curwen, Inc (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), 1914.
Lippincot, Gertrude (Editor). Focus on Dance-1.
American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, 1960. Stories by many authors.
Livingston, Peter. Complete Book of Country Swing: The Dance, Music and Culture.
Dolphin Books, 1981. 239 pp. Illustrates steps for square dancing and provides information on country music and the urban cowboy movement. Softcover
Lloyd, A. L. Dances of Argentina.
Max Parrish and Co., no date. Brief notes on culture, dance festivals, costume; four colored costume plates; music and instructions for 4 dances.
Lockhart, G. W. Highland Balls and Village Halls.
Luath Press Limited, 1999. 128 pp. This book tells the inside story on the ancestor of much of America's folk- and country dancing. Acknowledged as a classic in Scottish dancing circles around the world, now in an updated new edition with a foreword by the director of the Edinburgh Folk Festival. Softcover.
Lodge, Olive. Peasant Life in Jugoslavia.
Seely, Service & Co., 1942. 332 pp. Classic work on Jugoslavia for the interwar period; contains information on costumes, crafts, customs, folksongs, and foods. Numerous photos.
Longden, Sanna and Phyllis S. Weikart. Cultures and Styling in Folk Dance.
High/Scope Press, 1998. 397 pp. Written for schoolteachers, and a companion to Phyllis Weikart's other books, it is useful for anyone who teaches folk dance. The book gives up-to-date background for 27 cultures, discusses dance styling, traditional music, and lots more. In addition, it contains photos from performing ensembles, festivals, folk dance groups, and overseas travel. Softcover.
Lopoukov, Andrei, et al. Character Dance.
Dance Books, 1986.
Lorenzen, Poul and Jeppe Jeppesen. Dances of Denmark.
Max Parrish and Co., 1950. 40 pp. Descriptions of four dances. Background, costumes, costume color plates, piano music. Published under the auspices of The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association. Small hardcover.
Lopoukov, Andrei, et al. Character Dance.
Dance Books, 1986.
Lovett, Benjamin. Good Morning.
Henry Ford: 1924. Several easy square dances.
Lubinova, Mila. Dances of Czechoslovakia.
Max Parrish and Co., 1922, 1959. 40 pp. Descriptions of four dances. Background, costumes, costume color plates, piano music. Published under the auspices of The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association. Small hardcover.
Lucero-White, Aurora and Eunice Huskins and Helene Mareau. Folk Dances of Spanish Colonials of New México.
Examiner Publishing Co., 1937. 46 pp.
Luis, Robert. Authentic Calypso: The Song, the Music, the Dance.
Latin American Press, 1957. 32 pp.
Lüleci, Ahmet. Folkdances of Turkey.
Self-published. 400 pp.
Lynch, Larry. Set Dances of Ireland: Tradition and Evolution.
Séanda Books, 1989. There are 36 sets described and illustrated with clear graphics along with the text; includes interviews, maps and commentary about the areas where each dance originated.
Macdonald, Annette. The Big Drum Dance of Carriacou, Its Structure and Possible Origins.
Unpublished M.A. thesis, University of California, Berkeley, 1967. Includes descriptions for ten dances from the "Big Drum Dance" complex.
Maclachian, Elizabeth. The Border Dance Book: Scottish Country Dances.
McDougall's Educational Co., 1932. 51 pp.
MacLennan, D. B. Highland and Traditional Scottish Dances.
W. T. McDougall and Co., 1950. Steps and background material on reel, solo dances, sword dances, fling, lilt, jig and others.
Majka, Christopher and Sheilagh Hunt. Polish Folk Costumes.
Empty Mirrors Press, 2000. 48 pp. Highlights over twenty of the most interesting and colourful folk costumes of Poland. Each of the beautiful and detailed illustrations is accompanied by an account which illuminates its historical and cultural origins. The cultural influence of Czech, German, Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Romanian and other nationalities is discussed as is the role of Polish history on the development of the costumes.
Mann, Kathleen. Peasant Costume in Europe, Combined Edition (Formerly 2 Vols.).
MacMillan Co., 1950. Contains 16 color plates and 135 pages of drawings; brief historical text for each of the 18 countries represented.
Mara, Thalia. The Language of Ballet.
World Publishing Co., 1966.
Marcel-Dubois, Claude and Marie Marguerite Andral. Dances of France, Vol I, Brittany and Bourbonnais.
Max Parrish and Co. 40 pp. Descriptions of four dances. Background, costumes, costume color plates, piano music. Published under the auspices of The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association. Small hardcover.
Marek, Jacek. Dance Poland.
Self-published, 1997. Information about Poland from a folkloric viewpoint. In the chapter "Dance Folklore" there is both historical perspective and a sense of present-day conditions. The second part of the book includes a description of 24 Polish folk dances. The Polish folk dances which are represented by five "national dances," as well as hundreds of so-called "regional dances" sampling the vast and varied realm of Polish dance folklore. Softcover.
Marks, Sylvia and Valerie Sill. Folk Dances of Hawaii.
Alfred Publishing, 1994. 40 pp. Contains ethnic Hawaiian dance patterns and authentic music by South Sea Islanders. Softcover.
Martin, Gyorgy. East-European Relations of Hungarian Dance Types.
Congressus Ethnographicus in Hungaria.
Martin, Gyorgy. Hungarian Folk Dances.
Kner Printing House, 1974. Vorvina Kaido, 1974. 81 pp. Labanotation for 1 dance. History, research, influences. Old Style Dances, New-Style Dances, Dance Dialects, 16 color photographs of costumed dancers, 32 plates of black and white photographs and drawings, more. Bibliography, piano music, song words. Hardcover.
Martine, Roddy and Andrew Campbell. The Swinging Sporran.
Birlinn Limited, 2006. 119 pp. a lighthearted guide to the basic steps of Scottish reels and country dances, all broken down into bullet points and illustrated with easy-to-follow diagrams. Softcover.
Matchette, Vilma and Susan Hedrick. World Colors Dolls & Dress.
Hobby House Press, Inc. 192 pp.
Mathur, Nita. Cultural Rhythms in Emotions, Naratives and Dance.
Munshirm Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 2002. 225 pp. This work identifies the interplay between dance and lifestyle in the specific context of Tamil Brahmin culture. It discusses the cultural construction of identity in the matrix of symbolic configurations, experience and expressions of emotions, rituals, dance and life philosophy. Hardcover.
Matida. Odori: Japanese Dance.
Routledge, 2005. 70 pp. A complete introduction to traditional Japanese dance, this text will delight readers with its lively descriptions and beautiful illustrations. This book discusses Kabuki dance, modern dance movements based on Kabuki dance and the influence of Western dance. Hardcover.
Matthews, Nibs. Eight Morris Dances of England and Flamborough Sword Dance.
Maurer, Tracy Nelson. World Dances.
Rourke Publishing, 1997. 24 pp. Dance forms around the globe in this book of the Let's Dance series. In nine double-page chapters, each book introduces history, style, technique, training, and presentation. Hardcover.
Mazorova, Maria. Slovenské Lodové Tance.
Bratislavia, Slovakia, 1991.
McConachie, Jack. Hebridean Solo Dances.
Caber Feidh Publications, 1972. 45 pp. Softcover.
McConachie, Jack. High Cutting for Highland Dancers: Methods and Exercises.
Caber Feidh Publications, 1972. 7 pp. Softcover.
McDowell, Flora L. Folk Dances of Tennessee: Folk Customs and Old Party Games of the Caney Fork Valley.
Self-published, 1938. Softcover.
McIntosh, David Seneff. Singing Games and Dances.
Association Press; 1957.
McNair, Ralph J. Square Dance!.
Garden City Books, 1951. 188 pp. Descriptions for 39 square dances. Also where to find music, what to wear, where to dance, what's in a call, who's who around a square; line drawings. Hardcover.
Melamed, Lanie. All Join Hands.
Self-published, 1977. 99 pp. Descriptions of 50 dances, play-party dances, play-party games, square dances, contra dances, mixers, etc. Background, party planning.
Mellor, Hugh. Welsh Folk Dances.
Novello and Co., 1935. Discussion of the types of dances found in Wales, musical instruments, and dance tunes. Description of the music, steps, and figures for 12 dances.
Mesta, Martin Antonio Nuñez, Lucia Reyes Gomez, and Francisco de Anda Esquivel. Méxican Folk Dances (Bailes del Folklor Méxicano) Teaching Methodology through the system ACADEDA.
Editorial Trillas S.A. De C.V., 2001. 79 pp.
Méxican Government. Monografía y Másica de Danzas y Bailes Regionales presentados a Cabo en los Años de 1953 y 1958.
Collection of 88 Indian and regional folk dances that have been presented in national contests; music and folklore for each dance; selected photographs. In Spanish.
Meyerson, Seymour and Frank Johnson (editors). Musical Scores for Folk Dancing Fun.
Self-published, 1940. 26 pp. The only reason for preparing this collection of dances is that they are fun to do and any of these dances can be taught to any group of people within a few minutes' time. This collection includes instructions and musical scores for the following dances: Csárdás (Hungarian), Durham Reel (English), Greiž Polka (Lithuanian), Gustav's Skål (Swedish), Herr Schmitt (German), Hora (Palestinian), Hungarian Couple Dance No. 1 (Hungarian), Hungarian Couple Dance No. 2 (Hungarian), Kalvelis (Lithuanian), Korobushka (Russian), Martin Wappu (Finnish), Noriu Miego (Lithuanian), Polka (All-European), Raatiko (Finnish), Schottische (North European), and Varsovienne (Scandinavian). Hardcover.
Millar, John Fitzhugh. Country Dances of Colonial America.
Thirteen Colonies Press, 1991. Hardcover.
Millar, John Fitzhugh. Elizabethan Country Dances.
Thirteen Colonies Press, 1985. 114 pp. Hardcover.
Miller, Craig R.. Social Dance in the Mormon West.
Utah Arts Council, 2000. 57 pp.
Milligan, Jean C. 101 Scottish Dances.
Scotia Books, 1956, 1957, 1970. 159 pp. Descriptions for 101 dances. Steps, progression, formations, general hints; line drawings. Small hardcover.
Milligan, Jean C. Dances of Scotland.
Max Parrish and Co., 1953. 40 pp.
Milligan, Jean C. 99 More Scottish Country Dances.
Collins Clear-Type Press, 1963, 1970. Descriptions for 99 dances. Introduction, general remarks, line drawings. Small hardcover.
Milligan, Jean C. Introducing Scottish Country Dancing.
Collins Clear-Type Press, 1968, 1969. Descriptions for 12 dances. Introduction, technique, progression, formation and figures, general points, dress, and general survey; line drawings. Small hardcover.
Milligan, Jean C. Won't You Join the Dance? A Manual of Scottish Country Dancing.
Patterson Publications, 1954, 1982. 116 pp. A teacher's manual.
Milligan, Jean C. and D. G. MacLennan. Dances of Scotland.
Max Parrish and Co., 1950. 40 pp. New York: Chanticleer Press, 1951. Descriptions of four dances. Background, costumes, costume color plates, piano music. Small hardcover. Published under the auspices of The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association.
Mooney, Gertrude X. Méxican Folk Dances for American Schools.
Coral Gables, Florida: University of Miami Press, 1957. Nine regional dances, technical instruction, glossary of basic steps, costumes, folklore, piano music, suitable recordings.
Moore, Fredericka, Bryce Bowmar and Zobeida Perez. Folk Dances from Around the World, Book and CD.
Warner Brothers Publications, 1954, 1982. 20 pp. Easy-to-follow dance graphics, percussion arrangements. Softcover.
Morrison, James E. Twenty-four Early American Country Dances: Cotillions and Reels for the year 1976.
Country Dance and Song Society, 1976. 72 pp. Softcover.
Morton, Virgil L. Folk Dance Treasures.
1950.
Morton, Virgil L. The Teaching of Popular Dance.
J. Lowell Pratt and Co., 1966. C.E. Merrill, 1968. 148 pp.
Morton, Virgil L. and Lois Ellfeldt. This is Ballroom Dance.
Mayfield Publishing Co., 1974. 114 pp.
Moskoff, Marcus (Holt). Orchestral Melodies for Gajda, Gadulka, Kaval, and Tambura.
Self-published, 1977. Bitov instrumentation.
Moylan, Terry. Irish Dances: A Collection of Ten Traditional Sets.
Na Piobairi Uilleann, 1984. 86 pp. Softcover.
Muellor, Hugh. Welsh Folk Dances.
Novello and Co., 1935.
Muñoz, Isabel and Jacques Durand. Flamenco.
Art Books International Limited, 1997. 144 pp. Hardcover.
Murray, Arthur. How to Become a Good Dancer.
Simon and Schuster, Revised Edition, 1959.
Murray, Ruth Lovell. Dance in Elementary Education.
Harper and Row, Publishers, Inc., 1953, 1963. 446 pp. Third edition 1975. Simplified descriptions of 175 easy international folk dances, including American, Czech, Danish, English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Israeli, Italian, Japanese, Jewish, Lithuanian, Méxican, Palestinian, Philippine, Romanian, Russian, Scottish, Serbian, Swedish, Ukrainian. Dance movement, dance skills, rhythm, learning dances, aids to dance teaching, black and white photographs. Hardcover.
Musmon, Margaret, Elizabeth A. Hanley, and Jacques D'Amboise. Latin and Caribbean Dance.
Chelsea House Publishers, 2010. 120 pp.
Myerson, Julie. Line Dancing: Stories from East Anglia.
Black Dog Books, 2003. 304 pp. Hardcover.
Mynatt, Constance V. and Bernard D. Kaiman. Folk Dancing for Students and Teachers.
William C. Brown Co., 1968, 1973, 1975. 113 pp. Descriptions of 65 dances from over 20 countries. Spiral-bound.
Neal, Mary. The Espérance Morris Book.
J. Curwen Press, 1910. Contains detailed description of 12 Morris dances and a selection of folk songs.
Neal, Mary with Frank Kidson. English Folk-song and Dance.
J. Curwen Press, 1915. 178 pp. Hardcover.
Neilson, Nels P. and Winnifred Van Hagen. Physical Education for Elementary Schools.
A. S. Barnes and Co., 1937. New York: Ronald Press, Third Edition, 1966.
Nettel, Reginald. Folk Dancing.
Arco Publications, 1962. 160 pp. Hardcover.
Nielson, Erica. Folk Dancing: The American Dance Floor.
Greenwood Publishers, 2011. 160 pp. Explains the reasons for the folk dance movement that exploded in Europe and North America in the late 19th century. It describes the clubs, camps, festivals, and communities that sprang up, and examines the culture of the movement, the music, key individuals and events, types of clothing, and influences of technologies and popular culture; authoritative, original information gleaned from the author's own research conducted with hundreds of folk dance enthusiasts across America. Hardcover.
Nosal, Stefan. Choreografia Ludového Tanca.
Slovenske Pedagogicke Nakladatelstvo, 1984.
Nurminen, Mika. Wild West Country Dancing.
Players Publishers, 1995. 127 pp. Softcover.
Nyten, Anna-Maja. Swedish Peasant Costumes.
Nordiska Museet, 1949. Color illustrations of 65 costumes from 47 districts. Contins background, color, and kinds of materials used for each garment.
O'flaherty, Thomas. Caribbean Dance: And Latin Dance Styles from Salsa to Samba.
Subconscious Whispers, 2004. 64 pp.
O'Keeffe, J. G. and Art O'Brien. A Handbook of Irish Dances.
M. H. Gill and Co., 1944. 128 pp. Essay on origin and history; steps and styling for Irish dances.
O'Rafferty, Peadar and Gerald O'Rafferty Dances of Ireland.
Max Parrish and Co., 1953.
O'Rafferty, Peadar Irish Folk Dance Book, 1.
Pattersons Publications, 1934. 34 pp.
Olson, Ray. Musical Mixer Fun: 50 easy mixers for one night stands.
Square Your Sets Enterprises, 1957. 44 pp. Softcover.
Osen, Shari and Bert Osen. Index to Viltis 1944-1994.
Blackfoot, Idaho: DeWayne Young, Editor. An index to Viltis Magazine to assist you in locating articles about folk dance, folklore, and recipes. The index is valuable for dancers, teachers, library collections, researchers, and students of international folk dance. Softcover.
Osgood, Bob. Five Years of Suare Dancing.
Sets in Order, 1954. 176 pp. Descriptions of more than 180 square dances from the pages of Sets in Order. Line drawings. Softcover.
Osgood, Ginger. Round Dances Up-to-date, Round 'N' Round, Dancing a Round, Today's Round Dances.
Square Dance Publishers.
Owens, Lee. American Square Dances of the West and Southwest.
1949. 184 pp. Clear introduction to square dancing moves and calls. With the help of instructions and diagrams, learn how to dance traditional figures such as Swing Old Adam, Dive For The Oyster and Four Little Sisters With A Do-Si-Do. Softcover.
Pack, Martin A. Costumes and Dances of Poland.
American Council of Polish Cultural Clubs, 1978. 40 pp. No dance descriptions. History and background on six dance types: Polonez, Mazur, Kujawiak, Oberek, Krakowiak, Goralski. Costume color plates, map, piano music, song words. Bibliography. Softcover.
Page, Ralph. An Elegant Collection of Contras and Squares.
Lloyd Shaw Foundation, 1984. 153 pp. Softcover.
Page, Ralph. Heritage Dances of Early America.
The Lloyd Shaw Foundation, Inc. 64 pp. Breakdowns for 25 early contra dances from 1788 to 1808. Background.
Page, Ralph. Ralph Page Book of Contra Dances, The.
English Folk Dance & Song Society, 1969. 23 pp.
Pagels, Jurgen. Character Dance.
Indiana University Press, 1984. 208 pp. Hardcover.
Paine, Lyn. Up the Sides and Down the Middle.
Southgate Publishers, 2006. Softcover.
Painter, Muriel Thayer. A Yaqui Easter.
University of Arizona Press, revised edition 1971. 40 pp. The Yaqui Indian Easter Ceremony — from the initial events of Ash Wednesday through the final "Circle" on Easter Sunday — briefly described and interpreted by a long-time student of the tribe. Black and white line drawings. Softcover.
Pani, Jiwan. Celebration of Life, Indian Folk Dances.
Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, 2000. 131 pp. Hardcover.
Pappas, John. Etnnic Dances of Greece.
Self-published, 1978.
Parkes, Tony. Contra Dance Calling: A Basic Text.
Hands Four Productions, 2010. This is the first comprehensive entry-level book ever written on contra dance calling, newly revised and updated for the Internet age. Every aspect of the caller's work is dealt with clearly and thoroughly. 300 pp. Softcover.
Parkes, Tony. Shadrack's Delight: And Other Dances.
Hands Four Productions, 1998. There are 43 original square, circle, and contra dances. Most routines are suitable for the average country dance group. Complete explanations show exactly how the steps fit the music. Softcover. 46 pp. Softcover.
Parkes, Tony. Son of Shadrack: And Other Dances.
Hands Four Books, 1993. 48 pp. Here are 42 more square, circle, and contra dances, ranging from very easy to fairly difficult. Some are variations on older routines. 48 pp.
Parson, Thomas E. How to Dance.
Barnes and Noble, Inc., 1947, 1955, 1956. 88 pp. Formerly "Ballroom Dance." Descriptions and line drawings for Cha Cha Cha, Fox Trot, Lindy, Mambo, Merengue, Rumba, Samba, Tango, and Waltz.
Patnaik, Dhirendranath. Folk Dances of Orissa.
Sri Arjun Charan Samal, 2000. 57 pp.
Paul, Jon (illustrator). Hebridean Dances (Dannsa nan Eileanach).
Acair Limited, 1995. 117 pp. Softcover.
Payne, Ian. The Almain in Britain, C. 1549-C. 1675: A Dance Manual from Manuscript Sources.
Scolar Publishers, 2003. 290 pp. This complete scholarly edition of the collection of manuscript choreographies from c.1565-c.1675 associated with the Inns of Court is also a full-length study of these sources. It offers practical reconstructions of the dances and provides a selection of musical settings simply but idiomatically arranged for four-part instrumental ensemble or keyboard. Hardcover.
Pedersen, Dagny and Neva Boyd. Folk Games of Denmark and Sweden.
H. T. FitzSimmons Co., 1932.
Pegels, Jurgen. Character Dance.
Indiana University Press, 1984.
Peterson, David R. A Cultural and Historical Description of Dancing and Other Forms of Entertainment.
University Central Arkansas Publishers, 1995. 68 pp. Arkansas Historical Dance Series. Softcover.
Petrides, Theodore. Greek Dances, and How to Do Them.
Lycabettus Press, 1976. Peters International, Inc., 1976. 167 pp. You don't have to be Greek. Descriptions of 18 dances. Background, illustrations, black and white photographs. Softcover.
Petrides, Theodore. Greek Dances: Thirteen Dances of Mainland Greece, the Islands and Crete.
Lycabettus Press, 1993 (Revised edition).
Petrides, Theodore. Folk Dances of the Greeks, Origins and Instructions.
Exposition Press, 1961. 78 pp. Descriptions for 27 dances with illustrative foot patterns in line drawings; glossary, index. Hardcover.
Petrides, Theodore and Elfleida. Folk Dances of the Greeks.
A. and C. Black, 1937. New York: Exposition Press, 1961. Descriptive text; 8 color plates and 32 pages of line drawings; includes costumes, accessories, and embroidery.
Petrides, Theodore. Traditional Folk Dance in Greece.
Lycabettus Press, 1978. 122 pp.
Pettigrew, Dora W. Peasant Costume of the Black Forest.
MacMillan Co., 1937.
Pholeric, Janet J. Folk Dances Around the World.
A. S. Barnes and Co., 1981. 129 pp. Hardcover.
Pill, Albert. Méxican Regional Dance and the Elementary School.
Pillich, William F. Social Dance.
William C. Brown Co., 1967. Chapters on moving with a partner, hesitation, balance, side-close, box, way to strt, and selected dance designs. Line drawings. Softcover.
Pilling, F.L. Scottish Country Dances in Diagrams.
F.L. Pilling's Successors, 1992. 159 pp. Softcover.
Pinon, Roger and Henri Jamar. Dances of Belgium.
Max Parish and Co., 1953.
Pioneeer Folk Dance Tunes and Rhythms.
Teacher's Manual.
Piper, Ralph A. and Zora C. Piper Developing the Creative Square Dance Caller.
Self-published, 1956. 169 pp. Softcover.
Piper, Ralph A. and Zora C. Piper. One Hundred Seventy-five Folk and Round Dances.
Highland Square Publishing House, 1954. 35 pp. Softcover.
Piper, Ralph A. Physical Education Notebook.
Self-published, 1937. 244 pp.
Anne Pittman, Marlys S. Waller and Cathy L. Dark. Dance a While, A Handbook for Folk, Square, Contra, and Social Dance.
Burgess Publishing Co., 6th Edition, 2008. 592 pp. Descriptions of many folk dances, social dances, contra dances, round dances, mixers, and calls for square dances. History, background, teaching, positions, dancing, facilities, equipment, organization, group instruction, fundamentals, notation, more. Terms, drawings, illustrations, contents, bibliography, index. Spiral-bound.
Pittion, Paul. Chants et Dancesde Tous Les Pays.
Bordas, 1945.
Pleydell, Lillian. Social Dances of Renaissance Italy (Danza Rinascimento).
Nelson Historical Dance Society, 1995. 60 pp. Softcover.
Pohren, Donn. The Art of Flamenco.
Bold Strummer Limited, 1990. Softcover.
Popescu-Judetz, Eugenia. Sixty Folk Dances of Romania.
Duquesne University Tamburitzans Institute of Folk Arts, 1979. 249 pp. Softcover.
Popescu-Judetz, Gheorghe. Judetz Folk Dance Notation.
1979. Softcover
Popescu-Judetz, Eugenia and James Roncević (Editors). Judetz Folk Dance Notation.
Duquesne University Tamburitzans Institute of Folk Arts, 1979. 68 pp. Describes the system created by Gheorge Popescu-Judetz. Full of drawings, music, and notes helpful in learning the system. Included are sample descriptions together with comparative conventional descriptions, exercises, and tests; glossary of terms and bibliography.
Porter, William Sydney. Apted Book of Country Dances.
Independent Publishing Group, 1987. 38 pp. This title features four dances from the last years of the eighteenth century, with instructions and tunes. There is a CD available to accompany this book. Softcover.
Price, Christina. Dance on the Dusty Earth.
Encore Editions, 1979. 60 pp. Examines the folk dances of many cultures which have been handed down from one generation to the next. Hardcover.
Primer, Kathleen. Scandinavian Peasant Costume.
A. and C. Black, 1939. New York: MacMilland Co., 1939. Descriptive text; 8 color plates and 64 pages of drawings; head-dresses, hair styles, embroidery, and jewelry, as well as garments.
Putnik, Dobrivoje. 10 Dances of Yugoslavia.
Accompanies the recording, Borino Kolo FolK Ensemble, BK-678. Includes Šaranac, Cigančica, Popovičanka, Lesnoto, Kolubarski vez, Treskavica naokolo, Raca, Splitska igra, Kolovodja diko naša, Stara vlainja. Softcover.
Putterill, Jack. Folk Dancing and Religion.
Self-published, 1964. Softcover.
Quigley, Colin. Close to the Floor, Folk Dance in Newfoundland.
Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1985. 128 pp.
Quinn, Tom. Irish Dancing.
Harper Collins Publishing Ltd., 1997, 1998. 480 pp. Enough sets for at least two lifetimes, all in a single volume you can carry in your coat pocket. Softcover.
Rafkis, Alkis. The World of Greek Dance.
Finedawn Publishers, 1987, 1997. Contains tradition and folklore in Greek dance, history, dance events, and a comprehensive directory of festivals, groups, museums, and resources.
Rathgarber, Hubert. Let's Folk Dance.
Mmb Music, 1980. Six simple folk dances from around the world with easy-to-perform directions. Voices with recorder and Orff instruments; parts ranging from quite simple to moderately difficult. Softcover.
Ray, Ollie Mae. Encyclopedia of Line Dances: The Steps That Came and Stayed.
American Alliance for Heath, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 1992. 162 pp. Softcover.
Rearick, Elizabeth C. Dances of the Hungarians.
Teachers College, Columbia University, 1939. 151 pp. Hardcover.
Reek, Jeanne. Folk Dance and Lore of Norway.
Sons of Norway, 1971. Softcover.
Reid, Eileen. Canadian Folk Dances.
Alfred Publishing Co., 1997. 28 pp. Dance graphics, Orff and percussion arrangements plus cultural information. Useful for grades 2-7. Dances include: The Maple Leaf Stomp, Carding the Wool, The Prairie Circle. Songs include: Alouette, O Canada, En Roulant Ma Boule, The Raftsmen; CD. Softcover.
Reineck, Janet. Wedding Dances from Kosovo, Yugoslavia: A Structural and Contextual Analysis.
Self-published, 1985. 257 pp.
Rey, J. The World of Dance, Folk dance and ballet in Czechoslovakia.
Artia, 1950. Hardcover.
Reyes-Aquino, Frances. Fundamental Dance Steps and Music.
Self-published, 1957. 94 pp.
Reyes-Aquino, Frances. Philippine Folk Dances: Vol. 1.
Self-published, 1953.
Reyes-Tolentino, Francisca S. and Petrona Ramos. Philippine Folk Dances and Games.
Silver Burdett Co., 1927.
Reyes-Tolentino, Francisca. Philippine National Dances.
Silver Burdett, 1946. 371 pp. Hardcover.
Rice, Timothy. May It Fill Your Soul: Experiencing Bulgarian Music.
University of Chicago Press, 1994. 386 pp. Timothy Rice documents and interprets the history of folk music, song, and dance in Bulgaria over a seventy-year period of dramatic change. From 1920 to 1989, Bulgaria changed from a nearly medieval village society to a Stalinist planned industrial economy to a chaotic mix of capitalist and socialist markets and cultures. Rice brings Bulgarian folk music to life by focusing on the biography of the Varimezov family, including the musician Kostadin and his wife Todora, a singer, and combines interviews with his own experiences of learning how to play, sing and dance Bulgarian folk music. Softcover
Richardson, J. R. A Selection of Folk Dances.
Pergamon Press, 1978. 39 pp. Softcover.
Richardson, J. R. A Selection of Folk Dances, Israel.
Pergmon Press, 1978. 36 pp. Softcover.
Riel, Fran and Buelah Davis. Happy Dancing: Handbook of Dance Mixers.
Burgess Publishing Co., 1966.
Rinaldi, Robin. European Dance.
San Val, 2004. World of Dance Series. Hardcover.
Rippon, Hugh. Discovering English Folk Dancing, Third edition.
Shire Publishers, 1999. 96 pp. The history and evolution of the dances and their regional variations are described, their origins and meanings explained and the differences between English and Scottish dancing discussed. Examining everything from morris dancing to the Minehead hobby horse dances and the Helston Furry Dance and a definitive list of festivals where these dances can be seen. Softcover.
Rippon, Hugh and Dave Mallinson. Willow Tree and Other English Folk Dances: 26 Dances and 52 Tunes.
Dave Mallinson Publications, 1996. 32 pp. Softcover.
Riveroll's Art Gallery. Méxican Dances.
Roberto Riveroll, 1947. Portfolio of costumes, dances, folklore, and music.
Rocca-Butler, Suzanne and Ayanoglu Eser. Cultures in Common: Recipes from the Cuisines of Turkey, Greece and the Balkans.
Folkloric Studies TGB Press, 1985.
Rohrbough, Lynn. Handy II, Kit T, Kit R, Kit P.
Cooperative Recreation Service Publications.
Rohrbough, Lynn. Treasures from Abroad.
Cooperative Recreation Service Publications, Recreation Kit O.
Rohrbough, Lynn. American Folk Dances.
Cooperative Recreation Service Publications, 1939. 48 pp.
Rohrbough, Lynn. Favorite Square Dances.
Cooperative Recreation Service Publications, 1941.
Rohrbough, Lynn. Play Party Games.
Cooperative Recreation Service Publications, 1930.
Rohrbough, Lynn. Play Party Games of Pioneer Times.
Cooperative Recreation Service Publications, 1940. Set down from original sources in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Iowa.
Rohrbough, Lynn. Quadrilles.
Cooperative Recreation Service Publications, 1931.
Rohrbough, Lynn. Singing Games.
Cooperative Recreation Service Publications, 1938.
Rohrbough, Lynn. Square Dances of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Cooperative Recreation Service Publications, 1939.
Roncević, James M. Croatians: Dances They Dance.
Duquesne University, Tamburitzans Institute of Folk Art, USA, 1975.
Rosenberg, David. Folk Dancing with Dave Rosenberg.
Self-published, 1959.
Ross, F. Russell and Virginia King. Multicultural Dance.
Russel & King, 1984. 174 pp. Softcover.
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. Scottish Country Dance Book, Vols. I-VI.
Peterson's Publications, Ltd. (New York: Carl Fischer), 1930.
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. Scottish Country Dance Books, Vols. I-XXII (Pocket Editions).
Patersons' Publications, Ltd., no dates. Traditional dances in steps and formation from manuscripts, old books, and from the experience of dancers during the last 200 years. Tiny softcover.
Ryan, Grace Laura. Dances of Our Pioneers.
Ronald Press, 1939. 196 pp. Hardcover.
Sachs, Curt. World History of the Dance.
W. W. Norton and Co., Inc., 1937.
Sakellariou, Haralampios. Fifty Greek Dances.
Self-published, 1940. 121 pp. Translated by Th. Stefanidi, T. Kralibanou.
Saldivar, Gabriel. Historia de la Música en México, Epoca Pre-Cortesian y Colonial.
1934. Based upon original musical and written manuscripts. Méxican music and dances of pre-conquest and colonial period. Historical deelopment of the Son, Jarabe, and Huapango, as well as the growth and character of the traditional dance-songs of Méxican children. In Spanish.
Saldivar, Gabrial. El Jarabe, Baile popular Múxicano.
1937. Traces the origin of the Jarabe from the various 16th-century zapateado dances and notes its development into the modern Jaraves. In Spanish.
Salvén, Erik. Dances of Sweden.
Max Parrish and Co., 1949. 40 pp. Descriptions of four dances. Background, costumes, costume color plates, piano music. Published under the auspices of The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association. Small hardcover.
Sam, Sam-Ang and Sam Chan Moly. Khmer Folk Dance.
Khmer Studies Institute, 1987. 121 pp. Softcover.
Sandler, A. M. Folk Dancing in the Soviet Union (Tansi Narodov USSR), Volumes 2 and 4.
1954. 243 pp. Softcover.
Sanella, Ted. Balance and Swing.
Country Dance and Song Society, 1982. 156 pp. Descriptions of 55 square dances, contra dances, and triplet dances of New England. Piano music. Spiral-bound.
Scandinavian Dances, Series I.
Ling Physical Education Association, c. 1930. 16 pp. Descriptions of Shoemaker, Cochin China, Ace of diamonds, Mountain march, Clap dance. Loose leaf.
Scandinavian Dances, Series II.
Ling Physical Education Association, c. 1930. 14 pp. Contain descriptions in words of the steps to 12 dances. Descriptions of Little man in a fix, French reel, Swedish Schottische, Rospiggspolka. Loose leaf.
Scandinavian Dances, Series III.
Ling Physical Education Association, c. 1930. 12 pp. Descriptions of Varsovienne, Toast to King Gustav, Oxdansen. Loose leaf.
Schimmerling, Hans Aldo. Folk Dance Music of the Slavic Nations.
Associated Music Publishers, 1951. 167 pp. General historic, religious characteristics; musical characteristics of Slavic folk tunes; brief notes on the dances with musical examples for all countries.
Schlottmann, Jeannette, Abbie Duggan Rutledge and Anne Schley. Folk Dances of the United States and México.
Books for Libraries, 1980. Hardcover.
Schlottmann, Jeannette, Abbie Duggan Rutledge and Anne Schley. The Folk Dance Library, Folk Dances of European Countries.
A S. Barnes and Co., 1948. Hardcover.
Schreiner, Claude. Flamenco: Gypsy Dance and Music from Andalusia.
Amadeus Press, 2003. 176 pp. This book traces the history and development of flamenco, the stirring form of folk dance created by the gypsies of the Andalusian region of Spain in the 19th century and still popular today. Hardcover.
Schwendener, Norma. Legends and Dances of Old México: A Manual of Their Origins, Legends, Costumes, Steps, Patterns, and Music.
A. S. Barnes and Co., 1934. Blaine/Ethridge Books, 1975. 111 pp. Twelve dances and source material on Indian dances of México. Hardcover.
Schwendener, Norma and B. C. Pulford. Singing Feet.
English translation of Old Holland folk dances, by Anna G. Gatz and Anne Dekoe; German dances by Anna Helms and Julius Blaske, 1938.
Sedillo, Mela. Méxican and New Méxican Folk Dances.
University of New México Press, 1938, 1939, 1945. 47 pp. Eight regional dances of México and 9 New Méxican dances; first-hand information and historical development of New Méxican dance. Hardcover.
Seiden, Allan. The Art of the Hula.
Island Heritage Publishing, 2008. 120 pp. Hula combines painstaking choreography and the epic poetry of chants, or mele, that are rooted in Hawaii s consciousness. In many ways, it s a form of worship, as hula pays homage to the gods with elaborate tales of their exploits. Softcover.
Sequin, Robert-Lionel. Traditional Dances of Québec (La Danse Traditionelle au Québec).
University Québec Les Presses, 1986. 176 pp. Softcover.
Sejda, Jan. Polish Folk Dances, Vol. 1.
Polish National Alliance, 1969. Softcover.
Sejda, Jan. Twenty Polish Songs (Dwadzieœcia Pieœni Polskich).
Polish National Alliance, 1969. Music and song words.
Semb, Klara. Dances of Norway.
Max Parrish and Co., 1951. 40 pp. Descriptions of four dances. Background, costumes, costume color plates, piano music. Published under the auspices of The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association. Small hardcover./DD>
Shafter, M. S. American Indian and Other Folk Dances.
A. S. Barnes and Co., 1927.
Shambaugh, Mary Effie. Folk Dances for Boys and Girls.
A. S. Barnes and Co., 1927, 1929, 1939. A collection of European folk dances, including dances for elementary, intermediate, and advanced grades. Hardcover.
Shambaugh, Mary Effie. Folk Festivals.
A. S. Barnes and Co., 1932. International folk dances particularly selected for use in folk festivals. Hardcover.
Shambaugh, Mary Effie. Folk Festivals for Schools and Playgrounds.
A. S. Barnes and Co,, 1936. 155 pp. Organization of five folk festivals. Background, customs, dances, stage craft, outlines, costumes, bibliography.
Sharp, Cecil James. Introduction to English Country Dancing, An.
Novello and Co., 1909 (New York: H W. Gray Co., 1909). Descriptions and tunes for 12 dances; detailed analysis of technical terms and symbols, general movements and figures.
Sharp, Cecil James. Fifty Folk Songs, Compiled at the Request of the English Folk Dance Society.
Novello and Co., 1920. Softcover.
Sharp, Cecil James. Country Dance Tunes, Set I-IV.
Novello and Co. Collected and arranged from traditional sources.
Sharp, Cecil James. Morris Dance Tunes, Sets I-X.
Novello and Co. Collected from traditional sources.
Sharp, Cecil James. Morris Book, The, Vols. I-V.
Novello and Co. (New York: H W. Gray Co.), 1909, 1913. Included are the dance, special instructions, and descriptions of dances. Small hardcover.
Sharp, Cecil James. Sword Dances of Northern England, The, Vols. II-III.
Novello and Co. (New York: H W. Gray Co.), 1912, 1913. Complete description of the heritage of the dance, costume, music, and steps. All figures are illustrated with line diagrams. Dancers are accomplanied by the Captain's song, a prologue or play.
Sharp, Cecil James and Maud Karpeles. English Country Dance Book, The, Vols I-V.
Novello and Co. (New York: H W. Gray Co.), 1909, 1918, 1937. 51 pp. Steps, music, instructions, terms and symbols, construction, general figurs, and dances, with additional figures, vairants, and directions used by the caller. Small softcover.
Sharp, Cecil James, George Butterworth and Maud Karpeles. The Country Dance Book.
Novello and Co., 1927, 1934. 54 pp. Descriptions of several dances of England including Morris, Longways, Country. History, background, arms and hands movements, figures.
Sharp, Cecil James, George Butterworth and Maud Karpeles. The Country Dance Book, Part III..
Novello and Co., 1927. 118 pp. Contains thirty-five country dances from the English Dancing Master (1650-1728). Softcover.
Sharp, Cecil James and A. P. Oppé. The Dance.
Halton and Truscott Smith, 1924. The historical survey of European dancing.
Shatulsky, Myron. The Ukrainian Folk Dance.
Kobzar Publishing Co., 210 pp. Softcover.
Shaw, Lloyd. Cowboy Dances, A collection of Western Square Dances.
The Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1939, 1940, 1949. 375 pp. Calls explanations of 75 basic square dances up to 1940. History, background, style, spirit, description, black and white photographs. Hardcover.
Shaw, Lloyd. Cowboy Tunes.
The Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1939.
Shaw, Lloyd. The Round Dance Book, A Century of Waltzing.
The Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1948, 1949. 443 pp. Descriptions of almost every round dance known surviving up to 1948, including gavottes, mazurkas, polkas, schottisches, two-steps, waltzes, etc. History, background, style. Hardcover.
Shay, Anthony. Balkan Dance: Essays on Characteristics, Performance and Teaching.
McFarland and Co., 2007. 291 pp.
Shay, Anthony and Barbara Sellers-Young. Belly Dance: Orientalism, Transnationalism, and Harem Fantasy.
Bibliotheca Iranica, Performing Arts Series, 2005.
Shay, Anthony. Choreographic Politics: State Folk Dance Companies, Representation, and Power.
Wesleyan Publishers, 2002. 252 pp. As the first book to address the topic of state-sponsored folk dance ensembles and their structures; examines the repertoires, performances and choreographic strategies of these companies within the political, social, gendered and ethnic contexts in which each company was created; includes a look at music, costumes, and various artistic directors and choreographers. Softcover.
Shay, Anhony. Choreographing Identities: Folk Dance, Ethnicity, and Festival in the United States and Canada.
McFarland and Co., 2006. 260 pp. Several "parallel layers" of dance: dances performed at intra-cultural social occasions, dances used for representation or presentation, and folk dance performances. Individual chapters center on various immigrant cultures. Softcover.
Shay, Anthony. Choreophobia: Solo Improvised Dance in the Iranian World.
Mazda Publishers, 1999.
Shay, Anthony. Dancing Across Borders: The American Fascination with Exotic Dance Forms.
McFarland and Co., 2008. 231 pp. Throughout the work, the author describes the uniquely American enthusiasm for learning exotic dances, describing specific deficiencies in the U.S. cultural identity that have led many people to seek new or alternative identities through the various exotic dance genres. Softcover.
Shepherd, Robbie. Let's Have a Ceilidh.
Hardie Music Press, 2009. 124 pp. Canongate Classic. A pocket-sized guide to the 20 most popular Scottish dances which you might expect to encounter at a ceilidh. The music in the appendix is specially chosen to highlight the steps and is ideal for musicians learning to play for these dances. Small softcover.
Shoshani, Michal. Folk Dances of Israel.
Boosey and Hawkes, 1970. 111 pp.
Shuldham-Shaw, Winifred. Cecil Sharp and English Folk Dances.
Hall the Printer, 1928. Softcover.
Sickels, Alice L. Around the World in St. Paul.
University of Minnesota Press.
Simons, A. Kentish Hops: Kentish Country Dances Mainly from the Eighteenth Century.
Barn Dance Publications Limited, 1991. 50 pp. Originally researched by 'Bert' Simons, this is a collection of Kentish country dances, mainly from the 18th and 19th centuries. Dances often refer to events or happenings within towns or villages and therefore contribute in a small way to the history of Kent. Spiral-bound.
Singing Games and Folk Dances.
Campbell Folk School, 1941.
Sizemore, Donald. Cherokee Dance, Ceremonial Dances and Dance Regalia.
Cherokee Publications, 1999. 175 pp. Softcover.
Šmiroris, K. and B. Sotková. National Costumes of Czechoslovakia.
Artia, no date. Sixty-five pages of text; 104 color photographs, 34 black and white photographs.
Smedley, Ronald. Let's Dance — Country Style: A Handbook of Simple, Traditional Dances.
William Collins & Sons & Co., 1981. 128 pp. Hardcover.
Smith, Raymond. Raymond Smith's Square Dance Hand Book.
Self-published, 1948. 64 pp. Softcover.
Smith, Susan. Made in France.
Alfred A. Knopf. Book for young people.
Smuckler, David. Cracking Chestnuts.
Self-published. Contra dances.
Snider, Marcia. Folk Dance Handbook.
Hancock House Publishers. 74 pp. For use in grade schools. Teaching in step-by-step method of easy dances. Basics, development.
Social Plays, Games, Marches, Old Folk Dances, and Rhythmic Movements, For Use in Indian Schools.
BiblioBazaar, (reproduction) 2009. 70 pp. Softcover.
Society for International Folkdancing. A Selection of European Folk Dances, Volumes 1-4.
Pergmamon Press, 1970. Softcover.
Society for International Folkdancing. A Selection of Folk Dances, Vol. 5, Israel.
Pergmamon Press, 1977. Contains sheet music and descriptions of ten dances, 6-1/2 x 9-3/4", 32 pp. No words or translations. Contains list of records with the music. Softcover.
Solway, Andrew. Country and Folk Dance.
Heinemann Raintree, 2008. 47 pp. Provides a detailed look at the huge variety of country and folk dancing from all over the world. For young adults. Softcover.
Songs and Dances of Scotland: Arranged for Recorder, Flute & Penny Whistle.
Music Sales America, 1982. 80 pp. An exciting collection of songs and dances from Scotland's rich musical heritage. All are arranged for voice and recorder, pennywhistle or flute, or any other suitable C instrument. Each is complete with full lyrics, chord symbols and guitar chord diagrams. Softcover.
Spacek, Anna and Neva Boyd. Folk Dances of Bohemia and Moravia: For School, Playground and Social Center.
H. T. FitzSimmons Co., 1917, 1932. 44 pp.
Spalding, Susan Elke and Jane Harris Woodside. Communities in Motion: Dance, Community, and Tradition in Americas Southeast and Beyond.
Greenwood Press, 1995. 288 pp. Old-time square dancing in Virginia, Indiana, and Newfoundland; African-American step shows; clogging; Cherokee traditional dance; historical reconstructions of 18th-century dance; and modern contra. Hardcover.
Speck, Frank G. and Leonard Broom. Cherokee Dance and Drama.
University of Oklahoma Press, 1951, 1983. 112 pp. Traditionally, the Cherokees dance to ensure individual health and social welfare. Winter dance (including the Booger Dance, which expresses the Cherokees' anxiety at the white invasion) are to be given only during times of frost, lest they affect the growth of vegetation by attracting cold and death. The summer dance (the Green Corn Ceremony and the Ballplayer’s Dance) are associated with crops and vegetation. Other dances are purely for social intercourse and entertainment or are prompted by specific events in the community. Hardcover.
Spence, Lewis. Myth and Ritual in Dane, Game and Rhyme.
1947. Analysis of the religious-magic ritual sources of such diverse human activities as children's games, the precisely conventionalized court dance of the Orient, European folk dances, etc.
Spicer, Dorothy Gladys. The Book of Festivals.
The Woman's Press, 1937.
Spiesman, Mildred. Folk Dancing.
W. B. Saunders Co., 1970. 116 pp. Saunders Physical Activities Series. A selection of dance descriptions classified according to the basic step motif and arranged according to difficulty. Material on folk dance teaching. No index. Booklet.
Spreen, Hildegard. Folk Dances of South India.
Oxford Press, 1945, 1948. Technical instructions for 30 folk dances; simple musical accompaniment for each dance; original text of the songs, English translations; glossary; expllanations of technical dance terms. Hardcover.
St. John, Katherine with Mahera Harouny and Lloyd Miller. Radif-E Raqs: Collection of Dance Sequences of the Persian Tradition.
University of Pennsylvania, 1987. Information about Persian musical instruments, dance, clothing, and constuming, and influences of other cultures.
Stafura, Paul G. and Thomas Roncević. Bulgarians: Folk Instruments.
Duquesne University, Tamburitzans Institute of Folk Arts, 1979. 22 pp. Discusses Kaval, Gadulka, Gaida, Tambura, Tupan, Zurla, some other folk instruments, and modern musical instruments.
Stefanski-Budizkowski, Natalie. Having Fun the Polish Way.
Cooperative Recreation Service, Inc., 1953. 56 pp.
Steward, Sue. Salsa.
Thames & Hudson, 1999. 176 pp. This book offers a comprehensive guide to Salsa music, its history, its key figures, and its complex relationship with different countries. From Havana before and after the revolution to Spanish Harlem to Santo Domingo, the home of the merengue and across to the cities of Columbia. Drawing on interviews with musicians and composers, with portraits of star performers and singers as well as sections on Latin beats, a discography and bibliography. Softcover.
Stivale, Charles J. Disenchanting Les Bons Temps: Identity and Authenticity in Cajun Music and Dance (Post-Contemporary Interventions).
Duke University Press Books, 2002. 232 pp. Stivale combines his personal knowledge and love of Cajun music and dance with the theoretical insights of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari to consider representations of things Cajun. He examines the themes expressed within the lyrics of the Cajun musical repertoire and reflects on the ways Cajun cultural practices are portrayed in different genres including feature films, documentaries, and instructional dance videos.He analyzes the dynamic exchanges between musicians, dancers, and spectators at such venues as bars and music festivals. Hardcover.
Storey, Rita. Line Dancing and Oher Folk Dances.
Franklin Watts, Ltd., 2008. 32 pp. Lively guides to popular dances. Clear photographs show the moves - step-by-step. Includes background information, tips on costumes, music to dance to, and how to stage performances. Softcover.
Strangeways, A. H. Fox. Six English Set Dances.
English Folk Dance Society
Stratou, Dora. Greek Dances.
Dora Stratou Theatre (Philopappou), 1966. 32 pp. Softcover.
Sturman, Rivka. 10 Israeli Folk Dances for Holidays and Festivals.
Mifalei Tarbut Vechinuch Ltd., 1968. 25 pp. 10 dance descriptions. Softcover.
Sturman, Rivka. 10 Folk Dances for All Ages.
Mifalei Tarbut Vechinuch Ltd., 1961, 1962. 32 pp. 10 dance descriptions. Popular dances of Israel with melodic line in Hebrew. Line drawings. Softcover.
Sturman, Rivka. Dance Instructions.
No date.
Sturman, Rivka. Dance with Rivka.
No date.
Sturman, Rivka. Israeli Dances for All Ages.
1965. 19 pp. 12 dance instructions. Popular dances of Israel. Softcover.
Stutt, Joseph. The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England.
Thomas Tegg, 1838.
Sutton, R. Anderson. Calling Back the Spirit: Music, Dance, and Cultural Politics in Lowland South Sulawesi.
Oxford University Press USA, 2002. 296 pp. Describes how, in the face of Indonesian and foreign cultural pressures, the Makassarese people of South Sulawesi are defending their local spirit through music and dance. Softcover.
Svenska Folkdansens Vänner. Swedish Folk Dances.
Nabu Press, 2010. 84 pp. Softcover.
Tait, Bill and Eddy. Folk Dancing the Western Way.
Self-published, 1949. 57 pp. Spiral-bound.
Tatcher, Zafra. Israel Folk Dances.
Youth and Chalutziut Department, Jewish Agency for Israel, 1959. 35 pp. Sixteen folk dance descriptions with melodic line and text. Softcover.
Taylor, Barbara and Susie Hofstatter (Editors). 100 Israeli Folk Dances.
Israel Folk Dance Department of the American Zionist Youth Foundation, 108 pp. Dance descriptions for 100 Israeli dances. Choreographed in Israel and available on records recorded in America; black and white photographs. Softcover.
Tennevin, Nicollette and Marie Texier. Dances of France. Vol. II, Provence and Alsace.
Max Parrish and Co., 1951. 40 pp. Descriptions of four dances. Background, costumes, costume color plates, piano music. Published under the auspices of The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association. Small hardcover.
Thompson, Donald and Annie F. Thompson. Music and Dance in Puerto Rico from the Age of Columbus to Modern Times: An Annotated Bibliography.
Scarecrow Press, 1991. 339 pp. Richly annotated entries (995) on reference sources, biography, folk music and dance, the Puerto Rican Danza, La Borinquena (the Commonwealth's official anthem), and the earliest mentions of native music and dance in the Antilles. Useful for musicologists, folklorists, ballet scholars, teachers, and general readers. Hardcover.
Thompson, Allison (Compiler). Dances from Barnes Two.
The Squirrel Hill Press. Contains the instructions for 24 dances: nineteen modern-composed English country dances, four dances interpreted from historical sources, and one traditional dance. Contributors include seven choreographers from the U.S. and six choreographers from the U.K. Softcover.
Thompson, Allison. Dancing Through Time, Western Social Dance in Literature, 1400-1918.
McFarland and Co. Inc., 1998. 259 pp. Presents 88 literary selections that together form a survey of social dance in England and America over a span of 500 years. Seven sections (historical time periods) provide an editorial introduction with descriptions of relevant dances, and then eight to twenty or so illuminating passages from etiquette manuals, diaries, poems, plays, essays or novels. The selections illustrate specific dances, social dance behavior or the intimate reactions of participants. Full indexing aids those readers interested in specific authors or works.
Thompson, Allison. Lighting the Fire, Elsie J. Oxenham, The abbey Girls and the English Folk Dance Revival.
The Squirrel Hill Press, 1998. 80 pp. Elsie J. Oxenham (1880-1960) wrote nearly ninety books for English school-girls.
Thompson, Allison. May Day Festivals in America, 1830 to the Present.
The Squirrel Hill Press, 2009. 280 pp. Examines the creation and development of the traditional American May Day festival. It also provides an overview of May Day celebrations at 80 specific college and universities, eight of which continue to celebrate the festival annually. Hardcover.
Thrasher, Alan Robert. La-Li-Luo Dance-Songs of the Chuxiong Yi, Yunnan Province, China..
World Music Publishers, 1990. 141 pp. Softcover.
Thurston, Hugh Ansfrid. Scotland's Dances.
Teachers' Association (Canada), 1954, 1984, 1988. 160 pp. Takes a careful analytical approach to the history of dancing in Scotland and presents information in meticulous detail, listing the sources of dances currently popular. The book covers the whole gamut of Scottish dancing, from reels, Highland dances, and Hebridean dances to country dances. Hardcover.
Tilke, Max. Costume Patterns and Designs, A Survey of Costume Patterns and Designs of All Periods and Nations.
Frederick A. Praeger, 1957. About 2,000 patterns on 128 pages of plates (122 in color); descriptive text.
Tobitt, Janet E. On Your Toes: A Compilation of Song-Dances.
Self-published, 1941. 16 pp.
Tobitt, Janet E. Promenade All: A Compilation of Song-Dances.
Self-published, 1941. 48 pp.
Tobitt, Janet E. Whirling Maiden.
Self-published, 1941.
Todd, Jack and Helen. Quick-Teach Fun Dances for Recreational Groups.
Twelgrenn Enterprises, Inc., 1976. 53 pp. Descriptions of eight easy international folk dances and 54 American square dances, fun dances, musical games. Leadership, sound, dance selection, teaching, sample programs, index by age group and dance types. Softcover.
Todor, Frances. A Treasury of Méxican Folk Ways.
Crown Publishers. Origins and detailed accounts of the kinds of dances to be found in México; understandable information on the life and culture of the people; photographs, drawings, and color plates.
Tolman, Beth and Ralph Page. The Country Dance Book, The BEST of the Square and Contra Dances and all about them.
The Countryman Press, 1976. Brattleboro, Vermont: The Stephen Greene Press, 1976. 198 pp. Descriptions of 73 dances, including marches, Sicilian circle, quadrilles, square dances. contra dances, jigs, reels, hornpipes, polkas, hybrids. History, background, techniques. Music sources, who's who list, list of Country Dance Societies, drawings, index. Softcover.
Toor, Frances. A Treasure of Méxican Folkways.
New York: Crown Publishing Co., 1937, 1947.
Toor, Frances. Festivals and Folkways of Italy.
Crown Publishers.
Toor, Frances. Méxican Dances.
Riveral Museum of Art.
Torp, Lisbet. Chain and Round Dance Patterns.
Museum Tusculanum Press, 1990. 511 pp. The object of the present work is to develop a method for a structural analysis of European chain and round dance patterns with a view to establishing a categorisation of these dances according to their basic step patterns. Hardcover.
Tracie, Gordon. The Folk Music of Sweden, The.
Swedish Broadcasting Corporation, 1961.
Treasure Chest of Dances, Old and New.
Treasure Chest Publications, Inc., 1937, 2009. 48 pp. Softcover.
Trochimczyk, Maja. Polish Dance in Southern California.
Columbia University Press, 2007. 320pp. This is a historical overview of folk dance ensembles in Los Angeles and the Orange Counties. It stretches back fifty years and examines groups such as Krakusy, Podhale, Górale, and Polskie Iskry; popular Polish dances like Góralski, Zbójnicki, Krakowiak, Kujawiak, and the Polka. East European Monographs No. 695. Softcover.
Trujillo, Lawrence Alan. The Spanish Influence on the Mestizo Dance
of Yukatan, Vera Cruz, and Jalisco, México.
Dart Publications, 1974. 118 pp. No dance descriptions. History and background of Mestizo dance of three Méxican states. Glossary, bibliography, illustrations. Spiral-bound.
Turlough, Carolan, Allison Thompson and Ben Stein. The Blind Harper Dances, Modern English Country Dances set to Airs by Turlough O'Carolan.
The Squirrel Hill Press, 2003. 158 pp. Medlodies include chord symbols.
Turner, Margery J. Dance Handbook.
Prentice Hall, 1959.
Turska, Jadwiga. Polish Folk Embroidery.
Hippocrene Books, Inc. 336 pp. includes more than 200 color illustrations from 31 regions.
Umemoto, Rikuhei. Some Classic Dances of Japan.
The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, 1934. Edited by Cyril W. Beaumont. The text of the leture-demonstration given before the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, London, 1933.
Valdiosera, Ramon. Méxican Dances.
Ecitorial Fischgrund APDO2071.
Valdiosera, Ramon and Salvador Echeverria. Méxican National Costumes.
Editorial Fischgrund, 1949.
Van Cleve, Cecilia. Folk Dances for Young People.
Milton Bradley Co., 1916, 1920. 185 pp. Explanatory text, diagrams and photographic illustrations. Adapted for the use of schools, playgrounds and other organizations of children in the United States. Hardcover.
Van Der Ven-Ten Bensel, E. Dances of the Netherlands.
Chanticleer Press, 1949. Published under the auspices of The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association.
Van Zile, Judy. Japanese Bon Dance in Hawaii.
Press Pacifica, 1982. 93 pp. Softcover.
Van Zile, Judy. Perspectives on Korean Dance.
Wesleyan Publishing House, 2001. 392 pp. Study of a culture developed from the point of view of its dance culture combines the best of objective and qualitative scholarship. Softcover.
Varagnac, Andre. National Costumes.
Hyperion Press, 1939. Designed by Lepage-Medvey.
Varjasi, Rezso and Vince Horvath. Hungarian Rhapsody.
Corvina Press, 1956. The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble; organization, music, action photographs, costume plates.
Vatsyayan, Kapila. Traditions of Indian Folk Dance, Second Edition.
Clarion Books, 1996. 403 pp. Hardcover.
Veloz and Yolanda. Tango and Rumba.
Harper and Brothers, 1938.
Venable, Lucy and Fred Berk. 10 Folk Dances in Labanotation.
Witmark, 1959.
Viski, D. Dances of the Hungarians.
Simpkin Marshall, Ltd., 1937.
Viski, Karoly. Hungarian Peasant Customs.
Dr George Vajna and Co., 1932. Customs, festivals, and costumes.
Vizonsky, Nathan. Ten Jewish Folk Dances.
American-Hebrew Theatrical League, 1942. 59 pp.
Volksdansmuziekgroep KADANS. Beeraak.
Stichting Nevofoon, 1988. 148 pp. Sheet music for 288 international folk dances. Spiral-bound.
Vuillier, Gaston. A History of Dancing.
D. Appleton-Century Co., 1897.
Wakefield, Eleanor Ely. Folk Dancing in America.
J. Lowell Pratt and Co., 1966. 221 pp. Descriptions of many dances from many countries. History of folk dance in the United States. Hardcover.
Walia, Aarohi. Folk Dances of Punjab.
Unistar Books (National Book Shop), 2008. Hardcover.
Wallace, Carol McD., et al. Dance, A Very Social History.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1996. Hardcover.
Waudby, Marion and George. Square Your Sets.
American Squares (Magazine of American Folk Dancing), 1950. 48 pp. Softcover.
Waxman, Shirley T. Jewish Culture Through Folk Dance and Folklore: For Young Children (3, 4 and 5 Years of Age).
James Madison University, 1981. 37 pp.
Weber, Henri. Grandpa's Dance Album.
Belwin, Inc., 1933. 45 pp. Includes Jenny Lind Polka, Virginia Reel, O Susanna!, Lauterbach. Heel and Toe, Kosatzki, Nya Fiskar-Vals, Polish Dance, Rye Waltzes , Varsoviana and more (18 in all).
Weikart, Phyllis S. Folk Dance Manual, For Teachers and Dancers.
University of Michigan, 1978. 322 pp.
Weikart, Phyllis S. Teaching Folk Dance: Successful Steps.
High/Scope Press, 1999. 701 pp. Spiral-bound.
Weikart, Phyllis S. Teaching Movement and Dance: Intermediate Folk Dance.
High/Scope Press, 1984, 1989. 338 pp. Softcover.
Weiye, Chen, Ji Lanwei and Ma Wei. lying Dragon and Dancing Phoenix: An Introduction to Chinese Minority Folk Dances.
China Books & Periodicals, 1987. Softcover.
Welsh-Asante, Kariamu. Zimbabwe Dance: Rhythmic Forces, Ancestral Voices, an Aesthetic Analysis.
Africa World Press, 2000. 172 pp. Hardcover.
West, Colleen Nelson and Susanne J. Davis. Recreational Folk Dance.
Kendall Hunt Publishing Co., 1998, 2009. 148 pp. Covers a cross section of recreational dances and provides descriptions, styling, formations, definition of steps, and positions with costume information. Hardcover.
Whelan, Frank. The Complete Book to Irish Dance.
Belfast, Ireland: Appletree Press, 2001. 192 pp. A history of Irish dance, from its ancient origins to the present day, and detailed step instructions for 30 popular Irish dances are covered in this comprehensive guide to the dancing that has enthralled audiences worldwide. Provides information about professional and social Irish dancing, paying special attention to the importance of music, costume, embroidery, and shoes. With clear and simple instructions to the most well-known Irish dances, as well as step-by-step photos demonstrating arm and body positions for reels, jigs, and hornpipes. Softcover.
White, Betty. Ballroom Dancebook for Teachers.
David McKay Co., Inc., 1962.
White, Betty. Latin American Dance Book.
David McKay Co., Inc., 1958.
White, Betty. Teen Age Dance Book.
David McKay Co., Inc., 1952. Revised edition, 1963.
White, Betty. Teen Age Etiquette.
David McKay Co., Inc., 1956.
White, William C. Made in USSR.
Alfred A. Knopf. Book for young people.
Williams, Isobel E. Scottish Country Dancing.
Chambers, 1991. 96 pp. A Chambers Mini Guide to Scottish country dancing which gives information on the history of Scottish country dance, suitable dress and appropriate etiquette. The text includes diagrams of dances and suggests music. Dances included are reels, jigs, waltzes and dances suitable for children. Softcover.
Wilson, Chris L. Flamenco Essentials: The Complete Beginners Guide to Flamenco Dance, Music and Song..
Self-published, 2009. 156 pp.
Wingrave, Helen and Robert Harrold. Aspects of Folk Dance in Europe.
Non Basic Stock Line, 1994. 149 pp. Softcover.
Wingrave, Helen and Robert Harrold. Dances, Music and Costumes of Bulgaria.
Self-published. 1978. 24 pp. Descriptions of eight dances of Bulgaria. Background, costumes, costume plates, piano music. Folio.
Wingrave, Helen and Robert Harrold. Folk Dances and Costumes of Switzerland.
Self-published. 20 pp. Descriptions of nine easy dances of Switzerland. History, background, costumes, costume drawings, piano music.
Wingrave, Helen and Robert Harrold. Regional Dances of Europe.
Self-published. Descriptions of 18 dances from the Basque area, Finland, Spanish Galicia, Italy, Portugal, Turkey. History, background, piano music. Spiral-bound.
Wingrave, Helen and Robert Harrold. Spanish Dancing.
Self-published. 64 pp. Descriptions for positions of hands, carriage of the body, placement of legs and feet, etc., of Flamenco dancing. History, background, hand and foot position illustrations, castanet work, piano music, list of places in Spain to see Flamenco.
Witzig, Louise. Dances of Switzerland.
Max Parrish and Co., 1949, 1953. Chanticleer Press, 1949. 40 pp. Descriptions of four dances. Background, costumes, costume color plates, piano music. Published under the auspices of The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association. Small hardcover.
Wixman, Ron. The Peoples of the USSR: An Ethnographic Handbook.
M.E. Sharpe and London, Macmillan, 1984.
Wixman, Ron. The Rise and Fall of the USSR: Cultural and Regional Perspectives.
John Wiley and Sons, Inc. 400 pp.
Wolska, Helen. Dances of Poland.
Max Parrish and Co., 1952. 40 pp. Descriptions of four dances. Background, costumes, costume color plates, piano music. Published under the auspices of The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association. Small hardcover.
Wood, Melusine. Advanced Historical Dances.
Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, 1960. Background material on dances from the 15th to the 18th centuries.
Wood, Melusine. More Historical Dances.
Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, 1956.
Wright, A. P. and Webster Wright. Wright's Humours: Nine County Dances From 18th Century Printed Collections.
Self-published, 1980. 12 pp. The dances in this collection are all taken from 18th century printed collections, and as such belong to our Country Dance heritage, being part of the link between the dances published by John Playford and so-called traditional dances, collected earlier in the 20th century. They range in date between about 1730 and 1793. Pamphlet
Wright, David and Roderick Stradling. How to Dance.
Doubleday and Co., 1958.
Zahava, Ruth. Jewish Dances.
Kilography, 1950. Ten descriptions, including music, Hebrew text, illustrations.
Zerebecky, Bohdan. Folk Dances of Bukovyna.
Ukrainian Canadian Committee, Saskatchewan Provincial Council, 1989. 85 pp.
Zerebecky, Bohdan. Folk Dances of Hutsulshchyna.
Ukrainian Canadian Committee, Saskatchewan Provincial Council, 1989. 70 pp.
Zerebecky, Bohdan. Folk Dances of Zakarpattia.
Ukrainian Canadian Committee, Saskatchewan Provincial Council, 1989. 73 pp.
Žganec, Vino and Nada Sremec. Croatian Folksongs and Dances (Hrvatske narodne pjesme i plesove).
1951. 284 pp. 145 examples of folksongs with text and musical transcriptions; notes about the songs and dances of Croatia.
Zielinski, Stefan J. Dances of Poland.
W. H. Safewski Music and Publishing, Co., 1953. Description and piano for advanced dances.


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