75 videos of historical dance techniques from the Library of Congress
A compendium of historical dance manuals from the Library of Congress.
Dancing and its relations to education and social life, with a new method of instruction:
How to dance. A complete ball-room and party guide. Containing all the latest figures, together with old-fashioned and contra dances now in general use. Also, a guide to ballroom etiquette, toilets, and general useful information for dancers. (1878)
Quoting extensively from L.H. Elmwell's 1892 dance manual, this treatise is aimed at prompters of quadrilles. The Manual includes a brief explanation of quadrille figures and etiquette (with emphasis on etiquette while performing quadrilles). Quadrille figures are included with appropriate calls for the prompter.