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There are 28 books in this catalogue.
Andrews, Shirley:  Take Your Partners: Traditional Dancing in Australia
Book Number: 4756
Melbourne: Hyland House, 1979 Third Editon Revised and Enlarged Illustrated boards. Very Good, 208 pp, bibliography, glossary, index of dances.
Keywords: origins, social dances, quadrilles, reports, collecting and reviving colonial dances, folk dance style, closed-couple, sequence dances, music,
Price: $12.00


Raye, Zelia:  American Tap Dancing.
Book Number: 20010
Dancing Times, Hull, UK. 1938 black cloth, 8vo, d/w with shelf wear tears and chips, foxing and rubbed, end pages foxed, copy is clean and unmarked, rough cut page ends, b&w frontis of Raye, signed on fep. ., with inscription by author 'I hope you will find this book helpful. All the best Zelia Raye sydney 1945.' Illustrated chapter titles, Illus. throughout with diags, tables, explantations, and line drawings. Exam Syllubus. 50pp.
Keywords: Foreword, Appreciation, Introduction, Correct Footwear, Tap, Technique, The Importance of Time and Rhythm, Pattern and Direction, Elementary Tap Exercises, Time Steps and Breaks, Tap Routines
Price: $35.00


Coton, A. V. [Jooss, Kurt]:  The New ballet. Kurt Jooss and his work.
Book Number: 21000
london. Dobson, 1946 4to. hardcover. 156pp. index. colour & b/w plates, b/w drawings. good, some wear to cover edges. / good, chipped d/w.
Keywords: ballet dance Kurt Jooss rudolf laban drawings sketches
Price: $15.00


Dean, Beth:  The Many Worlds Of Dance
Book Number: 21801
Sydney, Murray, n.d. circa 1969. Inscribed by author on half-title. Small 4to. hardcover. 175pp. index. b/w illus. very good. / very good d/w.'
Keywords: dance ballet ethnic folk modern australia aboriginal
Price: $15.00


Venkatachalam, G.:  Dance in India
Book Number: 22080
Napanda Publications Bombay n.d. c.1950 tan cloth, blue spine, hardcover. 132pp. b/w plates, colour frontis. very good, boards a little bent, spine faded. / no d/w.
Keywords: dance dancing dancers indian asian eastern
Price: $25.00


Kuklin, Susan:  Reaching for Dreams. A Ballet from Rehearsal to Opening Night
Book Number: 24126
New York, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1987 4to. hardcover. 128pp. b/w illus. very good, owner's inscription on fep. / very good d/w.
Keywords: Ballet Rehearsal to Opening Night dance dancing
Price: $12.00


Dean, B:  Folkloric in Australia
Book Number: 24343
Pacific Pubns, Sydney April 1978 Oblong 4to. Hardcover 86pp. colour illus. very good. / very good d/w.
Keywords: Folkloric in Australian Dean dance dancing
Price: $12.00


Percival, John:  Nureyev
Book Number: 29859
Popular Library, 1977. 8vo softcover pp index, b/w illus.good, pages browned.' '
Keywords: Nureyev ballet dance dancing biography
Price: $6.00


Balanchine, George:  Festival of Ballet
Book Number: 31515
Ausralia Hutchinson 1978 8vo hardcover 838pp index, b/w illus. very good, fep & half-title pages clipped top corner. / very good d/w.
Keywords: Festival of Ballet Balanchine George
Price: $18.00


Sexton, Christopher:  Peggy van Praagh, a life of dance
Book Number: 31969
South Melbourne Macmillan Co. of Australia 1985 8vo hardcover 226pp index, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w.
Keywords: Van Praagh Peggy Peggy van Praagh a life of dance Sexton Christopher
Price: $10.00


Clarke, Mary:  The Encyclopedia of dance & ballet
Book Number: 32114
London Peerage 1977 4to hardcover 376pp index, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w.
Keywords: The Encyclopedia of dance ballet Clarke Mary
Price: $18.00


W.S. Porter, Marjory Heffer and Arthur Heffer:  The Apted Book of Country Dances - Twenty-four Country Dances from the last years of the eighteenth century with tunes and instructions
Book Number: 34862
Cambridge, W. Heffer and sons, 1946 third edition Orange stamped cloth. Oblong book. long 12mo. 37pp. Collected from Mrs W. J. Apted, whose book held a collection of dances as they were performed "at Court, Bath and all Publick Assemblys". The dances are dated from 1774 to 1779. The editors have selected those worth preserving. All dances have been tested by experienced dancers. Dances inclue Longways, Triple Minor progressives, and duple-minor sets. All dances appeard during the lifetime of Jane Austen.
Keywords: Longways dance, Jane Austen
Price: $12.00


Jean C. Milligan Illustrated by Irene B. Stewart:  101 Scottish Country Dances - Including 23 Hitherto Unpublished
Book Number: 35470
Paterson's Publications 1957 reprint 12mo. Blue vinyl covers. Gilt title to spine and front board, with picture of couples dancing. 159pp. Covers rubbed otherwise good. PO Name in pen on ffl. Contents include The Steps, Progression, Formations, General Hints, Programme List, Dances Specially suitable for children, Reels, Jigs, Strathspeys, Medleys, Quadrilles, Waltz, A-Z index.
Keywords: The Steps, Progression, Formations, General Hints, Programme List, Dances Specially suitable for children, Reels, Jigs, Strathspeys, Medleys, Quadrilles, Waltz
Price: $15.00


Gowing, Gene:  The Square Dancers' Guide
Book Number: 35996
New York: Crown Publishers n.d. circa 1960s 4to. hardcover. 159pp. b/w illus. very good,outer page edges browned, library pocket inside front cover, / good+ rubbed d/w.
Keywords: barn Square Dancers dancing instruction Guide
Price: $12.00


Braunsweg, Julian:  Ballet scandals
Book Number: 36450
London Allen and Unwin 1977 8vo softcover 295pp, b/w illus. very good.
Keywords: Performing Arts Dance Classical Ballet scandals Braunsweg Julian
Price: $8.00


Karsavina, Tamara:  Theatre Street: The Reminiscences of Tamara Karsavina
Book Number: 36553
London Princeton Book Co Pub 1984 8vo hardcover 362pp index, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w.
Keywords: Performing Arts Dance Ballet Theatre Street The Reminiscences of Tamara Karsavina Karsavina Tamara
Price: $45.00


Fonteyn, Margot:  Margot Fonteyn: Autobiography
Book Number: 42199
W.H. Allen 1975 8vo hardcover 284pp index, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w.
Keywords: dancing dancers ballet dance Margot Fonteyn Autobiography Fonteyn Margot
Price: $15.00


Buonaventura, Wendy:  Serpent of the Nile - Women and Dance in the Arab World.
Book Number: 45767
Saqi Books November 16, 1989 4to Red cloth hardcover in d/w with light shelf wear along top edge, otherwise fine copy. Po name on half title. 208pp. A study of the history of the Middle Eastern solo woman's dance. Lavishly illustrated. "Serpent of the Nile" traces the origins of this ancient art, which survived in the face of commercialism, religious disapproval and changing times. Wendy Buonaventura demonstrates how Arabic dance came to be influenced by Western ideas about art and entertainment. But the influence was two-way. In the heyday of Orientalism, Arabic dance captured the imagination of writers and artists such as Flaubert, David Roberts and Jean-Leon Gerome, and imitators Colette and Mata Hari. Often based on common fantasies about Middle-Eastern women, this obsession produced evocative images and inspired fashion, theatre and popular entertainment. Scarce first edition hardcover.
Keywords: Serpent of the Nile Buonaventura Wendy, Arab Dance, Oriental Dance, Belly Dance, Belly Dancing, Costumes, Flaubert, David Roberts and Jean-Leon Gerome, and imitators Colette and Mata Hari.
Price: $125.00


Gilltrap, Angela:  Strictly Dancing
Book Number: 51060
ABC Books 2004 Large 8vo. softcover. 192pp. b/w illus. Very good+.
Keywords: dance dancing
Price: $22.00


Healy, Robyn and Michael Lloyd.:  From Studio to Stage: Costumes and Designs from the Russian Ballet
Book Number: 51660
National Gallery of Australia January 1991 4to softcover 64pp very good. Illustrated in colour throughout.
Keywords: From Studio to Stage Costumes and Designs from the Russian Ballet Healy Robyn
Price: $18.00


Wositzky, Jan and Newton, Dobe:  The Bushwackers Band Dance Book
Book Number: 53148
Greenhouse Publications, Collingwood, 1980 4to. hardcover. 94pp. b/w illus. Very good. / Very good d/w.
Keywords: dance dancing steps bush line
Price: $22.00


Svetloff, V.:  Anna Pavlova
Book Number: 55360
Dover, 1974 4to. softcover. 194pp. colour & b/w illus. Very good, light foxing, owner's inscription on fep.
Keywords: Anna Pavlova russian ballet
Price: $15.00


Dolphina:  Bellydance - Get fit and feel fabulous with the unique workout for the mind and body
Book Number: 58040
DK/ Godess Life sq. 8vo. Softcover. Very good. Illustrated throughout. Includes a history of bellydance, stretching routine, Basic moves, dance routines, bellydance lifestyle.
Keywords:
Price: $18.00


uonaventura, Wendy:  Belly Dancing: The Serpent and the Sphinx B
Book Number: 58398
Virago Press Limited, London, 1983. Large 8vo. softcover. 167pp. b/w illus. Very good.
Keywords: belly dance dancing eastern
Price: $22.00


Howlett, Jasper:  Talking of Ballet
Book Number: 58759
Philip Allan & Co. 8vo. Hardcover in d/w. d/w has hole punch to front where price was, and is shelf worn on the edges. PO Jean Garling.
Keywords:
Price: $12.00


Howse, Justin; Hancock, Shirley:  Dance Technique and Injury Prevention
Book Number: 59959
A & C Black, London 1988. Small 4to. laminated boards, hardcover. 196pp. index, b/w illus. Very good.
Keywords: dancing preventing injury injuries
Price: $15.00


Lee, Laura and Illustrated by Meredith Hamilton:  A Child's Introduction to Ballet + CD The Stories, Music and Magic of Classical Dance
Book Number: 60081
ABC Books 2007 4to. Hardcover in d/w. 96pp. Near fine. Includes CD. Illustrated throughout with drawings and photographs. Includes La Fille Mal Gardee, La Sylphide, Giselle, Coppelia, Don Quixote, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Dying Swan, Firebird, Petrouchka, The Rite of Spring, Peter and the Wolf, Romeo and Juliet, Rodeo, Fancy Free, Circus Polka, Cinderella, Daphnis and Chloe, The Little Humpbacked Horse, A Midsummer Night's Dream,
Keywords:
Price: $22.00


Castro, Alicia with Kummels, Ingrid & Schafer, Manfred:  Queens of Havana : The Amazing Adventures of the Legendary Anacaona, Cuba's First All-girl Dance Band
Book Number: 61944
Grove Press, New York 2007. Large 8vo. hardcover. 391pp. b/w ilus. Fine. / Near Fine d/w.
Keywords: cuba dance band
Price: $18.00