Proper Round Dancing Styling and Etiquette (in 1879)

by John Brant

In 1879 C.T. De Witt published a book titled: Cartier and Baron's practical illustrated waltz instructor, ball room guide, and call book. Giving ample directions for dancing every kind of square and round dances, together with cotillons--including the newest and most popular figures of "the german."

This is what the book said about styling.

This is what the book said about etiquette:

Modern Round Dancing is certainly more complex in structure today. There are over 700 moves on the list of moves. However, the rules of engagement, etiquette wise, were certainly more complicated than today in the nineteenth century.

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