The Art of Dancing Explained by Reading and Figures; Whereby the Manner of Performing the Steps Is Made Easy by a New and Familiar Method

The Art of Dancing Explained by Reading and Figures; Whereby the Manner of Performing the Steps Is Made Easy by a New and Familiar Method

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1735 edition. Excerpt: ...which is according as the foregoing Step ended to the right or left Sides, or upper or lower Ends of the Room; for the better understanding whereof I (hall give an Example of it to the left Hand, facing up the Room as follows, viz. the Weight of the Body being upon the right Foot, the left in the fourth Position sideways, as in the foregoing Chajsee or Driving Step of four Steps, to the fame Side of the Room, the Knees bent (v), (c)V. it begins by transferring the Weight to the left Foot, as in that, only in the.rising, instead of the right Foot's being brought behind the left in the third Position as in that upon the Ground, it is here made off from thence, in a fort of Springing or Bounding sideways, in which the right and commencing Foot, in a Manner, drives the left and second Step of the Coupee before it; for the Spring or Bound no sooner is given and the right Foot brought into the first Position even, or the third Position behind the left (w), than the left being at Liberty is driven the Length of a Step sideways (x) and then set down in the fourth (v; See the first Figure in Plate X. (w) See the second Figure in Plate I. or first Figure in Plate IV. (x) Sec in some Measure the first Figure in Plate VI. PosiPosition, the Knees being bent, as in the Posture of Defence, This second Step concludes the first of the two Movements or pees (y), the Bound or Beginning of which is made upon the first of the four Notes, in that they are both counted as no more than one Step, as has been already shewn, not only in the Boureeand Bound but also in the Cbajsee of four Steps; the second os the four Notes is reckoned in the Rest or Pause the Weight makes upon the Sink that prepares for the second Movement, viz. the third and fourth Steps, perform'd in.show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236500377
  • 9781236500373