Bal-Musette

Bal-Musette

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Bal-musette is a style of French music and dance that first became popular in Paris in the 1880s.An original musette dance also appeared, known as java. Admission to most bals was free, but dancers bought dance tokens at the cash-desk. These tokens were made of metal in various shapes with the name of the hall stamped on one side. In the middle of the dance, the bal director walked between the couples with a bag and the dancers turned-in a token. By 1945, the bal-musette became the most popular style of dance in France and its biggest stars were widely known across the country. Its popularity declined drastically beginning around 1960. A revival of bals has begun, especially in larger cities, and a modern form of the musette is establishing itself.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Tract
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136270757
  • 9786136270753