- Wagner, Ann Louise. Wagner, Ann.
- "The Significance of Dance in Sixteenth Century Courtesy
Literature." dissertation (University of Minnesota), UMI, 1983. v, 229
p. : ill
- "Dance As Virtue: An Analysis From the Sixteenth Century Courtesy
Literature." In Proceedings of the Sixth annual conference of the
Society of Dance History Scholars, 37-47. Milwaukee, WI: Dance History
- "Dance As Vice: A Continuing Analysis From the Sixteenth Century
English Courtesy Literature." In Proceedings of the Seventh annual
conference of the Society of Dance History Scholars, ed. Christena L.
Schlundt, 110-118. Towson, MD: Dance History Scholars, 1984.
- Waks, Mark (SCA pseud. Justin du Coeur).
- "The Tourdion: An Introduction." The Letter of Dance, no. 1 (1989).
Justin du Coeur: An introduction to the Tourdion and Galliard for The
Compleat Beginner. Has a bit of discussion of Galliards in SCA practice,
but should serve as a general basic introduction. Describes only the basic
cinq pas (five-step) galliard.
- "The Galliard, Part 2: Some Variations." The Letter of Dance,
no. 2 (1989).
Justin du Coeur: Presents some slightly more complex variants of the
Galliard, for the dancer who has the cinq pas down pat. Four variations
are presented, mostly from Arbeau's
Orchesography. (Some inaccuracies are
present in the discussion of the grappo.)
- "The Galliard, Part III: Some Advanced Galliards." The Letter
of Dance, no. 3 (1989).
Justin du Coeur: The conclusion of the discussion of elementary Galliards,
this section gets into some reasonably complex variations from Arbeau,
such as the basic eleven step. Note that this article does not discuss
the truly complex variations found in contemporary Italian sources, but
restricts itself to variants that the average dancer could pick up with
- "Notes From a Dance Practice." The Letter of Dance, no. 5 (1990).
Justin du Coeur: A discussion of how to run a Dance Practice. While
focused upon issues relevant to the SCA dancemaster, much of what is discussed
is relevant to folk dance as well.
- "Rudiments of Ballo Dimenio of the Late 20th Century." The Letter
of Dance, no. 5 (1990).
Justin du Coeur: A bit of humor: a reconstruction that an archaeologist
of the future might come up with, if he stumbled upon a cache of "Club
- "Ballo Del Fiore in Due; "Dance of the Flower, For
Two"." The Letter of Dance, no. 6 (1990).
Justin du Coeur: An in-depth reconstruction of a dance from
Il Ballarino(1581). Includes
translation of the original, and a simple arrangement of the music.
Based on a reconstruction by Dr. Ingrid Brainard.
- "Music/Book Review: "English Country Dances" By the
Boxwood Consort." The Letter of Dance, no. 12 (1992): 4-5.
Justin du Coeur: A review of a cassette and accompanying
reconstruction booklet, of various English Country dances ranging
from Playford to today.
- Walls, Peter. "Common Sixteenth Century Dance Forms." Early
Music 2 (1974): 164.
- Ward, John M.
- "The Manner of Dauncynge." Early Music 4 (1976): 127.
- "The English Measure." Early Music 14 (1986): 15.
Ian Engle: What is this "measure" anyhow?
- "Newly Devis'd Measures For Jacobean Masques." Acta
Musicologica 60 (1988): 111.
Ian Engle: Has some pages facsim'ed from the Stockholm ballet ms (early
1600's). Very useful for masque work.
- Webb, Barbara (SCA pseud. Caitlin de Courcy).
- "Dance Games." The Letter of Dance, no. 13 (1992): 10-12.
Justin du Coeur: Some ideas for how to lighten up the dance floor a
little; includes several SCA inventions and variations.
- "More on Hyde Park." The Letter of Dance, no. 13 (1992): 14-16.
Justin du Coeur: Comments on Dani Zweig's
reconstruction in issue 4, and presents an
alternate reconstruction of this Playford dance.
- Westlake, Nat Hubert John. The Dance; Historic
Illustrations of Dancing From 3300 B.C. To 1911 A.D. By an Antiquary.
London: J. Bale, Sons & Danielsson, ltd., 1911. viii, 68 p. illus.
(incl. ports.) 25 cm
- White, Eileen and Kathy Mitchell. The Maner of Dauncynge. Leeds: Arbeau
36 p. : ill., facsims., music ; 21 cm
- Wilson, D. R.
- The Steps Used in Court Dancing in Fifteenth-Century Italy . D. R. Wilson ,.
Del (D.Elson): This is an exceedingly useful book for people studying
15th C dance. It lists, in sections ordered alphabetically, all of the
steps contained in the 15th C Italian dances. For each step it gives a
detailed reconstruction; including evidence extracted from the manuscripts,
examples of use, and comparisons as to how the steps were referred to by
the different authors (Domenico,
- "Theory and Practice in 15th Century French Basse Dance."
Historical Dance 2, no. 3 (1983): 1-2.
Andrew Draskoy: Examines the structure of the dances in
MS 9085 Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique
in Brussels. The dances are compared to the theory that supposedly governs their
structure according to the introductory treatise. Various statistics are given,
and the discrepancies of the treatise revealed.
- "The Development of French Basse Dance." Historical Dance 2, no.
4 (1984-1985): 4.
Andrew Draskoy: Wilson analyzes the structure of 318 basse dancs in
nine 15th and 16th century sources. He shows the relationships between
them, speculating on innovation and regional variation. The patterns underlying
the dances are revealed, and used to demonstrate the gradual evolution
of the dance form.
- "A Coranto With a Diagram: A Note on the Text." Historical Dance
2, no. 4 (1984-1985): 4.
Andrew Draskoy: A followup to P. Frank's article,
with a better transcription of "the first corant" and more notes on the
terminology, one of which (on the "chace") may have relevance to other
- "Dancing in the Inns of Court." Historical Dance 2, no. 5 (1987):
Andrew Draskoy: Transcriptions of the
Inns of Court manuscripts. More
accurate than Cunningham, but doesn't
include the coranto with a diagram, the country dances, or as much background
information. Also see entry of original for more comments.
- Domenico of Piacenza (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS Ital. 972).
Cambridge: The Early Dance Circle, 1988.
- "`Só ben mi chi ha buon tempo' by Cesare Negri."
Historical Dance, Vol. 3 No. 5, 1998. pp. 13-16.
- "`Il bianco fiore' by Cesare Negri.."
Historical Dance Vol. 2 No. 5 1986/7. Pp. 33-35.
- Wood, Melusine.
- "Some Notes on the English Country Dance Before Playford."
Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society 3, no. 2 (December 1937).
- Some Historical Dances, Twelfth to Nineteenth Century; Their Manner of
Performance and Their Place in the Social Life of the Time. London: Imperial
Society of Teachers of Dancing, 1952.
184 p. plates. 26 cm
- More Historical Dances, Comprising the Technical Part of the Elementary
Syllabus and the Intermediate Syllabus, the Latter Section Including Such
Dances As Appertain But Not Previously Described. London: Imperial Society
of Teachers of Dancing, 1956.
159 p. illus. 26 cm 3
- Advanced Historical Dances. London: Imperial Society of Teachers of
Dancing, Publisher to the Society: C. W. Beaumont, 1960.
189 p. plate, diagrs. 26 cm
- Historical Dances (Twelfth to Nineteenth Century) : Their Manner of
Performance and Their Place in the Social Life of the Time. London: Dance
184 p., 8 p. of plates : music ; 22 cm
- Woodruff, Dianne L. "The Balet Comique in the Petit Bourbon: A
Practical View." In Proceedings of the ninth annual conference of
the Society of Dance History Scholars, 91-129. Riverside: Dance History
Lizbeth Langston: Examines the performance space and other similar
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