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May I Have the Pleasure?

May I Have the Pleasure? $22.99

Belinda Quirey

Published by DanceBooks

The long awaited reprint of Belinda Quirey's famous history of the development of social dancing, from its origins in the ancient ring dances of antiquity to the teenager's beat dancing of today

From the invention of the couple dance by the Troubadors of Provence, through the domination of the Italian, the English, and the French courts to the French Revolution, and then to the most shocking dance ever known to Western man, the Waltz

Eighty years later, and the syncopated beat of ragtime leads to the age of the Foxtrot and the Quickstep - until Bill Haley starts to play and Elvis moves his pelvis...This is not a look at how to dance, but what people danced, and why

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