Segments in this Video

Couple Dances Introduction (00:32)

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This segment orients viewers to the dances popular in in the ballroom during the mid-19th century.

The Bow (01:37)

Learn how to execute the bow and the curtsey.

Waltz (01:21)

This dance symbolizes the essence of the romantic era. Learn about the evolution of the waltz.

Waltz: Steps for the Man (00:57)

Follow step-by-step instructions to waltz.

Waltz: Steps for the Lady (01:16)

Follow step-by-step instructions to waltz.

Waltz: Individual Practice (Simultaneously) (01:47)

See the couple waltz in parallel circles.

Hand Hold (00:34)

Learn how to hold your partner's hand while dancing.

Couple Waltzing (01:15)

See the couple practice the waltz; emphasis is on the first and third steps.

Waltz: With Music (Slow) (01:34)

See the couple slowly waltz to music.

Waltz: With Music (Medium) (00:38)

See the couple waltz to music.

Waltz: With Music (Fast) (00:50)

See the couple waltz to music in regular time.

Gallop (00:18)

The gallop in 2/4 time was the easiest ballroom dance in the first half of the 19th century.

Gallop: Steps for the Man (00:57)

Follow step-by-step instructions to gallop.

Gallop: Steps for the Lady (00:50)

Follow step-by-step instructions to gallop.

Gallop for the Couple (00:30)

See the couple practice the gallop.

Gallop with Music (00:39)

See the couple gallop to music.

Polka (00:25)

The polka was the new rage in the mid-19th century. The music is in 2/4 time and came from a peasant dance tradition.

Polka: Steps for the Man (00:37)

Follow step-by-step instructions to polka; learn how to turn.

Polka: Steps for the Lady (00:30)

Follow step-by-step instructions to polka; learn how to turn.

Polka: Side-by-Side and Individual (00:46)

See the couple dance the polka side-by-side and individually.

Polka: Couple (00:35)

See the couple practice the polka.

Polka: With Music (Slow) (01:01)

See the couple slowly dance the polka to music.

Schottische (00:25)

The Schottische, resembling the polka, has similar peasant origins; it is in 4/4 time.

Schottische: Steps for the Man (00:45)

Follow step-by-step instructions to schottische; learn turning.

Schottische: Steps for the Lady (00:36)

Follow step-by-step instructions to schottische; learn turning.

Schottische: Individual Practice (Simultaneously) (00:18)

See the couple dance the schottische in parallel circles.

Schottische as a Couple (00:36)

See the couple practice the schottische.

Schottische: With Music (Slow) (01:03)

See the couple slowly dance the schottische to music.

Schottische: With Music (Fast) (00:29)

See the couple dance the schottische to music.

Polka Mazurka (00:41)

The polka mazurka is the most challenging 19th century couples dance; performed in 3/4 time.

Polka Mazurka: Steps for the Man (00:57)

Follow step-by-step instructions to mazurka; learn turning.

Polka Mazurka: Steps for the Lady (00:43)

Follow step-by-step instructions to mazurka; learn turning.

Polka Mazurka: Individual Practice (Simultaneously) (00:41)

See the couple dance the mazurka side-by-side and practice turning.

Polka Mazurka as a Couple (00:25)

See the couple practice the mazurka.

Polka Mazurka: With Music (Slowly) (00:33)

See the couple slowly dance the mazurka to music.

Polka Mazurka: With Music (Fast) (01:05)

See the couple dance the mazurka to music.

Ballroom Dancing (04:38)

See the couples, in costume, dance the waltz, gallop, polka, schottische, and polka mazurka.

Credits: The Romance of Mid-19th Century Couple Dances: How to Dance Through Time, Volume 1 (00:39)

Credits: The Romance of Mid-19th Century Couple Dances: How to Dance Through Time, Volume 1

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The Romance of Mid-19th Century Couple Dances: How to Dance Through Time, Volume 1


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How to Dance Through Time, Volume I gives clear and repeated instructions to teach viewers the Waltz, Gallop, Polka, Schottische, and Polka Mazurka; five dances that were essential for anyone attending a mid-19th century ball. For the first time, dance partners held each other in a face-to-face embrace as they turned and swirled around the ballroom.

Length: 35 minutes

Item#: BVL60390

Copyright date: ©1998

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