Dancing Without an Instructor
DAVID McKAY, PUBLISHER
610 South Washington Square4
Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1904
By Street & Smith
In the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, D. C.
Dancing Without an Instructor5
DANCING WITHOUTAN INSTRUCTOR.
Time was when to be a dancer meant a thorough acquaintancewith Mazourkas, Galops, Reels, Minuets,Polkas and other dances too numerous to mention; butnowadays one can get along very well with even a slightknowledge of but three: the Waltz, the Two-Step andthe Lancers.
It is a pity that such should be the case; but the factremains the same; and the beginner must not be dismayedby glancing through these pages, for but few of thedances here described ever appear on a ball program.
Special attention must, then, be given to these threedances, and no great difficulty should be found in learningthe steps.
Dancing properly so-called, is the active exertion of the10body in sprightly, graceful movement, accompanied withexhilaration of the mind, and when indulged in by theyoung is a most beneficial and healthful recreation.
It is no argument against dancing in itself, that it isso often connected with many