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In this work it is not necessary to worry the reader with speculations as to the origin of dancing. There are other authorities easily accessible who have written upon this theme. Dancing is probably one of the oldest arts. As soon as man was man he without doubt began to gesticulate with face, body, and limbs. How long it took to develop bodily gesticulation into an art no one can guess—perhaps a millennium.

Contents:

CHAPTER I Egyptian, Assyrian, Hebrew and Phoenician Dancing.
CHAPTER II Dancing with the Greeks.
CHAPTER III Etruscan-South Italian, Roman Dancing, etc.
CHAPTER IV The "Early English" and "Mediaeval" dance to the fourteenth century.
CHAPTER V Society dancing from the fifteenth century.
CHAPTER VI The Modern Theatre Dance.

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