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Sub Section: Dance
"Dancing, in one form or another, has been a part of social recreation . The graceful and continuously flowing movements of a ball allowed the proper occasion and a most favorable opportunity for ladies of dignity and elegance to be seen and admired. The Victorian Ballroom demanded meticulous attention to numerous rules and regulations; protocol and etiquette; behavior and social interaction. Men and women of the 19th century were obsessed with proper etiquette, manners and formality. " Victorian Lace.
 
 
Article Name: Dancing
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11/22/2010

 
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Article Name: Fashionable Dancing
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11/22/2010

 
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Web Link: Balls and Dances
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11/22/2010

 
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Bartleby.com

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Web Link: Cotillion Dance
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11/22/2010

 
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Street Swing Dance History Archives

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Web Link: The Quadrille
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11/22/2010

 
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Street Swing Dance History Archives

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The Most Generally Known Figures of Quadrille
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11/22/2010

 
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Hosted by Geocities

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Web Link: The Polka
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11/22/2010

 
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Street Swing Dance History Archives

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Web Link: The Waltz
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11/22/2010

 
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Street Swing Dance History Archives

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Web Link: The Minuet
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11/22/2010

 
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Street Swing Dance History Archives

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Web Link: Dance Favors: New Cotillion Favors For the Season, Harper's Bazaar 1899
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11/22/2010

 
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Victoriana.com

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Web Link: Dance Card Museum
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11/22/2010

 
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The Drawing Room

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Web Link: Ballroom Dancing
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11/22/2010

 
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Victorian Bazaar

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Web Link: Manners, Culture and Dress of the Best American Society: Dancing
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11/22/2010

 
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J. R. Burroughs and Company

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Sub Section: Leaders and Entertainers of the Balls and Dances of New York World of Society
Among the women of the society world, there were a few like Mrs. Astor, Mrs. Vanderbilt and Mrs. Bradley Martin that were socially ambitious that would compete  in lavish entertaining, grand balls, private receptions, weddings and dinners, showing off  their latest fashions from Paris and display of wealth. Most of all lets not forget Mr. Ward McAllister, Leader of Society.  "It was not until Mr. McAllister arbitrarily condensed the swell society set of New York into "the 400" that he achieved what might be called a national reputation.
 
 
Article Name: Society Leader Ward McAllister: Biographical Sketch
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11/22/2010

 
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Article Name: Ward M'Allister Gives Out The Official List: The Only 400
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11/22/2010

 
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Web Link: Caroline Webster Schermerhorn Astor  Socialite
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11/22/2010

 
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Wikipedia.com

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Web Link: Alva Ertskin Smith Vanderbilt Belmont
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11/22/2010

 
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xroads.virginia.edu

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Article Name: The Bradley Martins: Their Start and Career in New York Society
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11/22/2010

 
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Sub Section: Balls and Dances of the Society World
The scenes of the great ballrooms were of incomparable splendor. Costly, rare perfumes,  lavish costumes from France, blinding jewels that dazzled even the most distinguished guests--all this splendid gaiety was a companion to the Versailles-themed costume ball in New York.
 
 
Article Name: Creating the Patriarchs, 1872
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11/22/2010

 
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Article Name: The Patriarchs' Ball: February 9, 1880
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11/22/2010

 
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Article Name: The Gay Season Opened by the Patriarchs At Delmonico's: Dec 20, 1880
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11/22/2010

 
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Article Name: The Merry Patriarchs: Opening the Season by a Ball at Delmonico's: 12-13-1881
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11/22/2010

 
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Article Name: A Largely Attended Ball : 1-31-1881
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11/22/2010

 
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Article Name: Dancing At Delmonico's Family Circle Dancing Class: 12-27-1881
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11/22/2010

 
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Article Name: Second Ball of The Patriarchs: 1-18-1881
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11/22/2010

 
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Article Name: The Family Circle Dancing Class At Delmonico's : 3-1-1881
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11/22/2010

 
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Article Name: First Ball of the Season by the Family Circle Dancing Club: 1-4-1881
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11/22/2010

 
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Article Name: The First Ball of the Family Circle Dancing Class: Delmonico's 12-4-1882
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11/22/2010

 
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Article Name: The First Ball For the Season of the Patriarchs: Dancing At Delmonico's 12-18-1882
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11/22/2010

 
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Article Name: The Patriarch's Ball: A Fine Display of Costumes: 1-10-1882
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11/22/2010

 
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Article Name: The Second Family Circle Ball of the Season: Delmonico's: 1-23-1882
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11/22/2010

 
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Article Name: Another Brilliant Ball Given by the Patriarchs 2-6-1882
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11/22/2010

 
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Article Name: The First Assembly of the Season: Dancing At Delmonico's 12-14-1883
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11/22/2010

 
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Article Name: Guests of the Patriarchs: The First of Their Balls This Season 12-17-1883
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11/22/2010

 
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Article Name: The Ball of the Patriarchs: Second Gathering of the Season at Delmonico's 1-15-1883
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11/22/2010

 
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Article Name: The First Ball At The Metropolitan Opera-House 1-3-1884
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11/22/2010

 
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Article Name: The Patriarchs' Ball: A Brilliant Scene at Delmonico's 1-17-1888
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11/22/2010

 
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Article Name: The Patriarchs' Dance: The Last of the Season's Series A Success 2-17-1890
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11/22/2010

 
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Article Name: First of the Assembly Balls 1-7-1892
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11/22/2010

 
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Article Name: Second Ball of the Patriarchs at Delmonico's: 1-13-1892
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11/22/2010

 
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Article Name: The First Assembly Ball of the Season 1-5-1893
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11/22/2010

 
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Article Name: Balls and Dinner Dances 1-22-1893
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11/22/2010

 
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Article Name: The Bradley Martin Ball 2-10-1897
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11/22/2010

 
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Article Name: Mrs. Bradley Martin's Costume 2-10-1897
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11/22/2010

 
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Article Name: Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt's Great Fancy Dress Ball 3-26-1883
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11/22/2010

 
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Article Name: A Great Society Event: The Ball Given by Mrs. W. Astor: 1-21- 1884
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11/22/2010

 
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Article Name: Mrs. Astor Entertains Her Hosts of Friends Feb.1, 1892
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11/22/2010

 
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Article Name: Mrs. Astor's Annual Ball: Three Hundred Guests Attended 1-29-1900
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11/22/2010

 
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