Monday, December 10, 2012

Dance Card circa 1890's

Fannie Moran

This dance card was found among the papers of Fannie Moran Ezzell.   I seriously doubt her dance card was empty for the evening even though this one has not been filled.

On this particular occasion there were four Waltz's, fourteen Quadrille's, two Polka's and two Schottische's.    The Quadrille is a dance performed by four couples and is the precursor to Square Dancing.  The Schottische is a Bohemian partnered dance that was popular during the Victorian Era.  I would assume most everyone knows what the Waltz and Polka are!

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