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Art of Stage Dancing

Ned Wayburn (1874-1942)

1. Greetings and An Apology
2. Chapter 1: A Bit of Ancient History
3. Chapter 2: Modern Stage Dancing
4. Chapter 3: Ned Wayburn—An Inspiration
5. Chapter 4: The Ned Wayburn Method of Training
6. Chapter 5: Ned Wayburn Stage Dances
7. Chapter 6: Ned Wayburn's Foundation Technique
8. Chapter 7: Mr. Wayburn Addresses the Beginners' Class in Foundation Technique
9. Chapter 8: Ned Wayburn's Musical Comedy Dancing
10. Chapter 9: Mr. Wayburn Addresses a Class in Musical Comedy Dancing
11. Chapter 10: Ned Wayburn's Tap and Step Dancing (Clogging)
12. Chapter 11: Mr. Wayburn Addresses a Class in Tap and Step Dancing
13. Chapter 12: Ned Wayburn's Acrobatic Dancing
14. Chapter 13: Mr. Wayburn Addresses a Class in Acrobatic Dancing
15. Chapter 14: Ned Wayburn's Modern Americanized Ballet Technique
16. Chapter 15: Terms Used in Ned Wayburn's Modern Americanized Ballet Technique
17. Chapter 16: Mr. Wayburn Addresses the Beginners' Class in Ballet Technique
18. Chapter 17: Ned Wayburn's Toe Dancing
19. Chapter 18: Ned Wayburn's Specialty Dancing
20. Chapter 19: Ned Wayburn's Exhibition Dancing
21. Chapter 20: Ned Wayburn's Professional Stage Makeup
22. Chapter 21: Stage Costumes
23. Chapter 22: Dancing Tempos
24. Chapter 23: Diet and Dancing
25. Chapter 24: Dancing and Good Health
26. Chapter 25: Showmanship
27. Chapter 26: "Who's Who" in the Show
28. Chapter 27: Professional Coaching and Producing for Amateur Entertainments
29. Chapter 28: Private Instruction
30. Chapter 29: Experience
31. Chapter 30: Inspiration
32. Chapter 31: Atmosphere
33. Chapter 32: Dancing Children
34. Chapter 33: Dancing Hands
35. Chapter 34: Dancing Feet
36. Chapter 35: Dancing Shoes
37. Chapter 36: The Quest of Beauty
38. Chapter 37: Who's Afraid! (Stage Fright)
39. Chapter 38: The Dance and the Drama
40. Chapter 39: Personality in the Dance
41. Chapter 40: Dancing and Ease of Manner
42. Chapter 41: Dancing and Civilization
43. Chapter 42: Dancing and Cheerfulness
44. Chapter 43: Dancing and Country Life
45. Chapter 44: Dancing as a Social Accomplishment
46. Chapter 45: Universal Appreciation of the Dance
47. Chapter 46: The Melting Pot of the Dance
48. Chapter 47: Your Opportunities
49. Chapter 48: Stage-craft
50. Chapter 49: Making a Name
51. Chapter 50: Forms of Stage Contracts
52. Chapter 50: Forms of Stage Contracts Part 2
53. Chapter 50: Forms of Stage Contracts Part 3
54. Chapter 50: Forms of Stage Contracts Part 4
55. Daily schedule for adult girls

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    Summary

    Ned Wayburn, a popular and outstanding choreographer of the early 1900's, writes about the different styles and requirements of dancing and his way of teaching it.