This early work is a comprehensive study of the history of dance thoroughly recommended for the bookshelf of the dance enthusiast. Extensively illustrated with text and full page photographs. Its 160 pages are divided into five thorough sections: Basic Dance, Dance for the Sake of the Dancer, Dance as a Spectacle, Dance as a Means of Communication, and Dance in the Technological Era. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.