The Story of Irish Dance
From early accounts of dance customs in medieval Ireland to the present, Helen Brennan offers an authoritative look at the evolution of Irish dance. Colorful anecdotes bring the story alive as people remember the conflicts resulting from new dance styles.
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The History of Dance in Earlier Times
Learning to Dance
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