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date: 29 February 2020

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  1. 1.1. The cakewalk became America’s first dance craze, ushering in a new era of social and stage dance. 18

  2. 1.2. Together with the dance, the rhythms of the cakewalk moved from plantation to stage and ballroom. 26

  3. 1.3. The cakewalk becomes an important part of the New York stage. 28

  4. 1.4. Madison Square Garden held regular cakewalk contests. 29

  5. 1.5. Clorindy presented a complicated mix of grace and stereotype. 32

  6. 2.1. A competitive dancer poses with her awards at a regional competition. 44

  7. 2.2. Competitors crowd the stage for an awards ceremony. 45

  8. 2.3. A soloist waits in the wings for her turn to take the stage. 49

  9. 2.4. Teammates in warm-up jackets watch the competition. 54

  10. 2.5. A soloist receives last-minute advice and encouragement from her teachers. 59

  11. 3.1. Galliard steps from Orchésographie (1589, 45v, 43v, 46, 48): front kick right. 69

  12. 3.2. Galliard steps from Orchésographie (1589, 45v, 43v, 46, 48): cross-step left. 69

  13. 3.3. Galliard steps from Orchésographie (1589, 45v, 43v, 46, 48): back kick right. 69

  14. 3.4. Galliard steps from Orchésographie (1589, 45v, 43v, 46, 48): capriole or caper. 69

  15. 3.5. Practicing caprioles from Cesare Negri, Le Gratie d’Amore (Negri 1602, 80). 70

  16. 3.6. Jumps of the tassel from Cesare Negri, Le Gratie d’Dmore (1602): jump facing toward tassel. 72

  17. 3.7. Jumps of the tassel from Cesare Negri, Le Gratie d’Dmore (1602): jump facing away from tassel. 72

  18. 3.8. Detail from title page of William Kemp, Kemps Nine Daies Wonder (1600). 78

  19. 4.1. The National Endowment for the Arts at fifty. 88

  20. 5.1. Estefania Ramirez and Antonio Granjero. 121

  21. 5.2. Esther Weekes. 124

  22. 6.1. An ensemble of the Dance of the Old Men at the Zacán Artistic Contest of the P’urhépecha People. 140

  23. 6.2. Map of Mexico and the southern United States, with inset of Lake Pátzcuaro. 142

  24. (p. xii) 6.3. Map of the State of Michoacán, Mexico, marking Lake Pátzcuaro, Zacán, and other communities in the P’urhépecha region. 143

  25. 6.4. The Genaro Camilo family of the Island of Urandén perform the Dance of the Old Men. 151

  26. 6.5. The Dance of the Old Men at the Zacán Artistic Contest of the P’urhépecha People in the 1980s. 154

  27. 6.6. The Dance of the Old Men at the Zacán Artistic Contest of the P’urhépecha People, performed by Gervasio López and family of the Island of Jarácuaro, 1998. 154

  28. 6.7. Poster for the Zacán Artistic Contest of the P’urhépecha People, 2014. 157

  29. 6.8. Poster for the Zacán Artistic Contest of the P’urhépecha People, 2014, showing the convocatoria, or call for contestants. 158

  30. 8.1. Le caoinchead Údarás na Gaeltachta (Gaeltacht regions of Ireland). 193

  31. 8.2. Rince Aonar ar an Sean Nós competition for participants under the age of nine. 197

  32. 9.1. Kane D. Ricca and Eilidh Ross with members of the Pulse Collective in 2015. 210

  33. 11.1. Regional map of Romania. 255

  34. 11.2. Map of Banat region. 258

  35. 11.3. Children lining up beside the stage. 261

  36. 11.4. Judges and parents. 262

  37. 11.5. Lada cu Zestrea final round. 264

  38. 11.6. Judges at Lada cu Zestrea competition. 266

  39. 11.7. Judges’ tools of trade. 266

  40. 11.8. Rows of cups at Vetre Străbune gala performance. 271

  41. 13.1. Evgeniy Mayorov and Olga Lisovskaya competing in international style tango at the 2015 United States DanceSport Championships. 309

  42. 13.2. Tango de pista finals in Luna Park, Buenos Aires, at the 2016 Campeonato Mundial de Baile de Tango. 316

  43. 13.3. Sidney Grant and Claudio Vidal competing at the 2016 Argentine Tango USA Championships in San Francisco. 324

  44. 13.4. Cristian Palomo and Melisa Sacchi reacting to winning the tango de pista championships at the 2016 Campeonato Mundial de Tango in Buenos Aires. 326

  45. 13.5. Hugo Mastrolorenzo and Agustina Vignau performing their winning tango escenario choreography at the 2016 Campeonato Mundial de Tango in Buenos Aires. 327

  46. (p. xiii) 15.1. Crowning the Queen of Burlesque, Miss Exotic World Award Ceremony, 2014. 350

  47. 15.2. Dirty Martini performs her swan routine, 2015. 356

  48. 15.3. Midnight Martini competes for Miss Exotic World, 2014. 359

  49. 15.4. Lou Henry Hoover competes in the Best Boylesque category, 2015. 361

  50. 15.5. Kitten ’n’ Lou compete in the small group category, 2014. 362

  51. 16.1. Temporal map of Sheffield Steel. 376

  52. 21.1. B-boy Metal at Second Sundae, November 2015. 475

  53. 21.2. House dancer Just Sole at Survival of the Illest, April 2013. 477

  54. 21.3. B-boy Dr. Moose at For the Love, April 2015. 480

  55. 21.4. Popper Sk8z at The Gathering, September 2013. 484

  56. 21.5. Popper Tony Teknik at The Gathering, September 2013. 487

  57. 22.1. Monique and I warm up for sparring. 498

  58. 22.2. Inefficient means includes the use of gloves, as well as the inclusion of some strikes and the exclusion of others. 499

  59. 22.3. Testing Monique’s guard via a strike. 503

  60. 22.4. Failing to evade Monique’s kick. 505

  61. 24.1. Ohad Naharin stands in the center of the studio with his back to the camera, teaching an open Gaga/people class in Studio Varda at the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv. 534

  62. 24.2. Students explore their form in a Gaga/dancers class. 538

  63. 24.3. Ohad Naharin leading a Gaga/dancers class to explore tendus. 540

  64. 24.4. Students in the 2015 Gaga Summer Intensive in Tel Aviv rehearse a piece of Naharin’s choreography. 544

  65. 26.1. This trophy was awarded to Rodrick “Scubble” Davis, the 2014 First Annual Big Easy Footwork champion in the eighteen years and older division. 574

  66. 26.2. Terrylynn Dorsey dances against her sole competitor in the youth division of the 2014 First Annual Big Easy Footwork Competition. 580

  67. 26.3. Another view of Terrylynn Dorsey and her lone competitor at the 2014 First Annual Big Easy Footwork Competition. 588

  68. 27.1. “Mas.T Marks, the Celebrated Dancer.” 600

  69. 27.2. “Boz’s Juba.” 600

  70. 27.3. Artist A. B. Frost’s impression of the African American set dance or “break-down” Dickens saw at “Almack’s” in New York City. 601

  71. 27.4. Marie Taglioni en pointe. 607

  72. (p. xiv) 27.5. Master (John) Diamond mocking renowned Viennese danseuse Fanny Ellsler in a sketch he called “The Black Bayadere.” 607

  73. 27.6. American-born prizefighter Tom Molineaux (1784–1818) wearing the boxing attire copied by challenge dancers. 612

  74. 27.7. Jig-dancer Tommy Peel, wearing his dancing outfit and champion belt, posing with banjoist Frank Converse. 612

  75. 27.8. Female jig dancer costume. 616

  76. 27.9. “Kitty O’Neil, Celebrated Jig Dancer,” circa 1877. 616