Excerpt from Newman Catechism on Classical Dancing The chief object in presenting this work to the profession is to furnish practical assistance to the student, teacher, and dancer, and to those who are taking up the subject scientifically as a Physical Culture. It is to enable the student to acquire a finished technique and to obviate the difficulties that may arise through home practice. This book contains the fundamental principles of the Birth of the Dance in a condensed, complete and comprehensive form. It contains authentic answers to the numerous questions which have been asked by the students of the Newman Normal School of Dancing during many years of my practical teaching, and are given in accordance with the Newman System of Dancing, which is based upon the foundation of the French, Italian, Russian and Greek Schools. The various subjects have been alphabetically arranged in a practical form for teachers in preparing their examinations. This Text Book further embodies valuable information which has been obtained through diligent study with the most rewned European Masters and through personal research and experience. It also contains a treatise on technique with definitions and explicit descriptions of the French Terms and their phonetic pronunciation. It is my intention to take the student through the various elementary branches which constitute the Grammar of the Classic Dance, the foundation of every form of dancing. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.