When the waltz was introduced at Almacks Assembly Rooms
Posted by Mary Collette on October 16, 1997 at 10:47:17:
Hi ladies and gentlemen,
I was reading the thread on waltzing and thought I
would post on the exact year that it was introduced at
Almacks Assembly Rooms in London.It was introduced in the
year 1813 by the Countess Lieven who was among other things
the wife of the Russian ambassador to The Court of St.James.
This caused such a big uproar that a young miss making
a London come out would need permission from one of the Pat-
ronesses to dance it.The next big uproar over a dance form
at Almacks was when Sally,the Countess Jersey brought back
the quadrille from France.I believe she was trying to one
up the Countess Lieven who though they gave the impression
of having a great friendship they were serious rivals and
did not get a long.
Mary Collette List
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