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British Dance Cards

My PhD, which is now in year six, is analysing the data from British dance cards to ascertain the changes in social dance 1905 to 1925 against changes in British women's lives occurring during the same time frame.

In addition I am also analysing the information from the sheet music played for each dance where a song title appears on a dance card. It is a fascinating study.

Between 1900 and 1925, there are just five UK years remaining for which I have no dance cards at all. They are the core years of The Great War: 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918 and additionally 1920. They have completely eluded me.

Q It would be lovely if anyone had any WW1 dance cards and could supply me with the details on them: event, date, venue, the dances and music shown on the inside.


British dance card