Folk Dances, Costumes, and Customs of Italy

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Newly-reformatted edition. Softcover book that includes seventeen dances with description and music, illustrations (some in color), information about Italy, costumes, traditions, etc. Comes with an audiocassette tape or CD (please select one) with music for all the dances.

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Excerpts from the Author's Preface:

"...the desire of the group to give a performance on some phase of Italian folklore. Because I strongly favor a folk scene to frame the dances and songs, there follow several pages about holidays, customs and scenes that may stimulate ideas for dramatization."

"As soon as a folk group organizes, the members will need costumes, thus some accurate information on the folk costumes of Italy...gone into details of color, material, shoes, headdress in the hope that this will solve a few problems and avoid incorrect presentation of Italian costumes."

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Some of the dances offered:

  • La Furlana d'Aviano
  • Saltarello di Romagna
  • Tarantella Napoletana
  • Tarantella Villaggio
  • 13 others


  • For people interested in the study of folk dances, costumes and customs, as well as for the many folk dance lovers all over our country.
  • For teachers and leaders of adult and children's groups who so often have to prepare nationality programs and find themselves at a loss for information on Italian folk arts and dependable, usable material.
  • For the Italo-American communities in the United States, which, through the study and presentation of folk arts have a rich opportunity of encouraging, in the larger American community, an interest in things Italian and at the same time stimulating better understanding among people.

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C. Sclafani, NY
Prof./Cav. P. di Novo, NY