Story: Dancing

Teaching dance

Joseph Lowe, the third generation of his family to teach dance in their native Scotland, migrated to the southern hemisphere in the mid-19th century. Lowe (and later two of his children) shifted between New Zealand and Australia, teaching dance in both countries. The family built up a large collection of dance books and memorabilia, including the teacher’s manual shown here, with its instructions for Del Caro’s hornpipe.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: MSX-2895_08; MSX-2895_09

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Megan Cook, 'Dancing - Dancing in 19th-century New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 December 2021)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 Sep 2013