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Northway and Chiles doing the Novelette, circa 1927
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The Novelette Dance History title

     The song dates back to 1906. However the Novelette was a ballroom exhibition type dance created by Madeline Northway and George Chiles and introduced at the Biltmore Hotel in New York in 1927. The routine they used was called 'They Danced' and is also listed here, (click link). It was 86 measures long and was danced to "The Doll Dance" song by Nacio Herb Brown.

     There are five pictures below of these two dancers demonstrating the Novelette dance, they are in this order:
1) Introduction, 2) Preparation for Arabesque, 3) The Cross, 4) The Flirtation and 5) The Finale.

     There were other Novelette dances such as the "Dainty Demoiselles Novellete" back in 1914. Click here for steps sheet for Novelette Routine Cheat Sheet.

 

 

Birth Place

Creation Date

Creator

Dance Type

New York (music c.1906) 1927 Northway and Chiles Exhibition Ballroom
 

Posters, Lobby Cards etc.

Sheet Music Covers

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Music Titles

n/a Doll Dance (Brown) Video Clip not available at this time At Sunset (Welte Mignon Y-6697 piano roll)
      Kuddles and Kisses (Gus Edwards) 1913 Video Clip not available at this time Basket Of Roses (Metro-Art 202954 Piano Roll)
      Loves Garden (Phil Schwartz) 1930 Video Clip not available at this time Butterfly Of Fashion (Temporized 86167 Piano Roll)
      Mignon (W.C. Powell) 1907 Video Clip not available at this time Dainty Demoiselles Novellete (Pierson)
      Nola (Petro Diero) 1932 Video Clip not available at this time Doll Dance (Brown)
      Novelette (zez confrey) 1923 Video Clip not available at this time Fashionette Novelette (Jack Glogau/R. King) 1928
      Snow Queen (Gustave Salzer) 1907 Video Clip not available at this time Lords and Ladies (Gustave Salzer) 1906
      Spooky Spooks (Howard Dalton) 1912 Video Clip not available at this time Novelette (Burleigh)
      Water Lilies (Howard M. Githens) 1930 Video Clip not available at this time Novelette (Wilfred Sanderson)
        Video Clip not available at this time Novelette in C (Poulenc)
        Video Clip not available at this time Novelette #1 in C major (Poulenc) DECCA M556
       
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Novelette in Fourths (Gershwin) 1925
        Video Clip not available at this time Pick Up (Mindie Cere) 1950
        Video Clip not available at this time Rigaudon & Novelette (Chaminade)
        Video Clip not available at this time Romanola Novelette (Pietro Deiro, Accordion) 1940
        Video Clip not available at this time Rosette (Billy James) 1922
        Video Clip not available at this time Silver Wings Novelette (by Joe Farbo, Accordian)
            Video Clip not available at this time The Novelette (Kabalevsky)

 

Night Clubs

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Locations

Biltmore Hotel (NY) n/a New York
             
                 
 

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Publications

            11/1927- Dance Magazine
                 
 

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Dancers, Choreographers etc.

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Madeline Northway    
 

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Musicians, Composers etc.

Singers

Poets / Writers

Cecil Burleigh (1921) n/a n/a
Dmitri Kabalevsky (1923)      
Nacio Herb Brown (1927)      
Zez Confrey (1923)        
William T. Pierson (1914)
       
 

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