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CodeDS/UK/P1294
Dates1886-1978
Person NameGinner; Ruby Mary Adeline (1886-1978); dance practitioner
SurnameGinner
ForenamesRuby Mary Adeline
Epithetdance practitioner
ActivityTeacher, founder of the Revived (subsequently Classical) Greek Dance, Ruby Ginner method. Founded the Ginner-Mawer School of Dance and Drama in 1916 with Irene Mawer; was made a Freeman of Amphissa, Greece in 1948 and in 1951 awarded the Gold Leaf commemorative medal and diploma by the Hellenic Red Cross for services to Greece in the second world war (she, with Irene Mawer and Nancy Sherwood, raised funds and sent out water pipes and clothing); awarded MBE in 1968.
RelationshipsMarried Alexander Dyer in 1908. Brother Charles Ginner (1878-1952) was a Camden Town Painter.
GenderFemale
Dates and PlacesRuby Ginner was born in Cannes 8 May 1886 and died in Newbury 13 February 1978. She worked in London, Boscastle and Cheltenham.
Addresstaggeddiss
Published WorksThe Revived Greek Dance (1933); Gateway to the Dance (1960); The Technique of the Revived Greek Dance (1963)
SourceSource: Craine, D. and Mackrell, J. Oxford Dictionary of Dance. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Obituary Ruby Ginner Dancing Times May 1978.
Catalogue
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BB/K/1/46Link, TheJanuary 1936
BB/K/1/44Link, TheJune 1935
XZP/979Ginner, Ruby
BB/K/1/59Link, TheApril 1939
DH/B/2536Revived Greek Dance, The
BB/E/4/4Greek Dance Festival of Youth 1951 at St Pancras Town Hall, London17 March 1951
DH/B/2535Gateway to the Dance
BB/K/1/3Link, TheJanuary 1925
BB/E/11/2Leaflet for holiday course at The Swedish Hall, London 195729-31 July 1957
BB/F/5Signed photograph of Ruby Ginner1927
BB/E/7/6Greek Dance Association bookletsc1948
BB/K/1/16Link, TheOctober 1928
BB/K/1/14Link, TheApril 1928
BB/K/1/15Link, TheJuly 1928
BB/K/1/13Link, TheJanuary 1928
BB/K/1/63Link, TheApril 1940
BB/F/9Irene Mawer and Nancie Ginner1927
CGD/B/30Ruby Ginner's Revived Greek Dance: An investigation of the factors that contibuted to its success in the 1920s and 1930s.
BB/K/1/68ParodosJune 1941
BB/E/11/4Leaflet for holiday course at The Swedish Hall, London 196225-28 April 1962
BB/E/3/5Ruby Ginner and Joyce Hyde Cup 196231 March 1962
BB/E/5Congress and Anniversary events1948-1966
BB/K/1/39Link, TheApril 1934
BB/K/1/62Link, TheJanuary 1940
BB/E/7/2Greek Dance Association logoc1936
BB/E/6/2Congrés International de la Danse considérée comme un moyen d'éducation 193815-18 July 1938
BB/E/2/4The Greek Dance: Its Value to the World of To-Day by Ruby GinnerUndated
BB/GPosters1936-1953
BB/K/1/82ParodosOctober 1946
BB/K/1/97Quarterly News-SheetDecember 1951
BB/K/1/102The News-SheetJanuary 1953
BB/B/4With Pavlova Round the World
BB/E/11/3Leaflet and booking form for holiday course at The Swedish Hall, London 195829-31 July 1958
BB/F/16Irene Mawer in character1900s
BB/E/4/1Festival of Greek Dance at the Royal Albert Hall 193614 March 1936
BB/H/1/2/13The Association of Teachers of the Revived Greek Dance at Hyde Park3 June 1933
BB/E/6/5Lecture at the Rudolf Steiner Theatre 195427 March 1954
BB/E/8Miscellaneous papers1945-1963
BB/T/1/8Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique) 1916
BB/G/5Ruby Ginner at the Riley Smith Hall in Leeds28 November 1949
BB/E/11/1Leaflet and article for holiday course at Queen Mary Hall Y.W.C.A. Central Club in London, 195510-12 January 1955
BB/T/1/25Lullaby and Allegro Barbaro1900s
BB/H/1/2/7Irene Mawer at The Rudolf Steiner Hall25-27 June 1931
BB/H/1/3/3A Recital of Music and Dance1900s
BB/E/1/1/1L'Enfant Prodigue leaflet21 November 1929
BB/H/1/3/2A Recital of Music and Dance1900s
BB/H/1/1/12The Association of Teachers of the Revived Greek Dance at The Rudolf Steiner Hall1 December 1928
BB/G/4Ruby Ginner at the Town Hall in Cheltenham2 June 1949
BB/BBooks1920-1960
BB/E/1/1/4Greek Dance Ruby Ginner method pamphletc1960
BB/K/1/65ParadosOctober 1940
BB/NScrapbooks1896-1954
BB/K/1/17Link, TheJanuary 1929
XZB/2589Revived Greek Dance, The
XZB/1788The Technique of the Revived Greek Dance
BB/K/1/40Link, TheJuly 1934
BB/K/1/53Link, TheOctober 1937
BB/T/1/18Armies of the Earth and Air1923
BB/H/1/1/17The Ginner-Mawer School at the Philbeach Hall11 December 1929
BB/K/1/66ParodosJanuary 1941
BB/E/6Lecture demonstrations1930-1962
BB/G/7The Ginner-Mawer Company at The Big Classical Theatre Cheltenham College20-21 November 1953
BB/H/1/3/1Greek dances1900s
BB/K/1/30Link, TheJanuary 1932
BB/K/1/61Link, TheOctober 1939
BB/T/1/11Beautiful Folk-songs of France1900s
BB/K/1/64Link, TheJuly 1940
BB/G/2The Ginner-Mawer Theatre Company at the Civic Playhouse Cheltenham19 November 1947
BB/E/7/4Greek Dance Association rulesc1938
BB/E/6/3Lecture at St Pancras Town Hall, London 195028 February 1950
BB/K/1/78ParodosOctober 1944
BB/T/1/4The Sea Balletc1924
BB/E/3/6Ruby Ginner and Joyce Hyde Cup 1964 at Morley College, London23 May 1964
BB/K/1/7Link, TheJuly 1926
BB/K/1/43Link, TheMarch 1935
BB/T/1/19Théme et Variations1901
BB/K/1/94Quarterly News-SheetMarch 1951
BB/F/12Photograph of Ruby GinnerEarly 1900s
BB/T/1/22Court and Period dances1930s
BB/E/5/3Ruby Ginner's retirement July 1964 and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing Diamond Jubilee Dinner October 19641964
XZB/2679Revived Greek Dance, The
BB/E/3Competition papers1957-1966
BB/T/1/10Mozart piano sonatas1906
BB/E/4/7Greek Dance Festival of Youth and Ruby Ginner Cup 1959 at The City Temple Hall, London23 May 1959
BB/F/4Signed photograph of Ruby Ginner1926
BB/H/1Ruby Ginner and Irene Mawer theatre programmes1924-1937
BB/T/1/23Fire Ballet1912
BB/K/1/35Link, TheApril 1933
BB/T/1/26Six pieces by Barbara RawlingEarly 1900s
BB/T/1/13Sappho by Mary Starling1937
BB/G/1The Association of Teachers of the Revived Greek Dance at the Royal Albert Hall14 March 1936
BB/E/5/1Greek Dance Association 25th Anniversary Dinner 1948 at The Normandie Hotel, London30 October 1948
BB/T/1/21Mazourka Russe by M Glinka1911
BB/T/1/3On Mount Lycaeusc1928
BB/T/1/9Rondo Capriccioso "Ivory and Gold"1922
BB/T/1/17Music to Elektra by Bantock1900s
BB/T/1/6Faust music1900s
BB/E/3/3Ruby Ginner and Joyce Hyde Cup 1960 at Morley College, London16 July 1960
BB/T/1/2Hyde Park Bacchic Section1933
BB/G/6Ruby Ginner at the Civic Playhouse Cheltenham17 December 1952
BB/E/3/1Ruby Ginner Cup 1957 at the Tower Theatre in Islington, London27 July 1957
BB/K/1/88ParodosMay 1949
BB/H/1/3/4Ruby Ginner, Irene Mawer and Company at The Rudolf Steiner Hall, 22-24 June1900s
BB/H/1/2/15Ruby Ginner and Company at The Rudolf Steiner HallDecember 1937
BB/T/1/20Herodiade opera in three actsUndated
BB/H/1/1/15Ruby Ginner, Irene Mawer and Company at The Rudolf Steiner Hall10-15 June 1929
BB/E/7/9Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing certificate for Ruby Ginner9 July 1956
BB/K/1/22Link, TheJanuary 1930
BB/H/1/3/5Performance of "L'Enfant Prodigue"on the 1-3 Januaryc1929
BB/AAudio1900s
BB/H/1/2/1Ruby Ginner, Irene Mawer and Company at The Rudolf Steiner Hall, London Season.23-28 June 1930
BB/E/5/4Olive Ripman's retirement dinner 1966Summer 1966
BB/T/1/1The Corn Harvest1900s
BB/T/1/15Le Noël des Petits Santons1935
BB/T/1/12Danceuses de Delphes1910
BB/E/4/5Greek Dance Festival of Youth 1953 at St Pancras Hall, London21 March 1953
BB/K/1/107The News-SheetSeptember 1955
BB/E/6/7Lecture demonstrations - no venue or date givenfl 1940-1960
BB/E/4/2Festival of Youth 1937 at the Empire Stadium, Wembley3 July 1937
BB/E/4/6Telegram from Marguerite Steen17 March 1956
BB/E/4/9Greek Dance Festival of Youth 1963 at Morley College, London18 May 1963
BB/H/1/2/9The Association of Teachers of the Revived Greek Dance at The Rudolf Steiner Hall13 February 1932
BB/E/6/6Lecture at The City Temple Hall, London 196217 May 1962
BB/E/4/3Greek Dance Festival of Youth 1948 at Rudolf Steiner Hall and performance at the Scala TheatreMay 1948
XZB/2680Revived Greek Dance, The
BB/E/3/2Ruby Ginner Cup 1958 at the Vaudeville Theatre, London26 July 1958
BB/E/3/4Ruby Ginner and Joyce Hyde Cup 1961at St James's Hall, London24 June 1961
BB/B/1Revived Greek Dance, The
BB/E/4/8Greek Dance Festival of Youth 1961at Morley College, London27 May 1961
BB/T/1/7OrpheusUndated
BB/K/1/26Link, TheJanuary 1931
BB/E/7/5Imperial Society of the Teachers of Dancing correspondence1946
BB/H/1/2/2Ruby Ginner, Irene Mawer and Company at The Rudolf Steiner Hall, London Season23-28 June 1930
BB/H/1/1/2Ruby Ginner, Irene Mawer and Company at the New Scala Theatre3 December 1924
BB/K/1The Link/Parodos/News sheet1924-1955
BB/E/5/2Imperial Society for Teachers of Dancing Eve of Congress dinner and dance 1951 at Park Lane Hotel, London17 July 1951
BB/H/1/2/14The Association of Teachers of the Revived Greek Dance at The Royal Albert Hall 14 March 1936
BB/H/1/2/10Ruby Ginner, Irene Mawer and Company at Sadler's Wells16 June 1932
BB/K/1/104The News-SheetJanuary 1954
XZB/310Gateway to the Dance
BB/H/1/2/8The Ginner-Mawer School of Dance and Drama at Hyde Park4 July 1931
NM/B/884Revived Greek Dance, The
BB/H/1/1/10The Association of Teachers of the Revived Greek Dance at The Rudolf Steiner Hall2 June 1928
BB/K/1/19Link, TheJuly 1929
BB/E/2/1The Gateway a survey of the Hellenic Dance by Ruby Ginnerc1960
BB/K/1/24Link, TheJuly 1930
BB/K/1/70ParodosJanuary 1942
BB/FPhotographs1869-c1950
BB/K/1/93Quarterly News-SheetDecember 1950
BB/T/1Ginner Mawer music1900s
BB/F/3Photograph of Anna Pavlova dedicated to Ruby Ginner1922
BB/K/1/42Link, The January 1935
BB/B/6Gateway to the Dance
BB/K/1/54Link, TheJanuary 1938
BB/K/1/27Link, TheApril 1931
BB/E/1/1/3Ruby Ginner publicity booklet1900s
BB/H/2/1/1The Ladies Life-Boat Guild (RNLI) at the Lyceum Theatre11 December 1928
BB/H/1/1/5Ruby Ginner, Irene Mawer and Company at the New Scala Theatre2 July 1926
BB/H/1/2/5The Faculty of Dancing and Faculty of Music at the Princes Hall, London7 June 1931
BB/H/1/1/11Ruby Ginner, Irene Mawer and Company at the New Scala Theatre6 July 1928
BB/H/1/2/4The Association of Teachers of the Revived Greek Dance at The Rudolf Steiner Hall21 February 1931
BB/H/1/2/11The Ginner-Mawer School of Dance and Drama at Hyde Park18 June 1932
BB/TNotation scores1900s
BB/E/2/3Anniversary article by Ruby GinnerAugust 1944
BB/H/1/1/3A performance at the Ginner-Mawer School27-28 May 1925
BB/K/1/4Link, TheJuly 1925
BB/K/1/41Link, TheOctober 1934
BB/K/1/8Link, TheOctober 1926
BB/G/3The Ginner-Mawer Theatre Company at the Civic Playhouse Cheltenham11 February 1948
BB/E/3/8Ruby Ginner and Joyce Hyde Cup 1966 at The Rudolf Steiner Hall 4 June 1966
BB/E/2Manuscripts and articlesc1940-1960s
BB/E/7/12Minutes of general meeting of the Greek Dance Association Branch27 July 1964
BB/E/3/7Ruby Ginner and Joyce Hyde Cup 1965 at the Church Hall of the Holy Apostles, London27 March 1965
BB/K/1/45Link, TheSeptember 1935
BB/K/1/95Quarterly News-SheetJune 1951
BB/K/1/84ParodosOctober 1947
CGD/B/29The Technique of the Revived Greek Dance
BB/H/1/1/14The Ginner-Mawer School of Dance and Drama at Hyde Park1 June 1929
CGDClassical Greek Dancec1930s-1980s
BB/H/1/2/3The Ginner-Mawer School of Dance and Drama at Hyde Park5 July 1930
BB/F/1Pauline Grant's album from the Ginner-Mawer School1900s
BB/E/6/1Lecture at Central Hall, Westminster20 March 1930
BB/H/1/1/16The Association of Teachers of the Revived Greek Dance at The Rudolf Steiner Hall16 November 1929
BB/H/1/1/4Ruby Ginner, Irene Mawer and Company at the New Scala Theatre9 July 1925
BB/H/1/1/7Ruby Ginner, Irene Mawer and Company at the New Scala Theatre1 July 1927
BB/N/2Ruby Ginner cuttings and photographs 1901-19101901-1910
BB/N/6Ruby Ginner press cuttings book 1931-19361931-1936
BB/F/2Ginner-Mawer Company trip to GreeceApril-May 1930
BB/H/1/1/1Ruby Ginner, Irene Mawer and Company at the King's Theatre Hammersmith25 June 1924
BB/H/1/1/9Irene Mawer at The Rudolf Steiner Hall17-18 February 1928
BB/H/2Other theatre programmes (not Ginner)1928-1953
BB/HTheatre Programmes1924-1953
BB/H/1/2/6Ruby Ginner, Irene Mawer and Company at The Rudolf Steiner Hall, London Season22-27 June 1931
BB/N/7Greek Dance Festival Albert HallMarch 1936
BB/N/13The Ginner-Mawer School in Cheltenham 1947-19541947-1954
BB/N/8Ruby Ginner press cuttings book 1936-19391936-1939
BB/N/4Ruby Ginner press cuttings book 1913-19211913-1921
BB/N/3Ruby Ginner press cuttings 1910-19131910-1913
BB/K/1/90Quarterly News-SheetMarch 1950
BB/H/1/3/6The Institute of Mime at the Aldwych Theatre on the 13 Junec1936
BB/H/1/1/6Ruby Ginner, Irene Mawer and Company at the New Scala Theatre23 February 1927
BB/N/5Ruby Ginner press cuttings 1921-19311921-1931
BB/K/1/96Quarterly News-SheetSeptember 1951
BB/EPapers1900s
BB/E/4/11Greek Dance Festival 1967 at Rudolf Steiner Theatre, London3 June 1967
BB/N/1Scrapbook relating to A K Dyer 1896-1915
BB/N/9Tributes to Anna Pavlova1931-1956
BBBice Bellairs Collection of Revived Greek Dance1896-1967
XZB/2666Margaret Morris: A Prophet Without Honour
UNIS/B/2084'A Scattering of Pine Seeds': A Critical Appraisal of Classical Greek Dance, Ruby Ginner Method, from September 1991 to August 1992, with Reference to its Past and Thoughts for its Future
CGD/R/1Revived Greek Dance1933
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