The American periodical Harper's Bazaar was started in 1867 by the company Harper & Brothers as a weekly fashion magazine. It is well-known to those interested in nineteenth-century costume for its beautiful, highly detailed fashion plates and still exists today as a glossy monthly magazine.
On February 22, 1896, Harper's Bazaar published a short article entitled "Fashionable Dances of the Day" that gave advice to anyone constructing a program for a ball, based on what was fashionable in New York City at the time:
those [dances] which are the most popular here in New York, for instance, are universally recognized as the dances correct for any entertainment which may be given elsewhere
New York attitudes appear not to have changed in the slightest in the last century.