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Ragtime Era Dance Introduction (00:31)

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This video teaches 44 steps from early 20th century social dances.

Ragtime Dance Background (00:32)

Early 20th century industrialization increased urbanization. Social dance became accessible among all classes.

Animal Dances (01:29)

Ragtime dancing represented new social freedom. Popular moves required no formal training; angular steps reflected the mechanical era.

Fox Trot Background (00:24)

Harry Fox invented the only lasting Ragtime animal dance in 1913.

Fox Trot (00:55)

View a demonstration of the Fox Trot steps.

Horse Trot (00:27)

View a demonstration of the Horse Trot steps.

Horse Canter (00:36)

View a demonstration of the Horse Canter steps.

Squirrel (00:29)

View a demonstration of the Squirrel steps.

Duck Waddle (00:20)

View a demonstration of the Duck Waddle.

Turkey Trot (00:59)

View a demonstration of the Turkey Trot steps, including the turning version.

Snake (00:45)

View a demonstration of the Snake steps.

Kangaroo Hop (00:29)

View a demonstration of the Kangaroo Hop steps.

Chicken Scratch (00:21)

View a demonstration of the Chicken Scratch steps.

Grizzly Bear (01:04)

View a demonstration of the Grizzly Bear steps, including back to back, neck to neck, and hop variations.

Animal Dance Sequence (01:29)

View a Ragtime Animal Dance sequence demonstration.

Castle Walk Background (01:27)

Irene and Vernon Castle built on the one step, created rules for Ragtime, legitimized social dances, and established American ballroom dance.

Castle Walk (00:27)

View a demonstration of the Castle Walk steps.

Step Out (01:10)

View a demonstration of the Step Out steps, including easy and difficult versions.

One Step Cortez (00:36)

View a demonstration of the One Step Cortez.

Castle Spin (00:25)

View a demonstration of the Castle Spin steps.

Pony Step (00:31)

View a demonstration of the Pony Step steps.

Zig Zag (00:38)

View a demonstration of the Zig Zag steps.

Wind Up (00:22)

View a demonstration of the Wind Up steps.

Castle Walk Dance Sequence (00:60)

View a Ragtime dance Castle Walk sequence demonstration.

Tango Background (01:20)

In 1880, the tango was an Argentine brothel dance. Parisian travelers transformed it for society and it became popular in the U.S. in 1913, aided by “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse."

Pas Oriental a Gauche (00:32)

View a demonstration of Pas Oriental a Gauche Tango steps.

Pas Oriental a Droit (00:17)

View a demonstration of Pas Oriental a Droit Tango steps.

Pas Oriental Step Combination (00:19)

View a demonstration of Pas Oriental a Gauche and Pas Oriental a Droit Tango steps together.

Flicking Figure (00:41)

View a demonstration of Flicking Figure Tango steps.

Sheaves (00:40)

View a demonstration of Sheaves Tango steps.

Tango Change Position (00:33)

View a demonstration of the Tango Position Change.

Fan Tango (00:50)

View a demonstration of Fan Tango steps.

Fan Tango Closed Position (00:45)

View a demonstration of Fan Tango steps in the closed position.

Big Scissors and Little Scissors (00:27)

View a demonstration of the Big Scissors and the Little Scissors Tango steps.

Innovation (00:37)

View a demonstration of Innovation Tango steps, in which the Big Scissors and Little Scissors are performed without touching.

Catch Step (00:39)

View a demonstration of Catch Step Tango steps.

El Ruedo (00:24)

View a demonstration of El Ruedo Tango steps, including in the innovation position.

Corkscrew (00:37)

View a demonstration of Corkscrew Tango steps.

Corte (00:24)

View a demonstration of a Corte Tango step.

Tango Dance Sequence (01:44)

View a demonstration of a Tango dance step sequence.

Maxixe Background (00:49)

The "Brazilian" Tango was created by European polka, Cuban habanera, and African syncopated rhythms.

Two Step (00:55)

View a demonstration of the Two Step and the Turning Two Step featured in the Maxixe.

Single Step (00:51)

View a demonstration of the Single Step and the Turning Single Step featured in the Maxixe.

Single and Two Step in Dance Position (00:28)

View a demonstration of the Single Step and the Two Step in the dance position.

Skating Position (00:30)

View a demonstration of the Single Step and the Two Step in the skating position.

Back Up (00:27)

View a demonstration of Back Up Maxixe steps.

Les a Cote (00:36)

View a demonstration of Les a Cote Maxixe steps.

Fan (01:04)

View a demonstration of the Fan Out from a Les a Cote and from a dance position.

Maxixe (01:22)

View a demonstration of a Maxixe dance sequence.

Hesitation Waltz Background (01:21)

The waltz bridged the 19th and 20th centuries. Also referred to as the "Boston," it featured fewer and slower steps and rhythmic freedom—balancing Ragtime dances.

Hesitation (00:36)

View a demonstration of a Hesitation step.

Lame Duck (00:30)

View a demonstration of a Lame Duck Waltz step.

Box Step (02:47)

View a demonstration of a Box Step Waltz, including partners turning alone and together.

Hesitation with Waltz (00:26)

View a demonstration of a Hesitation and Waltz step combined.

Hesitation with Box Step (00:20)

View a demonstration of a Hesitation and Box step combined.

Hesitation in Skating Position (00:36)

View a demonstration of a Hesitation step in the skating position.

Hesitation in Yale Position (00:48)

View a demonstration of a Hesitation step in the Yale position.

Eight Step (00:54)

View a demonstration of a Hesitation Eight Step.

Cinderella (00:45)

View a demonstration of a Cinderella combination Hesitation Step.

Stately (01:06)

View a demonstration of a Stately Hesitation Step.

Hesitation Waltz Dance Sequence (02:07)

View a demonstration of a Hesitation Waltz dance sequence.

Credits: Dances of the Ragtime Era: How to Dance Through Time, Volume 2 (01:04)

Dances of the Ragtime Era: How to Dance Through Time, Volume 2

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Dances of the Ragtime Era: How to Dance Through Time, Volume 2


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Volume II of the How to Dance Through Time series provides instructions and demonstrations of 44 fun, catchy steps. Learn about the social background and development of early 20th century ballroom dances the Castle Walk, Tango, Maxixe, and Hesitation Waltz, as well as Ragtime “animal” dances including the Fox Trot, Horse Trot, Kangaroo Hop, Duck Waddle, Squirrel, Chicken Scratch, Turkey Trot, and Grizzly Bear. You’ll also learn about America’s Ragtime music and cultural movement.

Length: 51 minutes

Item#: BVL60391

Copyright date: ©1999

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