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REDSKIN GIVES HIS PALEFACE BROTHERS AND
SISTERS FIRST REAL AMERICAN DANCE
At last we have it the real, genu
ine, blown-inthe-bottle American
dance. Get thai "American."
For a century or more we have
been dancing imported steps. Now a
true American, with royal blood in his
veins, Clarence Rudolph Beaulieu, de
scendant of an Indian princess, has
given American society an indigenous
dance rivaling the maxixe in spirit
and likely to become as great a fad of
the season in exclusive ball rooms.
Beaulieu calls his dance the "Abor
igine." It is derived, in most part,
THE AVERAGE FAMILY PfANO
"Father, I need $5 to have the
"Great Scott, is it worth that
"If you mean the piano, father,
"Shoot me while I'm happy," said
Waco, Tex., youth. to girl. Now he's
in the hospital with a bullet in his
skull. If happiness makes a fellow
feel that way in Texas what must
trouble make him feel like?
from the well-known buck-step, or
regulation war dance, common to al
most all the Indian tribes. Some of
its steps, however, are taken from the
"trail dance" of the Chippewa and
Sioux tribes, in which the peculiar
pivoting on the hells called the
"squaw walk," is introduced. Beau
lieu suggests that on occasional war
whoop and some swinging of the
arms and stooping would add charm
and joyousness to the dance.
Study of the following directions
and of the accompanying picture,
posed by Beaulieu and a "pale face"
girl, will make the dance clear. Beaulieu,-
who is a music student in Min
neapolis, says that it can be done to'
any two-four time.
This is the identical war-dance
step, full foot on the floor, then a
short advance skip on ball of same
foot; repeat with other foot. Four
beats forward and four back. Stoop
ing posture and waving arms increase
jollity of this figure.
, FIGURE II.
This introduces the trail dance
step. The feet are held parallel, first
pointing to the Tight, then pivoting
on. the heels till bot point to left.
This pivoting is followed by a two
footed hop sidewise, bringing the feet
pointing to the left again and ready
for another pivot. Four beats to left
and four to right.
This is a simple movement which
may be easily executed after study
ing the diagram. The left foot is kept
forward while the right trails after,
with the right knee. bent. This figure
should be danced in a springing,
rocking fashion, with the gentleman
out at his partner's right. The swing
ing of the gentleman's left and the
lady's right arm forward and back
ward adds to the 'freedom of the
movement. Four beats forward and'
start again at beginning of Figure L