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LULU FADO NEWEST
t IN PICTURES
NEWEST DANCES DESCRIBED IN
WORDS AND PICTURES
Editirs' Note Here's the newest
dance step. It'stheJLulu Fado. It's
one of the six new dances brought
over from Europe by Miss Edna Neill,
a pupil of the greatest of all dancers,
Miss Neill was a member of the
Imperial Russian ballet for two
years; she understudied Pavlowa,
and took instructions from her, too.
She knows how to dance; she knows
the new dances, and she knows how
tq teach them on paper to other
With her dancing partner Paul
Armand she has posed for the follow
ing brand new dances.
Lulu Fado, Brazilian Polka, Fox
Trot, Rouli-Rouli, Two and Four,
The other five will follow one or
two each week.
Can you dance the Lulu Fado?
If you can, you are not only up to
the procession but ahead of the band,
for the Lulu Fado has just arrived!
If you can't, here's your chance to
learn to whirl and glide and dip, and
tap your toes and snap your fingers
in this fantastic and picturesque new
The new dance is practically un
known in America, but it leads off the
list of society dances that Miss Edna
Neill, formerly with Pavlowa's Im
perial Russian ballet brought over
from Paris this fall. Miss Neill is in
troducing the modernized fandango
to American dancers. Her very first
class will be made up of Day Book
readers, for the sponsor of the Lulu
Fado has posed for the accompanying
dance pictures, and she has written
"lessons" which she declares will en
able any one to acquire the steps of
the brand new dance.
Here it is! Start the music! Twirl
OF DANCES TAUGHT
your toes in the mazes of the latest
dance, the Lulu Fado.
BY EDNA NEILL
Formerly with Pavlowa in Imperial
The first step in the Lulu Fado is
two slow walking steps and four fast
walking steps. The lady going back
ward and gentleman forward in -a
regular one-step position. This is
continued four times. The count is
1, 2,-1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2,-1, 2, 3, 4.
Second step Lady polkas back
ward the gentleman forward, keep
ing the same position with the arm as
in first step.
Third step This is the character
istic step of the Lulu Fado which
shows its Spanish origin. The cou
ple separate the gentleman making
a circle to the right the lady a cir
cle to the left. They continue the
same step as in the first step only
they are each going around a circle
away from each other. Now step
1 2, 12 3 4 snapping the fin
ger on 4 and 1 and clapping the hands
on 1 when the lady and gentleman
complete the circle and meet. Con
tinue this twice then come together
face to face, gentleman steps forward
with left lady back with right foot
and continue the first step.
Fourth step The turn is now
made which may be called the pivot
turn and is unlike any other turn
used in the other dances.
The right foot is used as a pivot,
the left foot moving or used to make
the turn. The left foot touching the
floor turn a complete turn. The pivot
is done two or three turns with a
great deal of swing.
Now begin with the first step again
and repeat the whole series.
If there are several couples dancing
together the lady may change part
ners on the third step. That is in
stead of returning to her original
partner at the end of the circle she
may go forward to the next man, who
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