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NEWEST OF "TROTS" IS THE FOX TROT
Here's another new dance.
Yes, it's a "trot" Most of the new
dances Ore "trots" of one kind or
another, but thg long, loping stride
of the f3x, not the "strut of the turkey,
is the model for the newest "trot"
the "fox trot" that has just come out
of London and is presented now to
the Day Book readers by Miss Edna
Miss Neil, who recently gave read
ers of The Day Book a newspaper
lesson in the new "Lulu fado" dance,
will tell you exactly how the "trot" is
danced by exponents of correct ball
room dancing, and that means there
are no high "kicks" or vulgar "dips"
or fantastic "limps" to detract from
its grace or to mar one's enjoyment
in the newest of the seaso'ns "trots."
Miss Neil is a pupil of Pavlowa's
and the originator of many of the
season's new ballroom dances. She
is writing a series of lessons in danc
ing for The Day Book. This is the
second. .She will also give you les
sons in the Rouli-Rouli, Two and
Four, Brazilian polka and the Ta-tao.
BY EDNA NEIL
Formerly With Pavlowa in Imperial
The one-step is the basis of the new
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fox trot; the basic step is merely a
walking step, the gentleman stepping
forward with the left foot, the lady
back with the right.
The dance is opened with four
slow one-steps, allowing two beats of
the music to each step, After these
slow steps there are eight fast steps,
allowing one step to each beat of the
music. As the music is very- fast,
this makes a sort of patter step.
These eight fast steps are continued
after each of the following figures:
Figure 1 Gentleman steps left
diagonally forward to two counts of
the music, slides right across behind
left to two counts of the music and
runs forward four steps, left foot be
ginning the running step. Each of
the four running steps is done to, one
beat of the music.
Figure 2 The zig-zag run The
gentleman moves forward, lady back
ward. He crosses his foot back and
she her's to the front. Gentleman
then runs, left foot to left side( count
one) to the music, right cross back
(count two), left to left side (count
3), right to right side (count 4), left
cross back (count 5), right to right
side (count 6), and continue through
12 counts or three measures of the
Figure 3 This is a maxixe two
step. Gentleman does a maxixe with
left foot (count -. 2, 3), hold (count
4)., four running steps backward, be
ginning with the right foot (count 5,
6, 7, 8). Repeat, starting with the
left foot. '
Figure 4 Fox trot turn Four
running steps, left, right, left, right.
Then four running steps, turning to
the right in a complete turn.
Figure 5 Wave and box turn
Gentleman takes three steps to the
left of his partner or left, right, left,
three to the right, three to the left
and turn half around, having partner
on his left side after the turn.