In my article I revealed that it is possible that the Peabody was named after the infamous New York police captain William Frank Peabody. I have been able to find two instances of him winning dance competitions and I’ve included those sources so that you need not take my word for it and also to […]
NOTE: This article was originally published in the American Dancer magazine May-July 2016 edition. I have included the article as it originally appeared below. If you have any questions, ideas, thoughts, or would like more of a certain type of source, please leave me a comment. If you would like to share part or all […]
In walking based dances such as Fox Trot, Waltz, and Tango one of the first lessons taught in dance studios is to walk “naturally” forward using a rolling heel to toe action or inversely backward rolling from toe to heel. The reasoning given is that is allows for a smooth walking action, better balance/control, powerful […]
Since my initial posting I’ve made an interesting find, I may have stumbled across the names of the those responsible for the introduction of the dance into popular culture, both here and abroad (see source to right). The pages I am adding to this post constitute the only other publications I am currently aware of that […]
Ragtime ballroom dancing rapidly evolved involving many experimental forms and fusion of old and new styles of dance.
The LuLu Fado, a dance few have ever heard of, was the rage in N.Y. for a brief moment in time. The moment were are referring to is the year 1914 and ballrooms everywhere were cranking out new dances to feed the new social dance crazy. It was only in the late 19th century […]