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Re: Society "One-Step" Foxtrot
Posted by terence2
7/22/2014  5:36:00 AM
Not be confused.. Soc. F/T and peabodya re 2 different dances. The speed of P/Body is, or may be, around 50/60 bars a minute.

Soc. F/trot could be described as " brisk ". Its origins may be linked to a style know as " slicker " done primarily in Calif .And it is all based upon using the same beat thruout the dance. Most of this is reminiscient of the 20s style of dance .

P/Body was a NYC invention, as the story goes, named after an obese Cop. who could not get in "closed " position, so the dance was constructed with space between partners. It was on the A/Murray Gold.

step list until the late 60s ( I taught a few hrs of this ) It had locksteps in the basics..

Heres the the list..

Basic PB turn
Fwdlock and turn
Back lock
L Box turn
Pony in a circle
Swivel run
Six count turn
Spot grapevine
Grapevine
Underarm turn.

Gold Bar......

Fwd lock with hop ( ths was intoduced into QS many yrs ago )
L Spot turn
Back spiral
Pony with U/arm turn
Fallaway grapevine
P/Body pivots
Terrace step
Shuttle step
Pivot armlock



And yes, the locks are the same as those in QS, and the G/vine, same as the one used in Amer style smooth .


Theres a vid on the net somewhere of a good showcase P / Body .

Re: Society "One-Step" Foxtrot
Posted by ForrestOutman
7/19/2017  10:25:00 AM
Hi Terence, you are correct about the Peabody and it being part of AMI Gold and Gold Bar...though I appear to have a different version of the syllabi than you do. Mine have a somewhat different step list. I would be very interested in getting a copy of yours. I have a very large collection of both vintage and modern material I would be willing to trade for this. please don't hesitate to call/text 727-320-4001 or email me Forrest@DanceHistorian.com
Re: Society "One-Step" Foxtrot
Posted by terence2
7/20/2017  6:34:00 AM
I now live in the UK.. mail me at salsahoy2000@yahoo.com and leave me your home address.... Will mail you a copy..
Re: Society "One-Step" Foxtrot
Posted by terence2
7/20/2017  6:38:00 AM
Forgot to add. I also have dance step lists( AM ) in B. S. and Gold/bar ,from the 50/60s ( the time period in which I worked for AM and much later coached, in some studios )
Re: Society "One-Step" Foxtrot
Posted by socialdancer
7/20/2014  1:20:00 PM
There was an English Old Time dance called Society Foxtrot that was apparently danced in 1945, see this article.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/10/a4191310.shtml

Many of the dances mentioned are still danced today and the steps have been published in various books. So far I have not found one which lists Society Foxtrot, but there is a CD by Harry Davidson which includes the music originally used for the dance.
http://www.maestrorecords.com/music-cds/sequence-amp-old-time/sequence/savoy/harry-davidson-his-orchestra-those-were-the-days-5

Of course this may have no relation to the dance your friends are thinking of.
Re: Society "One-Step" Foxtrot
Posted by terence2
8/8/2014  7:00:00 AM


I danced to his Orchestra. several times in that period, but I don't re-call the 1 step being danced. He was noted for old time as it was then called . Lotsa sequence dances .
Re: Society "One-Step" Foxtrot
Posted by Maureen
7/31/2014  9:26:00 PM
Thanks for the info, everyone. I'll follow up your suggestions. MM
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