Harry Fox and the Fox-Trot

The Roaring Twenties was full of fad dances. Some that endured—and therefore can’t be called fads any more—include the Fox-Trot and the tango. 

The Fox-Trot appeared about the beginning of World War I (called the Great War, since, obviously, no one at that time knew there would be a second war twenty years later). Its inventor was Harry Fox (real name Arthur Carringford ), a vaudeville dancer and comedian who introduced it in New York’s vaudeville theaters with his performing group, the American Beauties.

Try this short youtube video for a 1920s Foxtrot lesson.  

Published in: on October 31, 2010 at 2:03 pm  Leave a Comment  

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