By Mark Knowles

The waltz, might be the main loved social dance of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as soon as provoked outrage from non secular leaders and different self-appointed arbiters of social morality. Decrying the corrupting impact of social dancing, they didn't suppress the recognition of the waltz or different dance crazes of the interval, together with the Charleston, the tango, and "animal dances" similar to the Turkey Trot, Grizzly endure, and Bunny Hug. This ebook investigates the improvement of those well known dances, contemplating particularly how their very life as "taboo" cultural fads finally supplied a catalyst for lasting social reform. as well as analyzing the effect of the waltz and different scandalous dances on model, song, relaxation, and social reform, the textual content describes the competition to bop and the proliferation of literature on each side.

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