LEARN TO DANCE the Animal Dances, including Fox Trot, Horse Trot, Kangaroo Hop, Duck Waddle, Squirrel, Chicken Scratch, Turkey Trot, Grizzly Bear, with the Castle Walk, Tango, Maxixe, and Hesitation Waltz. Learn the steps to a fancy Fox Trot, the elegant Castle Walk, a sizzling Tango, a sensuous Maxixe, and a dreamlike Waltz from the new instructional video How To Dance Through Time, Volume II, Dances of the Ragtime Era 1910 to 1920, from Dancetime Publications. The dancers in this video provide 44 step combinations and 'how to' instructions to help viewers learn the most popular social dances of the early 20th century: Animal dances/ Fox Trot, Horse Trot, Kangaroo Hop, Duck Waddle, Squirrel, Chicken Scratch, Turkey Trot, and Grizzly Bear, Castle Walk, Tango, Maxixe, and Hesitation Waltz. As with all the HOW TO DANCE THROUGH TIME videos, the dances are introduced with a concise, historical overview illustrated with authentic photographs and drawings. All the steps are carefully researched from authentic period manuscripts. Each instruction shows close up views and slow motion so that easy learning is possible. Professional dancers demonstrate step details. Following the instructional section, dancers perform all the dances with the authentic music and fashions of the era. Production of the How To Dance Through Time series follows rave reviews from consumers, libraries, colleges, dance lovers, and historians who have enthusiastically embraced the two volume video set, DANCETIME! 500 Years of Social Dance.
I felt anyone could learn the steps of the dances without a problem. I would recommend this video to anyone who is interested in learning to do vintage dances and who wants to find out more about the history of this particular type of dance. --Let's Dance
These instructional videos will be invaluable to choreographers who create dances for period films or for cotillions and charity balls. They preserve the art form and provide the story of the cultural phenomenon, thus making a perfect addition to dance, design, and anthropological libraries. --Dance On Camera Journal
...Even after more than a decade of practicing Ragtime Dance, we found new material here and intend to share it with our students. --Folk Dance Scene