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.
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 .