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  • Richard Powers

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The decade before World War I witnessed one of the largest Social dance crazes in Western culture, most of which developed in the United States.

During the 19th century most of North America’s social dances were imported from Europe, as American dance masters emulated the latest styles from London and Paris. A wide variety of social ballroom dances had blossomed during the Romantic era, including such turning couple dances as the ...

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