Slow Dancing

1950s dancing

 

1950s Slow Dance Steps:  Slow dancing in the Fifties was romantic and often elegant. Graceful movements performed in unison by a man and a woman.

[DANCING COUPLE]

Okay, so I didn’t actually know anybody cool enough to look that good, but you’ve seen Dirty Dancing, so you get the idea.

Actually, we knew this one step and we made the most of it. It’s called the box step.

 

 

For Him

Step forward on your left foot.
Slide your right foot up even.
Move your right foot to the right.
Slide your left foot over to meet it.
Step back on your right foot.
Slide your left foot back to meet it.
Move your left foot to the left.
Slide your right foot over to meet it and return to the original position.

For Her

Step back on your right foot.
Slide your left foot back even.
Move your left foot to the left.
Slide your right foot over to meet it.
Step forward on your left foot.
Slide your right foot forward to meet it.
Move your right foot to the right.
Slide your left foot over to meet it and return to the original position.

 

1950s dance stepsGentleman, your right hand goes on her waist. Your left hand lightly holds hers at shoulder level. Ladies your left hand is on his shoulder, your right hand in his.

The gentleman leads going forward, while the lady follows, moving backward. This begs social commentary, but in my Fifties ladylike mode, it will have to wait for a more appropriate forum.

Now that you know how to dance, grab your honey and take a spin or two around the floor.

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50s dances

The above are the recollections of my sister Candace.