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April 28, 2008


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Oh pooh. I thought the dance in the movie was real.

Some of the other dances in the movie are much more accurate. The polka is a real puzzle.

Please, renew video link to this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFYaOKsQklc old one have broken

(From Susan: fixed it, thanks!)

Thanks, Susan! I am researching the music of the Castle era, and it is unclear to me if Irene & Vernon would have danced this to any Polka, if there were Ragtime influenced "polkas" that they might have used, or if they would use other 2/4 pieces. Of interest, I can not find any polkas that J. R. Europe composed for them.

Do you know of any specific pieces of that era that they would have used for this dance?


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