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April 13, 2016

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I've recently been having fun dancing this to even slower music - foxtrots around 90bpm. It works nicely at this speed, too!

The pamphlet book "The Ball Room Exponent and Guide to Fashionable Dancing" was likely published later than 1902. The only source I know of for it is in Edinburgh Scotland and they date it c1909. The copy I have is the new edition from 1912 (it contains One Step and Crab Step).

Also something of note; the book spells the author's name J.B. M'Ewan, while inside it states several dances created by J.B. McEwan. Perhaps the author thought the alternate spelling sounded more sophisticated? I checked the ANAMOD Minutes and Dances for the annual congress of 1909 & 1910, both of which spell it J.B. McEwin.

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