The Seven Step

{1930}



Introduction

The Seven Step is a dance in 7/4 time invented by Adèle Collier in 1930 [AC30].

According to one source, it was created when Collier realized that the new fashion of long dresses would necessitate dancing with "dignified, graceful movements" [CE30].


The Dance


The Music

"The Seven Step (Come, Do the Seven)" by Bennett Scott is the only known piece of music for the dance [AC30]. I'm unaware of any recordings of it.

One source notes that "it is played at approximately the same tempo as the slow foxtrot, and has a most attractively lilting rhythm" [CE30].

Sources


© 2018 Nick Enge


If you or your community is interested in learning the Seven Step, .


For more, including descriptions of 25 different waltzes and hundreds of variations thereof, see Waltzing: A Manual for Dancing and Living a book by Richard Powers and Nick Enge.


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