1920s Parisian Blues
& 1930s French Valse Boston


These are some of the essential variations of Blues in the 1920s, as described in Parisian dance manuals of the time.

These manuals documented the evolution of 1920s Blues into the 1930s French Valse Boston, danced today as Cross-Step Waltz.


1920s Blues
» Follow Backing
» Turning
» Side Steps
» Crab Walk

1920s Fox Blues
» Basic
» Zig Zag
» Rocking Zig Zag
» Pas Titubé
» Pas Titubé (Pivoting Version)
» Pas Titubé (Crossing in Front)
» Pas Titubé (Crossing in Front, SQQ Timing)

1930s French Valse Boston
» Zig Zag
» Turning Basic
» Pas Titubé

If you or your community is interested in learning 1920s Blues, .

For more, see our two books on dancing:
Waltzing: A Manual for Dancing and Living (2013) by Richard Powers and Nick Enge,
and Cross-Step Waltz: A Dancer's Guide (2019) by Richard Powers and Nick & Melissa Enge.

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