The Seven Step



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].


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The Book of Mixers: 100 Easy-Teach Dances for Getting Acquainted (2022) by Richard Powers and Nick & Melissa Enge,
Cross-Step Waltz: A Dancer's Guide (2019) by Richard Powers and Nick & Melissa Enge, and
Waltzing: A Manual for Dancing and Living (2013) by Richard Powers and Nick Enge.

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