Posted by Cassia on July 08, 1997 at 18:27:13:
In reply to Re: Waltzes as a reflection of society posted by Caroline on July 08, 1997 at 14:53:53
] She relates its growing popularity to the simultaneous turning of intellectual focus from community to individual in other areas of society. A bit much to lay on a dance, but interesting nonetheless.
] I've heard that said before, but that the waltz was an example, not a cause! Do you think the idea(in either format) has any credence?
I think it is a perfect idea. Anyone who is a baby boomer or older has actually watched this happen. Starting in the Sixties dances began to have fewer steps so that by the late 70's, once the disco craze was over dances had no steps at all as everyone just did their own thing on the dance floor. This meant that men left off dancing both because it no longer had rules and because sexual liscence ment they no longer had to. So sad.
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