Tempo – 56 measures of 2 beats per minute
– 112 beats per minute
Pattern – Set
Duration – The time required to skate 4 sequences is 1:00 min.
“This dance is skated in Kilian position throughout with both partners skating the same steps in excellent unison. It is essential that the couple remain hip to hip throughout the dance. […]
Adjectives describing the character of this dance are bright, gay, lively, fast, happy. To achieve this mood, the footwork must be precise and crisp, and the timing of feet and body movement must be accurate. Supple knee action with a slight bounce will keep the performance from appearing too smooth, and free leg extensions must be apparent even on the one-count steps to avoid a slurring motion.”
Inventors – Reginald J. Wilkie and Daphne B. Wallis
First Performance – London, Westminster Ice Rink, 1938