They're the same thing & used when waltz music gets absurdly fast at the turn of the previous century. This should get you started: http://www.libraryofdance.org/dances/ Search for the dance name & there's video.
Most of the serious dance historians are off at this Vintage Dance week as of yesterday. http://www.vintagevictorian.com/2016summer-bythe-sea.html --cin Cynthia Barnes cinbar...@gmail.com On Thu, Aug 4, 2016 at 10:10 AM, ruthan...@mindspring.com < ruthan...@mindspring.com> wrote: > Hello the list, after so long… > > Doing a play (“Camping with Henry and Tom”) where the character Henry Ford > refers to two dances: The Ripple and The Newport. A quick Google doesn’t > yiield anything. Did the playwright just make up these dance names, or were > they real dances around 1920? I’d very much like to hear from any reenactor > who has danced one or both, or even heard of one or both. > > Any help appreciated! > > —Ruth Anne Baumgartner > > _______________________________________________ > h-costume mailing list > email@example.com > http://mail.indra.com/mailman/listinfo/h-costume > _______________________________________________ h-costume mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://mail.indra.com/mailman/listinfo/h-costume