They're the same thing & used when waltz music gets absurdly fast at the
turn of the previous century.  This should get you started:   Search for the dance name & there's

Most of the serious dance historians are off at this Vintage Dance week as
of yesterday.
Cynthia Barnes

On Thu, Aug 4, 2016 at 10:10 AM, <> 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
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