The One-Step was a ballroom dance popular in social dancing at the beginning of the 20th century.

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Troy Kinney writes that One-Step originated from the Turkey Trot dance, with all mannerisms of the latter removed, so that “of the original ‘trot’ nothing remains but the basic step”.[1]

The One-Step included the following basic figures (and a number of more advanced ones): [1]


  1. 1 2 Troy Kinney, Margaret West Kinney (1914) “The Dance: Its Place in Art and Life” (public domain, digitized by Google)
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