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irplane  -  Aeroplane WALTZ - Dance Origins title
          The Aeroplane Waltz was one of the most popular dances at the time and was often used in connection with the Hesitation Waltz. Joan Sawyer helped make this dance popular in the early 1910s and is a very pretty dance for Children. The Aeroplane waltz was respectfully dedicated to Mr. Wm. P. Baltz, Philadelphia, PA. and was originally danced to "Come Josephine in my Flying Machine," but can be any 3/4 tempo Waltz with dancers in Tango dance position. The glide and dip represented the aeroplane going over the mountain top and down into the valley.

Turn to the right or to the left with a Long Boston, four measures. A waltz

The Basic Step:
     Glide L. F. forward (1), raise R. F. front (2), hop on L. F. in this position (3). Repeat same with R. F. starting, one measure. Dancers take "Closed Position" by simply facing each other. Glide L. F. to side (1), draw R. F. to it (2) (3). Then take a more exaggerated step to the left with L. F. (1), draw R. F. to it (2) (3). This should be more of a dip.

Birth Place

Creation Date


Dance Type

USA 1910s n/a Waltz

Posters, Lobby Cards etc.

Sheet Music Covers

Airplane Music Titles

n/a 1912 - The Aeroplane Waltz (Joan Sawyer) Aero Valse
Aeroplane Dip
Aeroplane Waltz
Come Josephine in My Flying Machine
I Like Aeroplane Jelly
That Aero Rag
That Aeroplane Rag

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1914 - Persian (Garden) Room (NY) n/a n/a




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Other Dances of the time...

Aeroplane Waltz Charleston Hippohop LuLu Fado Shiver Shake
Apache Dance Chicken Flip Honey Bug Maxixe Skirt Dance
Argentine Ardor Collegiate Hooche Cooche Mooch and Sugar Slow Drag
Arizona Anguish Collegiate Foxtrot Horsetrot Necktie Waltz Syncopated Canter
Bacchanalian waltz Collegiate Shag Hug-Me-Tight One Step Tango
Boll Weevil Wiggle Dewey Dip Innovation Ostrich Stretch Terripan Toddle
Boston Dip Dizzy Drag Jazzarimba Pavlova Gavotte Texas Tommy
Break away Fado Foxtrot Kangaroo Canter Peabody Toddle
Bunny Hug Foxtrot Kangaroo Waltz Pickaninny Dandle Turkey Trot
Buzzard Lope Fuzzy-Wuzzy Kitchen Sink Pollywog Wiggle Two-Step
Cabbage Clutch Gaby Glide Lambeth Walk Puppy Snuggle Varsity Drag
Camel Walk Gilda Glide Lame Duck Quickstep Walkin' The Dog
Cantor Waltz Grizzly Bear Lemon Squeeze Salome dance Waltz
Cartel Waltz Grizzly Glide Lindy Hop Shadow Dance Wiggle-de-Wiggle
Castle Walk Hesitation Waltz Love Dance Shimmy

Dancers, Choreographers etc.

Albert C. Newman Joan Sawyer n/a

Books, Magazine Articles on the dance...



Date Published


Dances of Today Newman, Albert C. 1914 n/a




Song Writers

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Misc. Research Words that may be related ... to help your searches

Waltz Sawyer Newman Ragtime Dances
aeroplane / airplane