The Champion Strut dance was created by Marge and Gower Champion. They devised this dance to accommodate shy people wanting to learn to dance. It's idea's were taken from the Lambeth Walk, Cakewalk and Swing done to a syncopated beat.
The Champion Strut had its premiere at the Statler Hotel in Los Angeles for the "Dancing Masters Of America Convention" on 8/25/1954. Reportedly, it was a success.
Marge and Gower were very successful stage and screen choreographers and dancers in their day.