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Copp's Arcade two step
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Creator : Carroll, Bert J.
Place Of Creation : Adelaide
Date of creation : [1906?]
Format : Sheet music
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

Towns and regions across Australia were lauded and sentimentalised in location songs that were used to promote regional produce or attract tourists.
The two-step has its origins in America and became popular in Australia in the early 20th century. The most popular dances in Australia until 1910 were the waltz, two-step, the lancers, the schottsche, the barn dance and the cakewalk.
By the end of World War One the foxtrot was the most popular dance in Australia. Boosted by the popularity of the new foxtrot songs it became the basis for the introduction of the jazz age dances.
Copp's was a music store inside the Adelaide Arcade.

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Coverage year : 1906
Period : 1884-1913
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :

Currency companion to music & dance in Australia, Sydney : Currency House in association with Currency Press, 2003

Heritage of the city of Adelaide : an illustrated guide, Adelaide : Corporation of the City of Adelaide, 1990

The history of Adelaide Arcade, [Adelaide : Adelaide Arcade Pty Ltd, 199-?]

Burden, Michael. Lost Adelaide : a photographic record, Melbourne : Oxford University Press, c1983

Holmes, Robyn. The collector's book of sheet music covers, Canberra : National Library of Australia, 2001

Internet links :

Adelaide Arcade : see especially Arcade Heritage

Australia Dancing

SA Memory From the ground up to see further information on Adelaide Arcade.



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