"I think women are foolish to think they are equal to men.
They are superior and always have been."
The Animal Dance craze in the early part of the 20th century in the US was directly correlated with the popularity of ragtime music which was morphing into swing. There were an endless varieties of animal dance fads, such as: Horse Trot, Kangaroo Hop, Duck Waddle, Squirrel Rag, Chicken Scratch Hop, Turkey Trot, and Grizzly Bear Shag. There were no new steps invented and the young were the designated targets. Both music and dance reflected the vibrancy of modern, urban influences. The music is typified by Scott Joplin’s rags and made popular to the middle class by "Alexander's Ragtime Band,” in 1911.
"I Believe" by Frankie Laine
We still see it and we should all take note of the Disciplines. Let's face it, they know something. American Style has two divisions roughly dividing the European (Smooth) and the Latin (Rhythm.) The Smooth Division has Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz. The Rhythm Division has the Rumba, Cha Cha Cha, Swing, Bolero, Mambo.
International Style has the Standard Division with Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Viennese Waltz and Quick Step. The Latin Division has Rumba, Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Paso Doble and Jive. These people without a doubt have had something for almost a century. Good dancers? Of course.
"The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise" by Les Paul and Mary Ford.
So that "Socially" we have readily acceptable dances that we can dance in partner fashion most comfortably to enjoy the movement to music. You can see it without the use of divisions. Rumba, Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Tango, Waltz, Foxtrot and Swing. These seem to be the requirements, The rest is gingerbread, when was the last time you dropped into a Night Club for a little Paso Doble?