American Experience

Henry Ford Gives Dance Lessons

Clip: Season 1 | 1m 21s

In the 1920s, many Americans were listening to Jazz and learning the Charleston. Henry Ford preferred the country dances he learned as a boy - quadrilles, gavottes, the schottische, the polka and the chorus jig were his favorites. Later in life he hosted dance lessons in Dearborn twice a week to teach what he believed was the correct, old way of dancing.

Aired: 01/29/13

Rating: NR

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