The dance was embellished with scissor-like flicks of the feet and fast trotting actions with abrupt stops. It has been said that dancers John Jarrott and Louise Gruenning introduced this dance as well as the Grizzly Bear at Ray Jones Café in Chicago, IL. around 1909.
How did the Turkey Trot get its name?
Turkey trot are footraces, usually of the long-distance variety, held on or around Thanksgiving Day in the United States. The name is derived from the use of turkey as a common centerpiece of the Thanksgiving dinner.
Where did the turkey trot dance come from?
It has been said that dancers John Jarrott and Louise Gruenning introduced this dance as well as the Grizzly Bear at Ray Jones Café in Chicago, IL. around 1909. Another theory states that it originated on the Barbary Coast, San Francisco, California.
What race is someone from turkey?
The Turkish people, or simply the Turks (Turkish: Türkler), are the world’s largest Turkic ethnic group; they speak various dialects of the Turkish language and form a majority in Turkey and Northern Cyprus.
What is a Turkey Trot family?
Thanksgiving is one of the most popular racing days of the year, and participating in a Turkey Trot is a longstanding tradition for many families. Often at Turkey Trots, you see runners of all ages and experience levels, out trying to cover a few miles before feasting on turkey (and plenty of sides, of course).
Dance Songs for Kids by The Learning Station
Turkey Trot Dance Lesson, by Peggy Pollard
A short movie clip of the Turkey Trot.