The Camel Walk is one of the naughtiest of the Ragtime Era Animal Dances

When the leader steps onto his first foot he bends forward at the waist, and when he steps onto his second foot hes bends backward at the waist. The follower does the opposite, bending backward when stepping on her first foot and forward when on her second foot.

When done with lots of space between the two partners, this gives the dance a galumphing quality that might be reminiscent of a camel if you'd never seen one.

If there is little or no space between the two, it becomes dirty dancing and has quite a different look and quite a different feel.

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