Breakaway (Break-A-Way) was a swing dance was originally a syncopated Two-step. In the Polka a step called the Coquette (Love Chase) is defined as "The lady escapes from her partner and polkas solo while the gent pursues her, arms akimbo."[1]

The Break-Away was the name of swing before being named the Lindy Hop by Shorty George in 1927. The Breakaway was a cross between the "Texas Tommy, Two-step, Apache Dance, Turkey Trot, Cakewalk and Grizzly Bear.[2]

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  1. ^ 19th century POLKA variations "19th century POLKA variations". Archived from the original on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2011-05-05. retrieved 05.05/2011
  2. ^ "the BREAKAWAY Dance | pre Lindy Hop Swing Dance". Retrieved 2022-08-29.

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