We do not yet know much about dance in Canada. We suspect that trends may be very similar to those in the United States. We note that mothers in the early 20th century seem to have tried to interest boys in dance, but without much success. Here there were social dance lessons. Balet seems to have been almost entirely a girls' activity. Schools often had basic lessons in social dances, commonly as part of physical education. Ethnic groups commonly promoted national dances. Here the most common seem to be the Irish and Scotts. Both were important groups which emigrated to Canada, especially the Scotts. We do not know if English and French Canadians varied as go their interest un dance.
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