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Type of Source: Photograph - This is a photograph of people dancing in the 1920s. Along with the Jazz Age, came the encouragement for people to engage in fun and daring dances. Some notable and popular dances were; the Charleston, the Black Bottom and the Fox Trot.

Type of Source: Photograph - This is a photograph of people dancing in the 1920s. Along with the Jazz Age, came the encouragement for people to engage in fun and daring dances. Some notable and popular dances were; the Charleston, the Black Bottom and the Fox Trot.

The feeling of dancing. Swing: step-step-rock step; a dance full of energy, very tiring

The feeling of dancing. Swing: step-step-rock step; a dance full of energy, very tiring

Via www.sharonmdavis.com:   “Swing dancing” is an umbrella term for any dance done to swinging jazz music from the 1920s, 30s or 40s. The most popular (and spectacular) of these dances was the Lindy Hop - a partnered dance that evolved out of the Charleston in the late 1920s, in Harlem New York.   It is named after aviator Charles Lindbergh (1927 newspaper headlines read “Lindy Hops The Atlantic”). It is sometimes just called The Lindy, and some parts of the world knew it as The Jitterbug.

Via www.sharonmdavis.com: “Swing dancing” is an umbrella term for any dance done to swinging jazz music from the 1920s, 30s or 40s. The most popular (and spectacular) of these dances was the Lindy Hop - a partnered dance that evolved out of the Charleston in the late 1920s, in Harlem New York. It is named after aviator Charles Lindbergh (1927 newspaper headlines read “Lindy Hops The Atlantic”). It is sometimes just called The Lindy, and some parts of the world knew it as The Jitterbug.

Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. This is a still from the movie Shall We Dance?

Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. This is a still from the movie Shall We Dance?

Paris 1952. Reminds me of passing people learning to Tango on the banks of the river when we were once in Paris.

Paris 1952. Reminds me of passing people learning to Tango on the banks of the river when we were once in Paris.

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