Bust A Move!! | 1943 Series 2/2 by Black History Album ~ Dancer Katherine Dunham doing the Florida East-Coast shimmy with dancer Ohardieno during performance of show "Tropical Revue," New York, 1943. Photo by Gjon Mili. Life Photo Archives, © Time Inc. via Flickr

Bust A Move!! | 1943 Series 2/2 by Black History Album ~ Dancer Katherine Dunham doing the Florida East-Coast shimmy with dancer Ohardieno during performance of show "Tropical Revue," New York, 1943. Photo by Gjon Mili. Life Photo Archives, © Time Inc. via Flickr

It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing | 1939    Meet Me At The Savoy! Photo Series (1 of 4)    The Savoy Ballroon was located in Harlem New York and open from 1926 to 1958. It was one of the most famous dance halls of the swing era and home to legendary dancers like Frankie Manning, Norma Miller, Leon James and Al Minns. The Savoy was an integrated ballroom unlike many of it’s contemporary ballrooms like the Cotton Club.

It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing | 1939 Meet Me At The Savoy! Photo Series (1 of 4) The Savoy Ballroon was located in Harlem New York and open from 1926 to 1958. It was one of the most famous dance halls of the swing era and home to legendary dancers like Frankie Manning, Norma Miller, Leon James and Al Minns. The Savoy was an integrated ballroom unlike many of it’s contemporary ballrooms like the Cotton Club.

In the late 1920's in Harlem Lindy Hop was breaking out wherever people were partying...

In the late 1920's in Harlem Lindy Hop was breaking out wherever people were partying...

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Einfach tanzen!... LINDY HOP Mittwoh - lass dich führen! Dancepartner.ch! Zürich, Bern, Basel, Luzern, Zug, St. Gallen, Chur, Lausanne, Biel, Genf, Lugano und tanzen Sie schweizweit Los! Hier findest du alle Tanzstile wie Tango, Salsa, Bachata, Zouk, Latin, Standard, West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop und noch viele mehr... starte deine Tanzreise - jetzt kostenlos anmelden!

Jitterbug dancers at a juke joint in 1939 - one of the dances that  shaped west coast swing dancing - photo from Library of Congress

Jitterbug dancers at a juke joint in 1939 - one of the dances that shaped west coast swing dancing - photo from Library of Congress

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