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Jazz-Age Dance Party, Governors Island, NY (The Sartorialist). This is what I call dancing. when you feel the music and move to the beat. Sorry, all you choregraphed and ballet dancers --- not 'real' dancing!

Image result for swing dance party  From movie "Swing Kids"

Swing Kids AKA that movie I watched once in HS for a US history class.that became THE MOVIE to watch in björk if you loved swing.

Dance

Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free --- Rumi

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.

The Savoy Ballroon was located in Harlem New York and open from 1926 to It was one of the most famous dance halls of the swing era. The Savoy was an integrated ballroom unlike the Cotton Club.

One of my all time favorite actors. His gangster movies are great and well as his non gangster ones! I just love his Lower East Side NY accent!!

“Absorption in things other than self is the secret of a happy life” James Cagney American actor and dancer, on stage and in film

Gregory Hines ~ This guy. Is so awesome. One of the BEST tap dancers ever!!

Gregory Hines - What a smile! Birth Name: Gregory Oliver Hines. Born: 14 February 1946 Died: 9 August One of the greatest tap dancers ever. Bet you are still tap dancing for the angels.

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Jitterbug I love old photos because of this: Even though people dress different ways based on where they are in time and space, we all experience the same emotions and think about the same big things.

Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth, 1942, publicity shot for "You Were Never Lovelier"

Rita Hayworth & Fred Astaire “For me she used to light up everything … She was such a beautiful girl to be around. That’s why she shines so. That’s why she’s a star.” ~ Fred Astaire on Rita Hayworth

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

“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”  - Albert Schweitzer -

“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. Dance scene from Funny Face

Swing Dance Family tree. Didn't even know this existed...News to me that modern jive is a swing dance.

This is what I've been trying to figure out, how Swing dances evolved! It's the Swing Dance Family tree!

Promise to hold me up and dance with me if I ever become too old to move my body.......That is LOVE

james and i in 50 years' time, i hope! we don't do it enough but we love to dance together. We aren't great or graceful but we are together and have fun :)

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Pop Singer Chubby Checker Singing His Hit Song "The Twist" on Dance Floor at Crescendo Nightclub

Pop Singer Chubby Checker Singing His Hit Song "The Twist" on Dance Floor at Crescendo Nightclub Premium Photographic Print

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