Natasha Ciance


The Charleson
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When were the dances invented?
Most of the dances were invented in the 1920’s. The Charleston was one of the first,that ended up popular from its showing on two Broadway shows in 1922. After came the Black Bottom, most popular from 1926 to 1927. Then in 1927, the Lindy Hop took over and became the most popular social dance
Swing Styles.
Theres many different types of swing dancing, not one is excactly titiled "swing", for starters there's....

Savoy Swing: which is a style of Swing popular in the New York Savoy Ballroom in the 30's and 40's originally danced to Swing music. The Savoy style of swing is a very fast, jumpy, casual-looking style of dancing
Lindy style is a smoother-looking dance, the lindy hop evolved swig dance


Whip: a style of Swing popular in Houston, Texas, emphasizing moves spinning the follower between dance positions with a wave rhythm break.
Push: a style of swing popular in Dallas, Texas, emphasizing moves spinning the follower between dance positions with a rock rhythm break.
Supreme Swing: a style of Swing popular in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Imperial Swing: a style of Swing popular in St. Louis, Missouri.
Carolina Shag: a style of Swing popular in the Carolinas emphasizing the leader's nimble feet.
DC Hand Dancing: a Washington, DC synthesis of Lindy and Swing.
East Coast Swing: a 6 count style of Lindy popular in the ballroom dance school organizations.
Ballroom West Coast Swing: a style of swing popular in the ballroom dance school organizations and different from the style performed in the California night clubs and Swing dance clubs.
Cajun Swing: a Louisiana Bayou style of Lindy danced to Cajun music.
Pony Swing: a Country Western style of Cajun Swing.
Jive: the International Style version of the dance is called Jive, and it is danced competitively in the US and all over the world.




Dance Was Very important back in the 1920s and 1930s, it gave everyone the freedom to go out and express themselves with the soothing an yet up beat sounds of the rhythm entertainment we call music, and to just try new things and have fun :) Dance opened up many doors for people and also many minds, it became a talent and a lifestyle to lots of different people living in the 20s and 30s. Today would not be the same, it would preobably be bland and colorless with out a little bit of dance and music in our lives