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  Big Apple (dance) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Big Apple is both partner dance and line dance originated in the Afro-American community of the United States of the beginning of the 20th century.
The dance was an instantaneous hit in the white community with people coming to South Carolina from all over the country to see the new Big Apple dance they'd heard about.
The "Origins of the Big Apple" section uses the material from the Big Apple history, with the author's permission.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Big_apple_(dance_move)   (670 words)

 The Big Apple: SUMMARY: "The Big Apple"
The “Big Apple”; racing circuit had meant “the big time,” the place where the big money was to be won.
Horses love apples, and apples were widely regarded as the mythical king of fruit.
The “Big Apple”; plaque that I put on the building at Broadway and West 54th Street in 1996 was quickly removed during renovations and has never been replaced.
www.barrypopik.com /article/3/summary-the-big-apple   (456 words)

 Historical dance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Usually they are danced as performance, but may well be danced for pleasure in the historical dance clubs and societies.
All the same dances that were done in the mid century are still being done in the late century, but by fewer people and with less enthusiasm.
Dance masters, in a vain attempt to maintain their place in society and in the economy, invent dances of greater and greater complexity.
hallencyclopedia.com /Historical_dance   (589 words)

 Streetswing's Dance History Archives- Big Apple Dance -Main1
Is a group participation dance that uses swing dance as a host.
The Big Apple has some roots in the Square Dance as well.
The Big Apple was a group participation dance that included all the earlier swing steps and required a caller.
www.streetswing.com /histmain/z3bigapl.htm   (661 words)

 BIG APPLE 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Big Apple, held at the Sheraton Meadowlands in New Jersey, holds this year's title as UCWDC Worlds Favorite North American Dance Event and I think they certainly lived up to it.
The line dance room was hopping and the party lasted all night long with Djs Wildman Louie, James Gregory (jg2) and John Lindsay, I made it to stay up all night on Friday night but by Saturday I was resting and hoping I would be well enough to compete on Sunday.
For one thing about half of the room consists of competitors from all over the world so most of the dances are really new and they are from all of the recent dance weekends from all over the world.
mywebpages.comcast.net /pepper.siquieros/bigapplereview.html   (1120 words)

 Learn more about List of dances in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
There may also be listed dances which could either be considered a specific dance or a family of related dances, depending on your perspective.
For example ballet, ballroom dance and folk dance can be considered a single dance style or a family of related dances.
Variants of a specific dance should be listed as indented items, and not as separate items.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /l/li/list_of_dances.html   (430 words)

 Dance on Video: Media Resources Center UCB
Faubion Bowers discusses the 18th century Kabuki dance, The salt gatherer, as the famous Kabuki actor Baiko VII performs the dance which is based on a Noh drama about a simple local girl who loves a court noble during his exile to a remote island and her subsequent abandonment.
Dances include a celebrated invocation "of auspicious beginnings" from South India; a south Indian dance to a religious song; and a North Indian dance of great antiquity that came from Hindu tradition but was adapted by the Moslem culture and spread from Spain to China.
Temple and concert dances were practised by temple dancers of Andhra, while narrative traditional dances were to be found in the repertoires of both temple dancers and Brahman male performances in villages.
www.lib.berkeley.edu /MRC/DanceVid.html   (13177 words)

 Big Apple Columbia South Carolina Frankie Manning
The Big Apple nightclub became one of Columbia’s most popular African-American dance spots at a time when South Carolina businesses were still segregated.
Within a year of the Big Apple’s opening, African-American dancers crafted an energetic dance that spawned a national craze.
The “Big Appledance eventually traveled to New York City where it served as a watershed for the Swing era.
www.metromark.net /bigapple.htm   (877 words)

 Etymologie, Étymologie, Etymology - US Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika, États-Unis, United States of ...
Walter Winchell used it in a 1927 column to refer to Broadway ("Broadway is the Big Apple, the Main Stem, the goal of all ambition, the pot of gold at the end of a drab and somewhat colorless rainbow.").
In 1937 a dance called "the big apple" was launched in an African-American nightclub called "Fat Sam's Big Apple", in Columbia, South Carolina, and became a short lived national craze.
A tourism advertising campaign in the 1970s that used the term "The Big Apple" as a theme re-stimilated the usage and brought the name to the attention of millions who had not otherwise heard it.
www.linklistlabor.info /~e/u_/us-staedt.html   (1544 words)

 Vintage Shag & Big Apple dance workshop, May 1998   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The vintage shag is a fun, close dance that enables you to dance easily and creatively to fast-paced music and yet also allows you to conserve your energy.
The Big Apple is a collection of jazzy swing steps danced in a circle with a caller calling out the steps to big band tunes, and the Little Apple has the same steps but arranged for dancing with a partner.
Betty Wood is one of the original Big Apple dancers who took the Big Apple to New York City in 1937.
www.peak.org /~clarkm/events/1998/prelim.html   (332 words)

 The Big Apple: Damon Runyon (who never used "Big Apple")
In the early thirties, the phrase was applied to Harlem by jazz buffs, and a nightclub called ‘The Big Apple’; flourished; a frenetic dance by that name popularized the term nationally.
An apple is shaped like the world, and by synecdoche, the Big Apple has come to stand for the place where opportunities—and problems—converge.
The was a New York Times obituary of December 6, 1995, “Charles Gillett, 80, the Creator Of the ‘Big Apple’; Ad Campaign: “He was also involved in negotiations to bring the Democratic National Convention to Madison Square Garden in 1976, the first national political convention held in New York since 1924.
www.barrypopik.com /article/12/damon-runyon-who-never-used-big-apple   (585 words)

 Dance New Orleans
The Big Apple was the Electric Slide of 1937, a phenomenon that swept the country and then faded almost as quickly as it bloomed.
On Labor Day weekend, dance partners Richard Durlach and Breedlove will kick off a campaign to record the memories and collect memorabilia of the original Big Apple dancers, fl and white.
Arthur Murray began teaching the new dance, and he expanded his dance studios from one to a string of studios across the nation.
www.dnoinc.org /index.php?action=fullnews&id=192   (674 words)

 Big Apple   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Big Apple elektronics - Beograd, Prodaja i servis kompjutera, kompjutrske opreme, Playstation konzola, mobilnih telefona i ostalih elektronskih uredjaja i kucnih aparata.
The Big Apple Chorus is the Manhattan Chapter of the Barbershop Quartet Society.
Big Apple Knitters Guild is an organization of Knitters in New York City.
www.detroitcityskates.com /traffic/Big-Apple.htm   (2777 words)

 Why is New York Called "The Big Apple"?
The dance was a variation of jitterbugging, with elements of such other fl dances as the shag, the flea hop and the strut.
The dance is said to have begun in a South Carolina church converted into a dance hall.
The terms the Big Apple as a dance and the Big Apple as designation for New York City reinforced each other, but it’s clear the name for New York came first.
archive.blackvoices.com /research/blackfacts/bl_fact_122.asp   (296 words)

 The Big Apple
The Big Apple was a dance craze that swept the USA in the late 1930's.
It is done in a circle and is actually a dance in which the steps are called out by a Caller, just like in square dancing.
The America Dances compilation has lots of wonderful resources on the Big Apple, including former Whitey's Lindy Hoppers Al Minns and Leon James demonstrating 14 of the the popular steps used in the dance.
www.swingdanceshop.com /bigapple.html   (244 words)

 Big Apple Gelato   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Big Apple is fully licensed, with an extensive wine list.
When the first Big Apple Fine Food restaurant opened at 137 Ottawa Street North in downtown Hamilton, it was an instant success thanks to its splendid decor, authentic Italian cuisine and fabulous service.
The Big Apple hosts private parties for groups of 10 to 150.
www.bigapplegelato.com   (244 words)

 Dance Magazine: Big Apple for the teacher: Christine Colby-Jacques, winner of the 'Dance Magazine Appreciates Dance ...
Dance Magazine's coverage of this growing age group delights her: "Your coverage has given us a validity and elevated dancers over forty to normalcy.
Because great dance inspires, the great dance teachers are inspirational, and Luigi--for his style, his tenacity, and his triumph over adversity--has earned his place of honor in the pantheon of celebrated and revered teachers.
Christine-Colby-Jacques is a teacher at the State Ballet of Missouri, a professional dancer, and a B.A. candidate in dance at the University of Kansas.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1083/is_n11_v72/ai_21281336   (1646 words)

 VOA Wordmaster - March 24, 2002 - ''Big Apple,'' ''Kangaroo Court''   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In stalking the "Big Apple," he started off from clues found by Gerald Cohen, a professor at the University of Missouri.
He admitted twice that the Big Apple was his, that he heard it from an African American stable hand in New Orleans at the Fairgrounds Racetrack in about 1920, and that it referred to the big time in horse racing."
POPIK: "The Big Apple, the dream of every lad that ever threw a leg over a thoroughbred and the goal of all horsemen.
www.manythings.org /voa/wm/wm149.html   (907 words)

 Big Apple Futon
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www.futonsstyle.com /futon1/BigAppleFuton   (1016 words)

 Welcome to The New-York Historical Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
That's New York." Fitz Gerald would intermittently call his columns "Around The Big Apple" and "On The Big Apple." By the 1930s, jazz musicians had it adopted the lingo, now referring to Harlem and the city at large as the jazz capital of the world.
By the 1950s The Big Apple had fallen into disuse in mainstream conversation and is recalled as a forgotten phrase in Kurt Vonnegut's 1969 best-selling novel Slaughterhouse-Five.
In his introduction, editor Edward Martin notes that Midwesterners complain that New York as "the big apple gets a disproportionate share of the national sap." Etymologists assert that this usage is a mere curiosity and has no lineage that can be traced to later slang.
www.nyhistory.org /library/nyhsqa.html   (2834 words)

 Big Apple Circus Picturesque - New York - JimsDeli NYC Guide
The Big Apple Circus was founded in 1977 by Paul Binder and Michael Christensen.
Picturesque is the 27th production of the Big Apple Circus and celebrates great Impressionist and Modern artists by bringing the works of Renoir, Degas, Chagall, Lautrec, Calder and Picasso to life.
Can't have a circus without animals and the Big Apple variety include Yasmine Smart and her Arabian stallions and the birds, dogs and cats trained by Svetlana Shamsheeva.
www.jimsdeli.com /events/big-apple-circus   (254 words)

 Flyin' Footwork Productions - Big Apple Workshop
The Big Apple is danced in a circle, and is loaded with high-energy jazz steps and fun footwork.
The Big Apple is a super addition to any swing dancer's repertoire, and learning it is a great way to pick up the styling of some of the original Lindy Hoppers.
In the last couple of years, the Big Apple has enjoyed a revival in popularity among swing dancers nationwide.
www.flyinfootwork.com /workshops/11-03-Big-Apple.php   (403 words)

 big apple --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
Because of the apple's fine qualities, it is sometimes called the king of fruits.
The Big Bang Theory is the most commonly accepted idea about the creation of the universe.
The Big Bang Theory explains how the universe was created fifteen billion years ago.
www.britannica.com /eb/article?tocId=9079146   (694 words)

 Big Apple Fest - JimsDeli NYC guide
The oversized apples are four feet tall and four feet in diameter.
The apples are put in place and unveiled around the City during the Labor Day weekend.
Some details aren't in yet, but we know that in September there will be a big kickoff party, and Big Apple Fest Concert Series at B B Kings Blues Club.
www.jimsdeli.com /events/big-apple-fest   (219 words)

 Big Apple Roll
The third annual Big Apple Roll Weekend (BAR) is an exciting weekend of group skates, adventures exploring and experiencing New York City on skates.
Central Park is also the capital of dance skating where you can join the worlds greatest skate dancers for a truly unique experience.
Big Apple Roll Fee $ 65 / Empire members $ 55 / Day of the Event: $ 85
www.empireskate.org /bigappleroll   (172 words)

 List of dances   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Samba (dance) (Ballroom, International Latin; also Brazilian traditional, see Samba (music))
Swing (both as family of dances and as specific Texas dance)
Upa, Upa Habanera, claimed by some to be the origin of merengue (music) and Merengue (dance).
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/list_of_dances   (485 words)

 The Big Apple
Click to see a portion of the column which includes his use of "Big Apple." Part of a second column is also available.
Above, a cartoon representing the idea of the "big apple" from the 1920s.
Betsy Gotbaum and the fictional "Big Apple whores"
www.barrypopik.com   (1528 words)

 NYC SEEN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dances of dragons, unicorns, and lions are enhanced by firecrackers, to ensure good luck for the coming year.
Of all the mythological beasts, lions are the most common at the New Year, although many published photographs have misidentified the large papier mache masks as dragons.
On the streets, we see that lion dancing is a unique folk drama melding the foundations of kung-fu practice with skillful characterization through dance.
www.photoarts.com /cooper/index2.html   (336 words)

 Movies with Lindy Hop: The Big Apple aka Jitterin' Jitterbugs
he Big Apple, a circle dance of traditional jazz steps done to swing music in response to a caller was very popular in the late 1930s, sweeping dance halls across the United States.
In practise, in social dance settings, The Big Apple was never done the same way twice because it was called spontaneously by the caller in response to the music.
Like many dance filmclips,(see Malcolm X for a recent example) this is pure fiction -- acrobatic steps were never done in a thick crowd like that!
www.mcn.org /a/lindyhop/big_apple.html   (300 words)

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