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  Charleston (dance) - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Danced as a solo, with a partner, or in a group, it is marked...
Charleston Cosmetology Institute, Charleston Southern University, Charleston Southern University, Charleston Southern University, Graduate...
The Charleston dance became popular after appearing along with the song, "The Charleston," by James P. Johnson in the Broadway musical [i]Runnin' Wild[/i] in 1923.
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 charleston, dance. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The charleston is characterized by outward heel kicks combined with an up-and-down movement achieved by bending and straightening the knees in time to the syncopated 4/4 rhythm of ragtime jazz.
The steps are thought to have originated with the fls living on a small island near Charleston, S.C. Performed in Charleston as early as 1903, the dance made its way into Harlem stage shows by 1913.
Both dance and song, expressive of the reckless daring, abandon, and restlessness of the jazz-age flappers, soon became the rage throughout the United States.
www.bartleby.com /65/ch/charlestn-dnc.html   (174 words)

  
  MIXED PICKLES Vintage Dance Time Line - Jazz Era
The Charleston was introduced to the public in the Ziegfield Follies of 1923 by the all fl cast of a show called "Runnin' Wild." From its theatrical origins the Charleston became immensely popular all across America.
On the heels of the Charleston followed the Black Bottom, which like many jazz era dances was adapted from fl theater dance and the Varsity Drag which was introduced in the Broadway musical "Good News." A new style of Blues Dancing also developed to fit the disreputable atmosphere of the speakeasy.
Perhaps one reason we have seen a craze for nostalgia in social dancing in the 90's is that not since Disco dancing in the 70's have we had a style of dancing that all classes and ages of Americans have found to their taste.
www.mixedpickles.org /jazzdance.html   (1765 words)

  
  charleston (dance move) - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com
Steps from the Charleston dance are fused into Lindy Hop and many other forms of swing, as well as into Quickstep and Modern Jive.
Charleston usually goes on the count of 8, and here are three versions of the charleston.
Charleston are used in several dances besides the original Charleston (dance).
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 Charleston (dance) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charleston was one of the dances from which Lindy Hop developed in the 1930s, though the Breakaway (dance) is popularly considered an intermediary dance form.
In this later Charleston form, the hot jazz timing of the 1920s Charleston was adapted to suit the swing jazz music of the 30s and 40s.
Usually danced to jazz music recorded or composed in the 1920s, 20s solo Charleston is styled quite differently to the Charleston associated with the 1930s, 1940s and Lindy Hop, though they are structurally similar.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Charleston_(dance)   (1612 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Charleston (dance) Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Charleston is danced in 8-count: solo, with a partner, or...
Charleston is danced in 8-count: solo, with a partner, or in groups (usually facing lines).
The rhythm is a traditional one from West Africa; it was popularized in mainstream dance music in the United States of America by a 1923 tune called The Charleston by composer/pianist James P. Johnson which originated in the Broadway show Runnin' Wild and became one of the most popular hits of the decade.
www.ipedia.com /charleston__dance_.html   (486 words)

  
 Great Gatsby Web Site - 1999   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dancing was, and still is today in the 1990s, a great form of entertainment as well as exercise.
While dancing, people can let go of all their cares and just enjoy the music as well as the company of those they are dancing with.
Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire were famous dance partners of the 1920s and 1930s and they led the U.S. in all of the most popular dance forms of the times through their work together in shows and movies.
www.fcps.k12.va.us /westspringfieldhs/academic/english/1project/99gg/99gg2/dance.htm   (408 words)

  
 ARTSEDGE: The Charleston
Explain how the Charleston was a break from the traditional, memorized dances of the past, and allowed for personal expression and style.
Tell students that the Charleston is the first dance they will learn for a class performance, "Dancing through the Decades." As they learn the steps, students should think about how this dance is similar to and/or different from dance movements today.
Using the Assessment Rubric handout, evaluate performance during the students' practice in class (exposure, not mastery, is the goal of the lesson) and in presentation of the Venn diagrams.
artsedge.kennedy-center.org /content/2129   (1424 words)

  
 MIXED PICKLES Vintage Dance Time Line - Jazz Era
The Charleston was introduced to the public in the Ziegfield Follies of 1923 by the all fl cast of a show called "Runnin' Wild." From its theatrical origins the Charleston became immensely popular all across America.
On the heels of the Charleston followed the Black Bottom, which like many jazz era dances was adapted from fl theater dance and the Varsity Drag which was introduced in the Broadway musical "Good News." A new style of Blues Dancing also developed to fit the disreputable atmosphere of the speakeasy.
Perhaps one reason we have seen a craze for nostalgia in social dancing in the 90's is that not since Disco dancing in the 70's have we had a style of dancing that all classes and ages of Americans have found to their taste.
www.angelfire.com /pa/vintagedance/jazzdance.html   (0 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - charleston, dance (Dance) - Encyclopedia
The charleston is characterized by outward heel kicks combined with an up-and-down movement achieved by bending and straightening the knees in time to the syncopated 4/4 rhythm of ragtime jazz.
The steps are thought to have originated with the fls living on a small island near Charleston, S.C. Performed in Charleston as early as 1903, the dance made its way into Harlem stage shows by 1913.
Both dance and song, expressive of the reckless daring, abandon, and restlessness of the jazz-age flappers, soon became the rage throughout the United States.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/C/charlestn-dnc.html   (230 words)

  
 Social Dance Instructional Videos
Dances demonstrated are the the 15th Century Balli; the 16th Century So Ben Mi Chi Ha Bon Tempo, La Volta and Galliard; the 18th Century Contradances and Folies d’Espagne; the Early 19th Century Country Dances; the Mid 19th Century Quadrilles and Durang’s Hornpipe; and the Late 19th Century Polka, Mazurka, Gallop and Cotillion.
These dances are performed, in parts and as a whole, with the appropriate 19th century music and fashions.
This dance retrospective spans the panorama from average Americans dancing in newsreels to top quality performers who have left a legacy of graceful dance moves across the ballroom floor.
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 Texas Aggie Swing Cats
Swing dance locates its roots and origins in the spontaneous dances of gifted improvisers to the music of Ragtime Piano, Jazz, and Dixieland, beginning roughly at the turn of the 20th century.
Legend has it that in the mid 1920's, dancers at the Savoy Ballroom were dancing the Charleston and incorporating elements from other popular dances of the day, to include the Texas Tommy, the Black Bottom and the Cakewalk.
While the dance that evolved from all this creative energy came to be known as the "Lindy Hop", it should be remembered that during this early development of Swing dancing, there were certainly many different styles of now unnamed and undocumented swing dance.
tasc.tamu.edu /history.html   (1352 words)

  
 Charleston (dance) - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The quickstep is a much quicker version of the foxtrot, incorporating elements of the Charleston.
Jazz Dance, broad term for American social and stage dance employing jazz or jazz-influenced music.
As social dance, jazz dance originated in fl...
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 Swing Dance Styles
The dance was "rediscovered" by Sylvia Sykes and Jonathan Bixby in the 1980's (the dance also benefited from the swing dance "revival" of the 1990's).
Some had trouble perfecting the movements, were not familiar enough with the dance, and were not agile enough to perform the steps and movements in the street style and spirit, capturing the essence of the dance.
Dance choreographers (to include Collins) would often replace the circular type movements of the Lindy Hop and Jitterbug with movement along a straight line or "slot" so they could place more couples on the floor without losing their faces to the camera.
www.uky.edu /StudentOrgs/HKSDC/Dances.html   (5918 words)

  
 Charleston Dance - Streetswings Dance History archives - Main Page
The Charleston, was performed as early as 1903 in the Southern States.
In the 1920's, Women who did the Charleston were called "Flappers" because of the way they would flap their arms and walk like birds while doing the Charleston.
In 1926 a dance called the "Black Bottom" became the craze and briefly replaced the Charleston all together with the exception of it being done in the Lindy Hop (In 1927 "Shorty George" Snowden renamed the Breakaway the Lindy Hop.
www.streetswing.com /histmain/z3chrlst.htm   (1316 words)

  
 Charleston - DANCE ‌ Spring into Spoleto - Charleston Ballet Theatre goes natural with Rite of Spring - ...
In recent years, Charleston Ballet Theatre has made a Piccolo tradition of sorts out of performing under the massive Angel Oak, an ancient live oak tree on Johns Island estimated to be over 1,400 years old.
The Russian title literally means, "Spring the Sacred." Inspired by pagan ritualistic dance, and informed by the expertise of archaeologist and folklorist Nikolai Roerich, Rite of Spring is Stravinsky's magnum opus.
Ballet purists and creationists alike need not worry; the Charleston Ballet Theatre's Jill Eathorne-Bahr has choreographed a performance that transports viewers back to the beginning of time, and there is Adam, and there is Eve.
www.charlestoncitypaper.com /gyrobase/Content?oid=oid:13670   (617 words)

  
 The lead for tandem/behind the back-charleston - Dance Forums
I have made up my mind to restart doing my other dances, that is dances other than salsa, and I have clean forgot how to do this.
The way I understand tandem/traveling charleston is: anything the leader does to get behind the follower is valid (as long as the leader can start tandem charleston on an odd beat, not a snare beat).
The entrance to charleston could be anything when the couples end in the charleston position, preferable with a momentum causing both partners to end up with a backstep on the left foot at an odd beat.
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 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   (11884 words)

  
 Dance Charleston
Bizarrely, these dances are white rip-offs of fl slave spoofs of the walking style of rich white posers (as with the Cake-Walk).
It is quite possible to dance Charleston without a partner but ballroom sequences expect one.
The dances tend to be Swing or Blues versions of the Quickstep (with chassés and locks etc).
homepage.ntlworld.com /susan.foord/dance/danceqx.htm   (580 words)

  
 FOOTMAD Dance Series
The FOOTMAD dance season runs October through May. Dances are held on the third Friday of the month during the season.
Dance Weekend, Fayette County Park/4H Camp, Beckwith [near Fayetteville], WV.
From the dance floor to the dining hall to the rural park setting, beautiful Fayette County Park / 4H Camp, is fabulous site for a weekend of dance, music and out-door recreation in West Virginia.
www.footmad.org /dance/fm   (313 words)

  
 Editor's Introduction to Dance Tutor's Charleston Section   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For social swing dancing, the beginner usually starts with east coast swing (sometimes called "6-count" and sometimes called jitterbug) or lindy, the two most prevalent forms of swing dance, at least in the eastern United States.
Charleston is presented by DanceTutor as 12 figures, a demo and 2 sections on transitioning charleston to/from other dance forms, which by the numbers suggests that charleston is a dance by itself, enough to fill an entire song.
We believe the better use of it is to combine it within songs with lindy, west coast swing or east coast swing as a spice.
www.dancetutor.com /char-intro.htm   (209 words)

  
 charleston, dance — Infoplease.com
The charleston is characterized by outward heel kicks combined with an up-and-down movement achieved by bending and straightening the knees in time to the syncopated 4/4 rhythm of ragtime
Doing the Charleston: ever since the sinful, skin-revealing dance was invented here nearly a century ago, this gay belle of the south......
The charms of Charleston: with a resolute history and a passion for preservation, this harbor town is a photogenic time capsule of......
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 Mark Harden's Artchive: "Charleston Renaissance"
In the 1920s, The Preservation Society of Charleston was formed when a landmark house was threatened, and in 1928 the city's first historic house museum was established.
The nation's first local historic district was created in Charleston in 1931 by placing zoning restrictions on all of the historic structures of the lower peninsula.
Alfred Hutty and the Charleston Renaissance, by Boyd Saunders
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 The Charleston
The 'Charleston' originated in Charleston, South Carolina in the 'Roaring 20s'.
Before then, dancing closely with a partner was regarded socially unacceptable, however in the 20's it was the time of prohibition where women were voting and smoking cigarettes.
It was also the time of the speakeasy and that's where you could see the flapper girls performing the Charleston.
www.tonyrusecki.co.uk /swingtimedance/charleston.htm   (94 words)

  
 YouTube - ULHS 2006 Charleston Finals Dance-Off
I kinda' agree wtih you but on the otherhand, he was supposed to be doing the Charleston not something else.
Much of what he was doing was far too modern for a dance of the 1920s.
The top two finalists face off in the Solo Charleston contest at the 2006 Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown.
www.youtube.com /watch?v=06raZrgFwq0   (445 words)

  
 African American Registry: "The Charleston" roots and tradition passed down through dance!
Some historians assert that the "Ash-Ante Peoples" of Africa were the originators of the dance, with it being carried on and modified by slaves against the enforced rules of their masters.
During the 1920's, women that did the Charleston were called "Flappers" because of the way they would flap their arms and walk like birds while dancing.
In 1925, Variety Magazine reported that in Boston, the vibrations of Charleston dancers were so strong that the dancers caused the "Pickwick Club" (a tenderloin dance hall) to collapse, killing fifty.
www.aaregistry.com /african_american_history/2117/The_Charleston_roots_and_tradition_passed_down_through_dance   (381 words)

  
 Charleston - DANCE ‌ Paul Taylor - Famed choreographer celebrates 50 years as one of the greatest modern ...
Charleston - DANCE and#8204; Paul Taylor - Famed choreographer celebrates 50 years as one of the greatest modern dance choreographers - SPOLETO 2006 - Dance - Charleston City Paper
In 1956, he and his company first performed at the Italian Spoleto Festival, kicking off an illustrious career, so it is only fitting that he should celebrate his anniversary of being the top living choreographer a half-century later at Spoleto Festival USA.
The 121 dances that Taylor's created over the last 50 years have the capability to seduce the audience with their beauty and wit and also challenge them with meaningful questions about the human condition.
www.charlestoncitypaper.com /gyrobase/Content?oid=oid:13412   (620 words)

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