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Via www.sharonmdavis.com:   “Swing dancing” is an umbrella term for any dance done to swinging jazz music from the 1920s, 30s or 40s. The most popular (and spectacular) of these dances was the Lindy Hop - a partnered dance that evolved out of the Charleston in the late 1920s, in Harlem New York.   It is named after aviator Charles Lindbergh (1927 newspaper headlines read “Lindy Hops The Atlantic”). It is sometimes just called The Lindy, and some parts of the world knew it as The Jitterbug.

Via www.sharonmdavis.com: “Swing dancing” is an umbrella term for any dance done to swinging jazz music from the 1920s, 30s or 40s. The most popular (and spectacular) of these dances was the Lindy Hop - a partnered dance that evolved out of the Charleston in the late 1920s, in Harlem New York. It is named after aviator Charles Lindbergh (1927 newspaper headlines read “Lindy Hops The Atlantic”). It is sometimes just called The Lindy, and some parts of the world knew it as The Jitterbug.

BEADED DANCE DRESS, 1920s. Beige net w/ allover geometric pattern in gold beads, gold sequin trim

BEADED DANCE DRESS, Beige net w/ allover geometric pattern in gold beads, gold sequin trim. Wish we had reasons to wear things like this regularly.

WWF - The Golden Days - Pro Wrestling's Best: Prof. Tanaka breaks Collar Bone of Fan in N. Attleboro Venue

WWF Wrestling: Lou Albano and The Bruiser Ballet

Dance Marathons (also called Walkathons), an American phenomenon of the and were human endurance contests in which couples danced almost non-stop for hundreds of hours (as long as a month or two), competing for prize money.

"Flappers compete in a charleston dance competition in 1926 (Danzer 21.2)."

Type of Source: Photograph. Date of Origin: In the jazz was the most popular type of music. it encouraged fun, energetic dances such as the Charleston. Some saw these dances as risque but others saw them as liberating.

We don't want to fight, we want to dance, let us in

Ray Rand's Swing Octette, which was barred from the National Jitterbug Championship contest September on charges of professionalism, stage the first jitterbug picket line at the Hollywood region stadium. Photo dated:

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