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People dancing together. Most likely the foxtrot.
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Girls doing the charleston dance.
DANCING IN THE 1920's

Dancing in the 1920's was more defined then what we know today. Back then,
people used to dance for a self security method. Wars were going on at the time and the only way for them to relax and express the suppressed emotions was to dance. Dancing was used for a different purpose back in the 1920's and 1930's then what we use today. Today, we dance to impress, to pick up girls, to show some sort of social coolness about us, and to have fun. Back then, they danced to relieve stress, be romantic, or to have fun.

Charleston Dance:


The Charleston dance became popular after appearing along with the song, "The Charleston," by James P. Johnson in the Broadway musical Runnin' Wild in 1923. The Charleston dance took a booming popularity to the public afterwards and branched out to form other dances such as tango, swing dancing, lindy hop, and many more.
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The Lindy Hop being performed.


STYLES OF DANCES:
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.