Charleston





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This style of dance has been traced back to the city of Charleston in South Carolina - hence the name.

This is a real fun dance to do - some of the steps of this style are incorporated into the styles of dance I can do - The Jive and Lindyhop.

Once you have the hang of these steps they are quite easy to execute. But obviously you have to practice.

This style is normally associated with flappers - called this because of the way they flapped their arms - and the speakeasy.

You can dance this on your own, with a partner or in a small group.

Years ago this style of dance was considered immoral and very provocative.

It was established when ragtime-jazz was around.

Take a look at the video below and see if you can follow the steps.

This is a good example of solo, partner and small group dancing.





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