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Gregory Hines ~ This guy. Is so awesome. One of the BEST tap dancers ever!!

Gregory Hines - What a smile! Birth Name: Gregory Oliver Hines. Born: 14 February 1946 Died: 9 August One of the greatest tap dancers ever. Bet you are still tap dancing for the angels.

Women began to spend less time doing house work due to labor saving devices. This free time was spent doing things like this dance party.

Roaring 1920s Dance Styles - Charleston, Fox Trot, Texas Tommy

The Charleston dance became extremely popular in the especially with Flappers. The flappers had a beautiful style that was easier portrayed in posters, as their long dresses created movement to represent the Charleston.

It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing | 1939    Meet Me At The Savoy! Photo Series (1 of 4)    The Savoy Ballroon was located in Harlem New York and open from 1926 to 1958. It was one of the most famous dance halls of the swing era and home to legendary dancers like Frankie Manning, Norma Miller, Leon James and Al Minns. The Savoy was an integrated ballroom unlike many of it’s contemporary ballrooms like the Cotton Club.

The Savoy Ballroon was located in Harlem New York and open from 1926 to It was one of the most famous dance halls of the swing era. The Savoy was an integrated ballroom unlike the Cotton Club.

Jitterbug dancers at a juke joint in 1939 - one of the dances that  shaped west coast swing dancing - photo from Library of Congress

Jitterbug dancers at a juke joint in 1939 - one of the dances that shaped west coast swing dancing - photo from Library of Congress

Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth, 1942, publicity shot for "You Were Never Lovelier"

Rita Hayworth & Fred Astaire “For me she used to light up everything … She was such a beautiful girl to be around. That’s why she shines so. That’s why she’s a star.” ~ Fred Astaire on Rita Hayworth

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“Dance is active meditation. When we dance, we go beyond thought, beyond mind and beyond our own individuality to become one in the divine ecstasy of the union with the cosmic spirit. This is the essence of the trance dance experience.

Judy Garland dancing the jitterbug with champion dancer Ray Hirsch at a party Judy and Mickey Rooney threw to celebrate a recent movie (1940).

Judy Garland dancing the jitterbug with champion dancer Ray Hirsch at a party Judy and Mickey Rooney threw to celebrate a recent movie (1940).

Judy Garland dancing the jitterbug with champion dancer Ray Hirsch at a party Judy and Mickey Rooney threw to celebrate a recent movie

Image result for swing dance party  From movie "Swing Kids"

Swing Kids AKA that movie I watched once in HS for a US history class.that became THE MOVIE to watch in björk if you loved swing.

Nicholas Brothers in Stormy Weather - Fred Astaire once called this performance "the greatest dance number ever filmed."

Nicholas Brothers in Stormy Weather - Fred Astaire once called this performance "the greatest dance number ever filmed." My absolute top favorite dance video!

Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor in ‘Singin’ in the Rain’, 1952

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