Dance with History 1920 to 1930

1920 English Style "Modern" Ballroom

Formalisation of steps at conferences called by Dancing Times, formerly Ballroom Dancing Times, and now DanceToday.
Source Silvester

1920s Dance Halls in Manchester

"Dance Halls and Dancing Schools [in 1920s Manchester]

"In the first half of [the 20th] century dancers throughout the Manchester area were well provided for, with splendid ballrooms and dance halls, and many excellent dancing schools, where dancing could be enjoyed six nights a week.

The Ritz on Whitworth Street West was the best known. It was mainly frequented by first class dancers who were assured of finding good partners, or they could engage one of the professional partners at sixpence a dance. Most people learnt the basic steps at their local dance hall before becoming confident enough to set foot in the Ritz.

"Other than Finnigan's [est.1877], Cadman's [est. 1903] on Ashfield Road, Sale, is the oldest surviving dance hall."

"Dancing in Jinks's boatyard"

Source Pritchard

1920s Lindy Hop, Boogie Woogie and Swing Jazz

In the Savoy Ballroom, Harlem NY, "Shorty" George names a street jazz dance as the "Lindy Hop" in honour of Charles Lindenbergh (1928)

(Source: see Lindy Hop)

October 1926 Manchester Civic Dance Parties

Dinner and TeaDances,Fancy Dress, Shows, Cabaret, Carnival and Gala.

Source Pritchard

1929 First Quickstep

"The dance called 'Quick-Time Foxtrot and Charleston' became known as the Quickstep."

Source Silvester

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