How do you dance the charleston


How To Do The Charleston? • Learn The 20s Charleston

The Charleston dance was "The King of dances" in 20th century and had a huge influence on American culture.  In this blog you can find out different ways of how to do the dance, its technique and footwork.

Charleston dance history

Charleston is a name of the city, dance style, step and song. Scholars attribute the spread and invention of the geechee inspired Charleston dance to the Jenkins Orphanage Band boys from Charleston city, South Carolina. The Charleston song written by John P. Johnson, inspired by Gullah rhythms, became the signature tune for the dance.

This dance has African roots and was created by African - American people. It was first sighted in the streets of Harlem in 1903. Though it was popularised by young flappers during 1920's. It became internationally known thanks to Josephine Baker Parisian "Le revue negre".

If you'd like to learn about the origins of the dance there is a full blog on The History of The Charleston dance.  

6 version of how to do the Charleston step

In order to know how to do the Charleston “basic” step we should know that it has changed with time and place. It started as a step with twists, then transformed into a crazy wild kicking move with the swing era.
There are at least 6 versions of the “basic” step: groove walk, kicks, swinging kicks, 20’s twist, 20’s glide, and afro version “reverse twist” Charleston. Each version has its specifics.

  1. When doing groove walk, we should remember to keep a steady and strong bounce (pulse).
  2. For kicks the most important thing is to keep the right timing of the kick step and kick from the knees.  All while keeping the body inclined forward and only forward and making sure to move with the kicks and not to stay on one spot.
  3. 20’s Charleston style with twists has its thing in a constant (every single beat) energetic though light twisting of the feet with the weight on the balls of the feet. All while making the kick up in the air and accentuating the weak (off) beat.
  4. 20’s glide is similar to 20s Charleston twist but is done without lifting the feet off the floor this way creating continuous gliding on the floor.
  5. Finally, to do the reverse Charleston twist we shall keep the legs bent low and keep the whole foot on the ground with the weight mainly of the heels.

In this video you can learn 6 basic versions of how to do the Charleston “basic” step: groove walk, kicks, swinging kicks, 20’s twist, 20’s glide, and afro version “reverse twist”.

35 Charleston variations

Here is a video of two legendary dancers Al Minns and Leon James perform jazz dances talk show "Playboy's Penthouse". You can hear Marshall Stearns discusses the dance history with Hugh Hefner. This was probably filmed around 1960. Stears explains that there were 35 variations of the Charleston step. Minns and James show a few: original 20's charleston, scare crow, squat, around the world, high kick and hand to hand variations.

How to do the 20s Charleston dance style?

20s Charleston is not only a step, it’s a style. A style that is defined by music, clothing style, manner and expression. 20s Charleston was a craze during the Jazz Age. It is danced to ragtime, hot jazz and Charleston. In order to look authentic we should remember a few important technical elements on how to do the 20s Charleston:

  1. As it is danced to ragtime and hot jazz (early jazz, Dixieland, New Orleans jazz). The music is syncopated and has a “rag” rhythm though it is still quite even. The accentuation is on 2 and 4 and so will be the bounce, as the bounce always reflects the music rhythm.
  2. As the music is ragged and the body can embody this quality the best when being more “puppet” like. It is better if we use more joints rather than muscles for the light, ragged, fast movements of 20s Charleston
  3. The accentuation is on 2 and 4 and so should be the accent when doing the 20s kicks. The accent is in the air and not on the floor.

How to achieve this light yet energetic and powerful state when dancing Charleston 20s? How to handle this hell of a tempo and curvy, twisty moves? We need to adopt the right body state. The imagery for the Charleston body that I love to use is a puppet or marionette. This loose movement, fully working on release, using movement of the joints, so that every kick and move pops to every beat and syncopation in the music.

The magic of Charleston dance is as well in the feet. Every single step is a twist. They create that recognisable angular and asymmetric signature Charleston look. Imagine, you are dancing on a hot frying pan, how would you move your feet?

In this video below you can learn about the Charleston 20s body and the twists!

To dive deeper in the fury of Charleston footwork, try this class on Happy Feet move, one of the signature steps.

Aesthetics of the 20s

There is a lot to learn from seeing the connection of the Charleston dance aesthetics with cultural elements of 20th century America.

  • Deep connection to African roots reveals elements of improvisation, spontaneity as well as grounded body position.
  • There is connection with flappers and their revolutionary new image of a woman and sexually charged movements.
  • Comedy connects to 20s Charleston with its silly moves and irony.
  • We can see connection with silent movies through the exaggerated overly dramatic expressions.
  • Finally eccentric dance is a part of this dance culture with its legomania and bizarre movements.

You will look super authentic if you will include those qualities, impressions in your dance.

Its important to mention that this dance was immensely popular during the period of 1920's Prohibition as well as 1930's Great Depression. When US stock market crashed and part of the society was left in complete poverty, dancing for many was an anti - depression pill. It swept the worries away.

Look at the fantastic Bee Jackson, the “Queen of Charleston” and get ideas on how to do the Charleston! Miss Bee Jackson of the Piccadilly Cabaret and Kit Kat Club demonstrates her gimmick - dancing on a very small floor space.

In this demo video you see me demonstrating the concept of a “Silent Movie”. I am slowing down and speeding up in the real time (without FX), while searching for exaggerated overly dramatic face expressions. The idea comes from the fact that the music was layered on silent movies after the film was done. Oftentimes the music played an atmospheric role. Therefore the dance and movements looked out of time with the actual beat of the song.

Animalism and African roots

I'd like to accentuate the connection with animalism in dance movements as the Charleston dance belongs to the family of African-American vernacular dances. To know more on what are the characteristics of African-American dances that as well reflect in the this dance, read the blog on “ A brief cultural history of black dance” 

In this video class from the course Secrets of Charleston 20s, where you can learn how to do the step called the “Cow Tail”. Animalistic move, in a way it was inspired by the cows waving their tail to get rid of the flies.

All of this and more you can learn by taking a course Secrets of Charleston 20s, course with over 40 video.

Iconic Charleston dancers

Some of the iconic dancers to watch, learn and get inspired:

Josephine Baker
Ann Pennington
Bee Jackson
Al Minns
Leon James
Mildred Melrose
Joan Crawford
Jenkins Orphanage Band boys

In this video playlist on Secrets of Solo channel I collected videos of the most famous dancers, historical figures. Watch to get inspired.

The difference between 20s & 30s style Charleston

As we mentioned before the Charleston dance style has changed with time and music. I use this categories to spotlight the difference that was strongly affected by the music, more specifically rhythm section.

20s

In 20s Charleston with hot twists and eccentric moves was danced to ragtime, hot jazz music. It has half time pulse and accentuated the 2 and 4 beat. It replicates the bass tuba or the double bass. Bass tuba line for early jazz was either 1 and 3 or 2 and 4. When double bass came to stage, the players wither played half time notes or doubled up on the same note twice. 1/2 feel reflects in half time pulse in the dancers body. The movement is more even, more vertical and ragged.

The 20s style is based on the twists and twisted kick. The most important image is the "crossed" twisted leg. The legend says, some dancers got "Charleston twist" of the knee, when they twisted too hard.

In this video you can hear a very rag song. Notice that the dancers are holding their bodies more upright. Their pulse is ragged (even jumpy at times).

30s

In 1930's the dance changed with swing music to so called lindy kicks. You could see now dancers doing big wide kicks and travelling across the floor. The feel of the Charleston is 4/4 (4 on the floor). It reflects the double bass in swing tunes, that has a walking line. So called "walking bass".  Musicians say "the bass walks", when the player hits every single note. 4/4 feel reflects in constant pulse in the dancers body. The movement is "spreading", it is more horizontal. It looks softer and smoother.

In this video you can hear the 4/4 feel on the bass and clearly see how dancers reflect it in their smooth pulse. Note, when dancers go to lindy Charleston kicks, how much they lower their upper body and start to hover over the ground.

Music to dance Charleston

Ragtime

The first tune you would think to dance Charleston to is, of course, famous ragtime tune "The Charleston", written by James P. Johnson. The Charleston beat is considered a clave rhythm.

As a musical entity ragtime was, and is, an instrumental work in 2/4 time composed for the piano. The style surfaced in the early 1900's and was developed by composer Scot Joplin. It was the forerunner to jazz. It combines a syncopated series of melodies accompanied by a steady, even rhythm. The left hand plays a steady, almost march-like succession of bass notes and chords while the right hand plays syncopated melodies in a "ragged" manner. Hence, the name of the style.

Here is a Spotify playlist of ragtime tunes. You will hear the music of Eubie Blake, Scot Joplin, James P. Johnson.

Dixieland

Other music style that one can dance 20s Charleston is early jazz.  Early jazz, that is as well called “New Orleans jazz”, Dixieland jazz, hot jazz are the terms referring to the same style of jazz based on the music that developed in New Orleans at the start of the 20th century. Its 4 main influences were ragtime, military brass bands, the blues, and gospel music.

New Orleans jazz or Dixieland Jazz was incredibly popular through the 1920s, Jazz Age. One of the first uses of the term "Dixieland" with reference to music was in the name of the Original Dixieland Jass Band (later changed to "Jazz"). They recorded their first vinyl in 1917. What defines the sound of Dixieland music is that one instrument plays the melody (often trumpet) and all the other musicians improvise around it.

Here is a Spotify playlist with a very popular songs for 20s Charleston. You will hear music of such artists as Original Dixieland Band, Fats Waller, Sidney Bechet, King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band, Frankie Trumbauer and his Orchestra, Fletcher Henderson, Bix Beiderbecke, Jelly Roll Morton, Benny Goodman and other. Or else you can listen to my  YouTube Charleston compilation.

Written by Ksenia Parkhatskaya

The Charleston Dance: Everything You Need to Know

Pictured: Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire in a scene from SWING TIME, 1936.

What is The Charleston?

The Charleston is a dance that soared to popularity in the United States in the 1920s, a time period which is commonly referred to as the “Roaring Twenties”. The initial burst of popularity for The Charleston came in 1923, when a Broadway musical called Runnin’ Wild featured a James P. Johnson jazz composition called “The Charleston”, which of course was accompanied by the dance. Runnin’ Wild had a strong run on Broadway that helped kickstart the Charleston dance into mainstream popularity.

Although the Charleston dance did burst onto the mainstream in the 1920s, it is believed that the dance was performed in the city of Charleston much earlier. In fact, the Charleston is thought to have originated within the African-American community on a small island near Charleston as early as 1903, and by 1913 the dance appeared in Harlem stage shows.

Still, though, there is no doubt that once Johnson’s composition “The Charleston” and the accompanying dance appeared on Broadway in 1923, the dance was poised to be performed by people all over, with a surge in popularity that lasted up until 1927.

While the Charleston dance did peak in popularity in the late 1920s, it did evolve a bit over the years. In the 1930s and 1940s it became part of the Lindy Hop street dance, and an alternate version of the dance developed that was adapted to the swing music that was popular at the time. The 1930s and 1940s style of Charleston dance is commonly referred to as either Lindy Charleston or Swing Charleston.

A deeper look at the origins of the Charleston dance

The origins of the Charleston dance can be traced way back to African-American culture in Charleston, South Carolina in the mid 19th century. In particular, the steps associated with the Charleston are rooted in the African-American dance called the Juba, which originated with Kongo slaves that were brought to Charleston and was danced on plantations in the Lowcountry.

At the time that the Juba originated, there were no rhythm instruments allowed because plantation owners were afraid that the slaves would communicate secret messages if they had instruments. Thus, the dance itself was the main source of music for the original Juba dance.

By the mid-19th century, the Juba dance developed musical accompaniment and paved the way for the development of many important cultural dances, which of course includes the original Charleston dance. One of the lesser known facts about the Charleston dance, is that before reaching Broadway, The Charleston was danced among dock workers in the Holy City, which not coincidentally is where “The Charleston” composer James P. Johnson said he found inspiration for the song.

It is believed that the version of the Charleston that appeared in the 1923 Broadway musical Runnin’ Wild was specifically choreographed to achieve mainstream popularity, which probably contributed to the widespread prominence of the Charleston in the 1920s, especially among young women (known as “flappers”). The short, above-the-knees dresses that young American women wore in the 1920s allowed for easy range of movement and made dancing the Charleston easy and fun. For this reason, the Charleston was actually banned in many dance halls as the time because it was believed to be too risque and revealing.

How to Charleston Dance

Figuring out how to dance the Charleston isn’t all that hard when you realize this isn’t 1923 anymore and we’ve got things like Youtube to guide our way. There are a few different types of Charleston dance, depending on whether you’re by yourself, with a partner, or with a group, but the basic steps are the same across the board.

Before you watch the Youtube video that breaks down all the different ways to dance the Charleston, let’s go through the basic steps so you have an idea of what you’re getting yourself into:

  1. Begin standing flat on your feet, with your palms facing the floor
  2. Put your left foot forward, and then move your right foot in front of that, giving your left foot a tap with the heel of your right foot.
  3. Move your right foot back, and followed by your left foot, and tap the heel of your right foot with your left foot.
  4. Swing your arms side-to-side as you go.
  5. To bring out the jazziness of the Charleston, twist on the balls of your feet as you go through the steps, and move your knees in and out.

Ok, I understand learning how to dance the Charleston by reading a list of steps is difficult, so watch the video below to really learn how to do it.

What type of music is the Charleston danced to?

While you can always dance the Charleston to the original James P. Johnson composition, that might get boring after a while. The Charleston can be danced to basically any ragtime jazz music in an upbeat 4/4 time signature. That might be gibberish to some of you reading this, so we went ahead and made it nice and easy.

Enjoy a Spotify playlist filled with hand-picked Charleston dance music below, which Spotify user John Bell created to bolster to his swing music at swing dances and parties. Stream some Charleston dance music below, and practice those moves!

Swing dance, play retro!

Swing went to Russia for more than 50 years in long detours and triumphantly entered the 90s through Germany and Finland. No, of course we've heard about swing before. We were banned from boogie-woogie, and the direction of lindy-hop was translated as "lindy with claps", it was also banned.

But for about 10 years now, the African-American legacy of the turbulent 1920s and 1940s has been actively danced, listened to, and studied in Moscow. We are learning a very special "black" aesthetic, where what you feel in the dance is more important than how you look. This non-showy, non-staged enjoyment of music attracts more and more people every day. The music is also addictive, a ragged jazz rhythm, from which you involuntarily begin to stomp on the spot, and after the simple words of the songs it seems that everything will be fine. Animal optimism of this style helps to cope with melancholy. Those involved in swinging in Russia tell how uplifting this frivolous swing is in a good way. “It seems that no one has died from problems yet,” dancer Katya laughs, dancing impatiently in place. Talking to her, one involuntarily wants to urgently ask her to teach her to dance swing.

Lindy Hop is New York's melting pot of many swing dance styles. It has something from the Charleston, something from the step, from jazz and many other dances of the jazz era, perhaps forgotten now. The name was given to him later, most likely in honor of Charles Linberg, who crossed the Atlantic in 1927. When in 1928 the dancer Shorty was asked: "What are you doing with your feet?", he replied: "I'm doing lindy. "

Swing was born from jazz - it is a dance music of New York Harlem. Even after becoming a kind of attraction for white tourists, it has not changed much. “When we were told that they would pay for the dance, we went and celebrated it. All we wanted to do was dance."

With the same desire to dance swing now young men and women come to new dance schools all over Russia. Here you can learn "black" lindy hop or "white" balboa, which has become popular recently. The main thing is desire and music.

Of course, the physical load here is less than in sports. You won't be exhausted when you leave your workout. However, this is only half true: if we are not talking about dance camps that are popular all over the world. They last from a couple of days (on average a week) to a month. There you dance three or four times a day, and in the evening there is a mandatory party.

But swing is not a physical exercise. “The load here is less, but more fun,” says Katya. People come here for music and mood, for rhythm and lightness. And the girls - behind the amazing feeling of femininity of the 20s. Shoes, stockings, light dresses with large patterns, retro make-up , stylized hairstyles… “In ordinary life, sometimes you forget about the desire to be beautiful. Yes, and there are no reasons and opportunities to take care of yourself like that. Here you try to please yourself and the viewer who came here for the "show", as white tourists came to nightclubs in Harlem.

You can and should come to training in ordinary comfortable clothes. Shoes without heels, for starters, even better with slip-on soles. It is not bad to do additional stretching, physical exercises: this will help you in the dance. However, it is easy to get involved in the dance. Even if you have never done anything before or, on the contrary, spent years in a classical dance school, here you will be taught something completely new. But the most important thing will depend on you - a smile and improvisation.

We asked the artistic director of the Moscow Swing Dance Club Olga Moiseeva to show us what lindy-hop is. We also thank Sergey Shirokov, Ekaterina Borovikova and Alexander Kuznetsov.

Starting position . Partners stand side by side, facing each other at about 45 degrees. The girl's hand rests on the partner's nearest shoulder. The man hugs her in the middle of the back, under the shoulder blade. The second hands are free, they can then be waved or, alternatively, take the partner's hand. Weight on the leg closest to the partner, i.e. "inside". The step starts with the free leg. The chin is raised.

Back - step . Step back. Almost every dance figure begins with this step. Continuing to stand half-turned to each other, with a leg free of weight, at the same time take a half step back and return back to the same leg. This is the initial movement. There should be a feeling of "now something will happen." You can hold hands, or you can actively swing them at the pace. This is a very rhythmic movement, goes in two counts.

Charleston . Dance figure for eight counts. From the starting position you do a back-step, and now you start a movement called kick-step. Taking turns with your legs free of weight, you seem to kick (kick) someone in front of you and take a step forward. In the same way, you take a step back, kicking (kick-hold) someone behind you. You wave your arms in rhythm, like you're walking in the park.

Jig - walk . Starting position, back-step. After that, the partners need to turn to face each other. This is a movement at a very close distance, contact of the entire upper body: they say that beginners are very shy to learn this movement, but then they always dance it with pleasure.

Legs - exactly between partner's legs. Raising your elbows and chin high, at the same time either throw your leg forward (kick-step), or the leg is thrown forward and touches the floor, on the heel (touch-step). At the same time, gradually turn around your axis. This is one of the most fun dance moves!

Tuck-turn . We start with the back-step. After that, stand opposite each other, the girl has one leg in front. Weight on different legs, if the man is on the left, the woman is on the right. In this case, the partner continues to hug the partner, free hands can be in the position shown in the photo.

Now begins turn - turn. The girl makes a circle in place. The man guides her with his free hand and helps with his hand on his back. After that, they diverge into outstretched arms.

Continue driving . On outstretched arms from each other, the weight is on the outside leg, the arm is set aside, the thigh is emphasized. It is in this position, turning to the partner, that the girl can do the famous movement twist .

Change places . For six counts, the partners change places, holding the girl under the partner's arm. If you lose contact and let go of your hands, you get a variation of the figure called pass by - as if you were just passing by each other.

Well, happy dancing!

Charleston: feedback from students in Novosibirsk

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Oksana Fraydenberger

Excellent studio. Many thanks to Alexandra Sergeevna, you have invested so much in our children... Ofp, stretching, dancing - everything is on 💯 Thank you very much.

Anastasia Kovtonogova

This dance studio is distinguished by an individual approach to the dancer, sincere atmosphere, serious attitude to training and performances. The child really likes it, has become more disciplined and has learned...

Anna Zhalnina

Wonderful studio. This is not just a circle, it is a family, a movement of its own culture. There are pros working here who will teach, if there is a desire.


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