1940s dance

The Ross Sisters Trio dancing to Solid Potato Salad

The Ross Sisters Trio dancing to Solid Potato Salad

(via WTH & Boing Boing) I was blown away when I saw this years ago and was happy to come across it again! This featured vintage video showcases the crazy sibling contortionists, The Ross Sisters, performing Solid Potato Salad to the 1940s movie Broadway Rhythm.  What are the chances that all siblings have this gift?  

1940s Lindy Hop Dance Sequence with Jean Veloz In Swing Fever

1940s Lindy Hop Dance Sequence with Jean Veloz In Swing Fever

Here’s a famous vintage lindy hop dance sequence of Jean Veloz in Swing Fever.  You can also catch her famous swivels in our Groovie Movie post.  Jean Veloz is still alive and traveling the world sharing her love of lindy hop.  Try to catch one of her workshops as no one can swivel like Jean!(…)

1940s Lindy Hop At It’s Finest … Whiteys Lindy Hoppers in Hellzapoppin.

1940s Lindy Hop At It’s Finest … Whiteys Lindy Hoppers in Hellzapoppin.

Probably the greatest Lindy hop sequence ever filmed. Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers from the film Helzapoppin. This, for me, was one of the most inspiring dance pieces for this decade.  It captures the vitality, strength and pure passion of swing music and dance in the 1940s. The choreographer and one of the principal dancers, Frankie Manning, will(…)

Breakdancing started in the 1940s?

Breakdancing started in the 1940s?

breakdance 1940′s. This is proof that hip hop and many of its elements have been around for a long time, long time. Well, I didn’t believe it until I saw this 1940s vintage clip.    Love the little soft shoe too. More 1940s Dance Videos You’ll Enjoy …