suits and dresses and dancing. lets do that

Photo: Hannes Kilian 1955 (resized)--The Beauty of Dance Captured In Black & White.Catching the Beat & the Wind.

Dance

Mislabeled: This is showing up under vintage black and white and I wouldn't have noticed but there was a comment that said this was Katy Perry. They are correct it is Katy Perry from her Thinking Of You video.

The families of military personnel deserve our respect and admiration.

"The Last Kiss" WWII - Departure of the “Amerigo Vespucci” Egypt, 1963 - Who is the photographer?

Promise to hold me up and dance with me if I ever become too old to move my body.......That is LOVE

james and i in 50 years' time, i hope! we don't do it enough but we love to dance together. We aren't great or graceful but we are together and have fun :)

Marathon dancing was another contest fad in the 1920s. Couples would dance for as long as they could to beat the other couples.

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

Jitterbug dancers at a juke joint in 1939 - one of the dances that  shaped West Coast swing dancing.

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 his dancing shoes

Fred Astaire and his tap shoes.his many many tap shoes, lol! love watching old movies, top hats and tap shoes, oh my

Twisting in 1961- unknown photographer

Post with 17483 views. A couple dances to Shirley Ellis' "Nitty Gritty", 1961

Happy

Jitterbug I love old photos because of this: Even though people dress different ways based on where they are in time and space, we all experience the same emotions and think about the same big things.

Lindy on Life

Life Magazine Lindy Cover, and scans of the magazine pages featuring lindy!

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.

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.

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.

“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”  - Albert Schweitzer -

“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. Dance scene from Funny Face

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