Synopsis by Elizabeth Smith
Instructor Kathy Blake demonstrates how to perform the lively Charleston dance that became one of the most popular dances during the Roaring '20s. Blake describes the special "toes in, heels out" steps that are central to this dance that can be done alone, as a couple or in groups. Some people even like to do the Charleston as a line dance. It's believed that the African-American community first introduced this dance during the early years of the 20th century in the southern states, particularly near Charleston, SC. It's a fun dance involving a number of quick kicks, turns, and fast-paced footsteps.