34 minutes | Aug 7th 2020

Episode 169: Representing Charleston at the 1926 National “Charleston” Contest

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Two young dancers from Charleston went to Chicago in 1926 to compete in the first national “Charleston” contest. Their steps were judged the most graceful and refined, but they were overshadowed by more acrobatic interpretations of the popular dance. Nevertheless, the mayor and the local business community deemed the venture a marketing triumph for the city.
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