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A black jazz dance, made up of slides, twists, and hops together with a slap to the backside, which appeared in various forms from the end of the 19th century. ...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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2010
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Performing arts, Dance, Music
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A fast-paced and strongly syncopated American social dance that was especially popular in the 1920s. It took its name from Charleston in South Carolina and was originally a solo dance ... More
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Peter Gammond

The Oxford Companion to Music

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2011
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A dance, probably of African origin, that started its vogue in American dance halls from about 1905; it became a craze once it had been introduced into various musical shows in the 1920s. ... More
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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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2013
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A fast *fox‐trot named after Charleston, SC, popularized in NY, 1922, in African-American revues, in a song by Cecil Mack...

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