Archive: The History of Black Dance in America (2012)

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 7:30pm


 Chester Whitmore 


A Central Ave Dance Ensemble Production 


The History of Black Dance in America


Choreography by

Chester Whitmore

Ron Parker

Join us for a performance of African and African-American inspired social dances popularly danced in the United States from the 1800s to today.  Click here to see our video.

Journey through time to explore the Black roots of dances such as:     

  • Urban Ballroom

  • Spirituals

  • Blues

  • Work Songs

  • Cake Walk

  • Black Bottom

  • Buck (Tap)

  • Shim Sham

  • Urban ChaCha

  • Charleston

  • Foxtrot

  • Lindy Hop

  • Swing

  • Samba

  • Mambo

  • Disco

  • Salsa

  • Hip Hop

  • Chicago Style Step

  • Candombe/Milonga

  • And much, much more...

This is an evening of both entertainment and education for the entire family.  








Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club

1210 4th Street

Santa Monica, CA 90401

February 23, 24, 25, 2012

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Jitterbugging in Negro Juke Joint






Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club
By Your Side Dance Studio Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club Ballroom By The Bay

 Donate to the History of Black Dance Project