The Charleston was named after the port city of Charleston in South Carolina. In Europe it became famous in 1925 by Josephine Baker. The Charleston is a relatively fast dance at 50-75 beats per minute. The Charleston is based on isolated movements. This means that one is able to move individual body parts, e.g. arms and legs, separately from each other. Rowing with the arms and X/O combinations with the legs are typical for the Charleston. The Lindy Hop has adopted elements of the Charleston.
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