Everybody Dance! Swinging with the bands
Speaker: Ian Whitcomb
Fri, Jul 26, 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Sheffer Recital Hall, The Shedd Institute
The engine that drove pop styles has always been dancing. From the waltz craze of the 1890s, through the ragtime mania of the 1910s to the knee-knocking Charleston of the 1920s jazz age, dance has dictated the popularity of the music. In the 1930s the dance halls were re-invigorated by Latin American steps such as the tango and rhumba while black-American athletic jive dancing became the perfect partner to to the swinging riffs of the big bands. Bobby soxers and hepcat kids proved that enjoying popular music wasn’t a passive activity confined to couches and parlors.
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Sheffer Recital Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000

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