I love to look back at great moments of dance, don’t you? I came across these videos from the 1940s and thought you would enjoy them too.
Jitterbug and Jive
We begin with a video showing first the Jitterbug and then the Jive which dance teacher presenter, Josephine Bradley, describes in the film as having evolved from the Jitterbug.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/45T2uX3BEC0“>Introduction of Jive to UK in the 1940s.
Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire
Now here’s a wonderful moment where two dance giants of motion pictures, Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire perform a comedy song and dance number in the film Zeigfeld Follies. Apparently this was the only time that Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire appeared on screen together, in their prime.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/G3lAM_L3jR0“>The Babbitt and the Bromide
Fascinatin’ Rhythm from the 1941 film, Lady Be Good, shows the tremendous tap dancing talents of Eleanor Powell. Her turns are pretty awesome too.
I hope you enjoyed watching these video clips. I will look for some others to post from time to time.