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From Ballroom to Broadway

Year: 1980, 27 mins
Code: CAT-Ball

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Three ballroom dance teams, and founder/director Lee Theodore of The American Dance Machine, and a group of its students demonstrate dances derived from social dancing that have influenced Broadway dance styles.

The dances demonstrated here include a mambo/jazz combination of a type that greatly influenced Broadway choreography; a balletic pas de deux; a classic Fox Trot; the Hesitation Waltz; the Bunny Hop; an Argentine tango; and the Charleston. The American Dance Machine students demonstrate a Cake Walk, a Lindy Hop, and the Boogaloo.


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