Time For A Short Tour Before Dinner
Paul & Sue Walk To The Portofino Inn And Arrange For Their Arrival
A Great Place To Dine
To The Dance!
The Ballroom Is Huge!
Donna Hears The Charleston
Did You Know? - The Charleston is a dance named for the city of Charleston, South
Carolina. The rhythm was popularized in mainstream dance music in the
United States of America by a 1923 tune called The Charleston by
composer/pianist James P. Johnson which originated in the Broadway show
Runnin' Wild and became one of the most popular hits of the decade.
Charleston was one of the dances from which Lindy Hop developed in the 1930s, though the breakaway is popularly considered an intermediary dance form. A slightly different form of Charleston became popular in the 1930s and 40s, and is associated with Lindy Hop. In this later Charleston form, the hot jazz timing of the 1920s Charleston was adapted to suit the swing jazz music of the 30s and 40s. This style of Charleston has many common names, though the most common are 'Lindy Charleston', 'Savoy Charleston', '30s or 40s Charleston' and 'Swing(ing) Charleston'. In both '20s Charleston' and 'Swinging Charleston' the basic step takes 8 counts and was danced either alone or with a partner.