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Arthur Murray (born Moses Teichman, April 4, 1895 – March 3, 1991) was an American ballroom dancer and businessman, whose name is most often associated with the dance studio chain that bears his name.
Ballroom dance is a set of partner dances, which are enjoyed both socially and competitively around the world.
A big band is a type of musical ensemble that usually consists of ten or more musicians with four sections: saxophones, trumpets, trombones, and a rhythm section.
Bill Haley & His Comets were an American rock and roll band, founded in 1952 and continued until Haley's death in 1981.
The chassé (French for 'to chase'; sometimes anglicized to chasse) is a dance step used in many dances in many variations.
In partner dancing, closed position is a category of positions in which partners hold each other while facing at least approximately toward each other.
Dance is a performing art form consisting of purposefully selected sequences of human movement.
Decca Records is a British record label established in 1929 by Edward Lewis.
Discofox or disco fox is a social partner dance which evolved in Europe in the mid-1970s as a rediscovery of the dance hold in the improvisational disco dance scene dominated by solo dancing, approximately at the same time when the hustle emerged in the United States.
Harry Fox (born Arthur Carringford; May 25, 1882 – July 20, 1959) was a vaudeville dancer, actor, and comedian.
The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) is a dance teaching and examination board based in London, England, and operating internationally.
James Reese Europe (February 22, 1880 – May 9, 1919), sometimes known as Jim Europe, was an American ragtime and early jazz bandleader, arranger, and composer.
The Lindy hop is an American dance which was born in Harlem, New York City in 1928 and has evolved since then with the jazz music of that time.
In music, metre (Am. meter) refers to the regularly recurring patterns and accents such as bars and beats.
The Peabody is an American ballroom dance that evolved from the fast foxtrot of the ragtime era of the 1910s and 1920s.
Promenade is a basic dance move in a number of dances such as English Country Dance, contra dance, and square dance.
The quickstep is a light-hearted dance of the standard ballroom dances.
Ragtime – also spelled rag-time or rag time – is a musical style that enjoyed its peak popularity between 1895 and 1918.
Rock and roll (often written as rock & roll or rock 'n' roll) is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950sJim Dawson and Steve Propes, What Was the First Rock'n'Roll Record (1992),.
"Rock Around the Clock" is a rock and roll song in the 12-bar blues format written by Max C. Freedman and James E. Myers (the latter being under the pseudonym "Jimmy De Knight") in 1952.
Swing dance is a group of dances that developed with the swing style of jazz music in the 1920s–1940s, with the origins of each dance predating the popular "swing era".
In music, syncopation involves a variety of rhythms which are in some way unexpected which make part or all of a tune or piece of music off-beat.
Tango is a partner dance which originated in the 1880s along the River Plate (Río de Plata), the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay.
The Telemark is a ballroom dance step; in waltz competition, it is in the Silver syllabus.
"The Memphis Blues" is a song described by its composer, W. C. Handy, as a "southern rag".
The time signature (also known as meter signature, metre signature, or measure signature) is a notational convention used in Western musical notation to specify how many beats (pulses) are to be contained in each measure (bar) and which note value is equivalent to one beat.
USA Dance, formerly the United States Amateur Ballroom Dance Association (USABDA), is a national governing body for DanceSport (the competitive version of ballroom dancing) in the United States.
Vaudeville is a theatrical genre of variety entertainment.
Vernon and Irene Castle were a husband-and-wife team of ballroom dancers and dance teachers who appeared on Broadway and in silent films early in the early 20th century.
William Christopher Handy (November 16, 1873 – March 28, 1958) was a composer and musician, known as the Father of the Blues.
The waltz is a ballroom and folk dance, normally in time, performed primarily in closed position.
The World DanceSport Federation (WDSF), formerly the International DanceSport Federation (IDSF), is the international governing body of DanceSport and Wheelchair DanceSport, as recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).