Category: retro

Performed by: Jennifer Bermeo, Brittany Cherry…

Performed by: Jennifer Bermeo, Brittany Cherry, Makenzie Dustman, Kristi Griffith, and Smac McCreanor

Number: “Ma Baker”

Choreographer: Smac McCreanor

Style: Jazz

From: “MA BAKER – choreography by Smac McCreanor” (2018)

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“I really had to fight hard for the part with Fred Astaire in Second Chorus. He didn’t want to dance with an amateur. I took private lessons on the side–even on Sundays. I did all right in the test, and Fred said I could do the dance with him, although I knew he wasn’t too keen about it. When rehearsals began, I started coming in at 1 o’clock. Then I came at noon–then 11, and 10. Finally I was coming in at 8 o’clock. I wasn’t working. I was just watching Fred. My interest got him more interested. Finally he let his own dances go and worked with me. I danced until my feet were blistered and bleeding. But I loved it: I knew that if I put in this servitude something had to come of it.

“We had six weeks of rehearsal and then we did the dance in three takes–in half an hour, although three days are usually allotted for Fred Astaire’s dances. Mrs. Astaire came at noon to see the dance but we had finished it before she got there. Fred Astaire seldom cares to see his rushes, but he went in to see our dance, and he came rushing out to get me. ‘Where is she?’ he cried. ‘Bless her heart–just come and see this kid slap it out!’” –Paulette Goddard


Performed by: Juliet Doherty

Performed by: Juliet Doherty

Number: “Tiny Dancer”

Style: Ballet

From: “Juliet Doherty – Tiny Dancer” (2018)

Performed by: Cyd Charisse and dancers

Performed by: Cyd Charisse and dancers

Number: “Rehearsal Ballet”

Choreographer: Hermes Pan

Style: Ballet

From: Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956)



Vivien Leigh dancing the Charleston in Ship of Fools (1965)

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Women* dancing together #2

Lindy hop.

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Superspeed charleston hesitation.

Lucille Ball doing the charleston in I Love Lucy.

don56:Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse Broadway Jaz…


Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse

Broadway Jazz.

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“We bonded instantly on the film, and laughed our way through the production. Ever since that time, we never referred to each other again as Julie and Mary. Whenever we bumped into each other, people must have thought us nuts…screaming across some shopping aisle in a supermarket or yelling to each other down the corridors of CBS…’Millie! Miss Dorothy!’ She was a joy to work with, her talent was monumental. She was brave, kind, generous and an activist for many causes. I will miss my ‘Miss Dorothy’ so much, but I’m comforted to know that the joy she brought us all will be everpresent in her many films and television shows.” Statement from Julie Andrews on the death of Mary Tyler Moore


Performed by: Ria DeBiase and Nick Williams

Performed by: Ria DeBiase and Nick Williams

Number: “Apollo Jumps” 1st Place Lindy Showcase Division

Style: Lindy Hop

From: Boogie By the Bay 2005