The Harlem Renaissance was the name given to the cultural, social, and artistic explosion that took place in Harlem between the end of World War I and the middle of the 1930s. During this period Harlem was a cultural center, drawing black writers, artists, musicians, photographers, poets, and scholars.
The Wall Street Crash of 1929, also known as Black Tuesday, the Great Crash, or the Stock Market Crash of 1929, began in late October 1929 and was the most devastating stock market crash in the history of the United States, when taking into consideration the full extent and duration of its fallout. The crash signaled the beginning of the 10-year Great Depression that affected all Western industrialized countries.
The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the gay community against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, located in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. They are widely considered to constitute the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States.
The 1992 Los Angeles riots, also known as the Rodney King riots, the South Central riots, the 1992 Los Angeles civil disturbance, 1992 Los Angeles civil unrest, and the Los Angeles uprising were a series of riots, lootings, arsons and civil disturbance that occurred in Los Angeles County, California in 1992, following the acquittal of police officers on trial regarding a videotaped and widely-covered police brutality incident.
These were working and middle class dances which included syncopated music by African American composers. Aspirations towards the European ballroom teams.
The Lindy hop is accredited to George "Shorty" Snowden and was seen at the Savoy Ballroom. It was largely popularized by African Americans although also integrated.
The Palladium is a Midtown Manhattan dance hall which became internationally known as New York's Most popular place for mambo music and dance.
The Madison and the Twist are associated with Rock n' Roll. The Madison is a form of a line dance whereas the Twist is a open partner dance.
Vogue began in the Ballroom Scene in the 1960s with primarily African American and Latino gay men and male to female transgender people. It is significant in forming community and was popularized by Madonna's Vogue song.
Disco was a space for Gay men, as well as people of color and women to dance and own a fuller embodiment of space. The goal was in part (through drugs) to lose individuality in the "collective bliss." It was about dancing with the entire group drawing from improvisation and polyrhythmic full body sensation. https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTHZvWeCzzV8_j2JPEYLVmbQ8MR7oSNmVtiNt0J1hxik0zjhlr8sw
Tommy the Clown (Thomas Johnson) begins Clowning in 1992 In South Central Los Angeles, California.
TV allowed music and dance to cross racial boundaries despite sup posited 'integration.' Blackboard Jungle and Rock around the Clock single the start of the Rock n' Roll era.
Syncopated and duple-metered rhythms
Roots in black R&B and White Country Music. Emblematic jukebox with dances inspired by Lindy Hop, and the Jitterbug, ending with the Madison and the Twist.