Dance lessons at the Aragon, 1944, Chicago.
Dance Party, 1960, Chicago. Lee Balterman
The legendary choreographer, Bob Fosse (left), was born and raised in Chicago.
Pictured here with his first dance partner, Charles Grass, in 1946, Fosse graduated from Amundsen High School in 1945.
Backstage at the ballet, 1962, Chicago. Lee Balterman
Mulqueen’s Kiddie-A-Go-Go, a pint-sized American Banstand-esque dance party which aired on WCIU from 1963-1970, featuring the adult host, Pandora.
Check out a couple of trippy video clips here: http://chicagoradioandmedia.com/news/151-mulqueens-kiddie-a-go-go-1966
Kid Dynamite, Maxwell Street, 1988, Chicago. Marc PoKempner
Prom at the Playboy Towers disco (the Knickerbocker Hotel), 163 E Walton, 1979, Chicago. Rene Burri
The Chicago film noir, cult classic, Party Girl, 1958.
Inside Le Bison, a private discotheque built inside a townhouse, 1966, Chicago.
The light installation was innovative and the first of it’s kind, as it was programmed to pulse to the music.
The incomparable Katherine Dunham, 1940, Chicago.
Read more about this Chicagoan, dance pioneer and Civil Rights champion:
Rozita Royce, cabaret/burlesque dancer who used doves in her act, 1933, Chicago.
In 1922, it was all the rage for women in Chicago to attend so-called Pajama Teas, dances and social events where bedclothes were the fashion.
Order of the C Dance, c.1899, University of Chicago.
University of Chicago Digital Archives
A night at the disco, Dugan’s Bistro, 420 N Dearborn, c.1975, Chicago.
Dancers performing on a ledge atop The Sherman Hotel, c.1926, Chicago. As 1926 was the height of the Charleston craze, I’m assuming that’s what they’re doing…
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