Swing dance is a group of dances that developed with the swing style of jazz music in the s—s, with the origins of each dance predating the popular " swing era ". Hundreds of styles of swing dancing were developed; those that have survived beyond that era include Lindy Hop , Balboa , Collegiate Shag , and Charleston. Historically, the term "Swing" referred to the style of jazz music, which inspired the evolution of the dance. Jitterbug is any form of swing dance, though it is often used as a synonym for the six-count derivative of Lindy Hop called "East Coast Swing".
The Scandalous Sex Parties That Made Americans Hate Flappers
Dating then and now
Dating is a ritualized courting process that developed in the twentieth century as a means for adolescents to engage in approved heterosexual activities. It emerged first in the United States in response to significant social and gender changes in schooling and work, family life, and recreational activities. During the twentieth century, dating spread to other Westernized societies, although it has become increasingly attenuated in the context of the revolution in premarital sexual behavior after the s. In the early modern world most courtship was supervised by family or other adult community institutions. Formally arranged marriage was never the dominant practice among most Americans, as it was among the European aristocracy and upper middle class, but informal arrangements existed which directed young people's desires toward suitable partners who remained within racial, class, and other boundaries. Most young people did not have either the time or the privacy to engage widely in experimental activities, and the importance of chastity for women among respectable people meant that girls and young women did not venture very far on their own without adult chaperones.
Napier costume jewelry from the s and early s is extremely hard to find and highly prized by both Napier enthusiasts and collectors of Art Deco jewelry. Like Ciner costume jewelry, it is often difficult to date Napier pieces simply by looking at the mark. This is especially true for the novice collector or dealer that has not studied this type of jewelry extensively. Pieces from other decades are frequently mistaken as s era because very similar marks — especially the version in block letters shown below — were widely used on pieces made in later decades.
T he turn of the millennium was not the first time that the American media had been transfixed by young people partying right up to the brink of economic crisis. In the s, national newspapers and magazines reported extensively on the sexual escapades of high school and college students. In terms of the baseball metaphor, petting covered everything between first base and home plate. Between and , a dramatic demographic shift changed family dynamics across the United States. Birthrates had been falling since