Original oil painting of classic scene of six women dancing the Charleston to a man playing the ukelele in Newport Beach, California. The painting was commissioned by the Corona del Mar Centennial Committee and the image was used as the centerpiece of the celebration's ad campaign. The artwork is available as archival quality canvas giclée prints in a variety of sizes listed below.
Description & Size
Limited Edition Giclée Print on Canvas, 10 x 20 inches, Total Edition: 95 Prints
10.00" x 20.00"
Limited Edition Giclée Print on Canvas, 15 x 30 inches, Total Edition: 95 Prints
15.00" x 30.00"
The Charleston dance became popular after appearing along with the song, "The Charleston," by James P. Johnson in the Broadway musical Runnin' Wild in 1923.
The music for the Charleston is ragtime jazz, in quick 4/4 time with syncopated rhythms.
The dance uses both swaying arms and the fast movement of the feet. To begin the dance, one first moves the right foot back one step and then kicks backwards with the left foot while the right arm moves forward. Then both feet and arms are replaced to the start position and the right foot kicks forwards while the right arm moves backwards. This is done with a little hop in between steps.
The Charleston dance became extremely popular in the 1920s, especially with Flappers. The dance could be done by oneself, with a partner, or in a group.