Teens of the roaring twenties

by Emma Schoville

Dance Fads

The Charleston was the energetic dance that involved wild,flailing movements of the arms and legs it demanded an appropriate costumes for women dancers-short straight dresses without waistlines

Another craze was the dance marathon, a contest in which couples would dance continuously or days--taking 15 minute breaks every hour or so--with each alternately holding up the other whilst one slept.....need less to say the dancers dropped from exhaustion, many contestants when crazy or tried to commit suicide shortly after the marathons shortly after because of sleep depravity