Trickeration is a short Jazz Routine, known for it’s tricky jazz symmetry, that the black chorus girls used to perform, amongst their weekly acts at the cotton club. When they asked for a $5.00 raise, the manager let them go, leaving them with nowhere to perform their repertoire. At this point, Norma Miller adopted their routines and taught it to her own group, Norma Miller and her Jazz Men. Chazz Young, Frankie Manning’s son and one of Norma’s Jazz Men used to teach this, at GNSH – Goodnight Sweetheart, a UK event.
Welcome to the Jiveswing Library! Swing dancing originated in Harlem amongst the African -American Community. It is steeped in history, and we hope that in time, this will serve as an online learning resource centre, to provide you with online learning videos, as well as historical content and video footage from the Savoy Ballroom to the more current swing dance events around the world.
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