The Charleston is a dance that became popular in the 1920′s, during the era of jazz music, speakeasies and Flappers. The Charleston dance was also a precursor to a dance that emerged in the 1930′s called the Lindy Hop. Variations of both dances are still popular in the world of dancing today.
The Charleston dance can be danced solo, with a partner, or in a group. While there are many variations on the dance, the basic steps involve kicking the legs and swinging the arms.