The Charleston is a dance named for the harbor city of Charleston, South Carolina. It was danced first as a solo dance and then as a partner dance in the 1920's and was one of the roots of Lindy Hop and therefore Swing dances in general. Elements of the Charleston were also pulled into early Foxtrot dancing to create the Quickstep variation of the Foxtrot.
The Charleston beat is considered a clave rhythm and was popularized by the song called "The Charleston" from the Musical Runnin' Wild by composer James P. Johnson. Charleston is danced with an eight beat basic to 4/4 time at 200-300 beats per minute.
The Charleston is generally danced to music in a 4/4 Meter between 50 and 75 measures per mintue (200.0 and 300.0 beats per minute) . Click here to see a list of Charleston songs between 200.0 and 300.0 beats per minute.
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|Booty Swing (Original) (113 BPM) - Parov Stelar||Parov Stelar||113||4/4 DWTS Electronic / Dance Electronic Episode 10 First Dance International Season 21 United States Wedding dance-and-dj||4/4 DWTS Electronic / Dance Electronic Episode 10 First Dance International Season 21 United States Wedding dance-and-dj|
|A Cool Cat in Town (206 BPM) - Tape Five||Tape Five||206||4/4 Ambient DWTS Electronic / Dance Electronic Episode 9 Funk Jazz R&B / Soul Season 21 United States dance-and-dj||4/4 Ambient DWTS Electronic / Dance Electronic Episode 9 Funk Jazz R&B / Soul Season 21 United States dance-and-dj|
|Gypsie Doodle (116 BPM) - Analogik||Analogik||116||4/4 Alternative Electronic / Dance Electronic International Reggae / Dancehall dance-and-dj||4/4 Alternative Electronic / Dance Electronic International Reggae / Dancehall dance-and-dj|
|Lone Digger (124 BPM) - Caravan Palace||Caravan Palace||124||4/4 Dance dance-and-dj||4/4 Dance dance-and-dj|
|Singing In the Rain (100 BPM) - The Pasadena Roof Orchestra||The Pasadena Roof Orchestra||100||4/4 Jazz||4/4 Jazz|
|Tiger Rag - Remastered (136 BPM) - Django Reinhardt||Django Reinhardt||136||4/4||4/4|
|Yes Sir, That's My Baby (111 BPM) - The Hot Java Band||The Hot Java Band||111||4/4 Jazz Pop dance-and-dj||4/4 Jazz Pop dance-and-dj|
|Don't Forget To Mess Around (99 BPM) - Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five||Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five||99||4/4 Big Band Jazz Pop||4/4 Big Band Jazz Pop|
|Living In New York City (110 BPM) - Robin Thicke||Robin Thicke||110||4/4 DWTS Episode 2 R&B / Soul Rhythm And Blues Season 21 Season 27 United States Week 2||4/4 DWTS Episode 2 R&B / Soul Rhythm And Blues Season 21 Season 27 United States Week 2|
|I Found A New Baby (130 BPM) - McKinney's Cotton Pickers||McKinney's Cotton Pickers||130||4/4 Jazz Swing||4/4 Jazz Swing|