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STREETSWINGS DANCER HISTORY ARCHIVES: INDEX [ W ]
LEGEND: aka = Also Known As / m: = Married/ n/a = Not Available / ( ) = Note / c.= Circa.

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Dances

Dates

Wabe Ashea NY? realname: Catherine Devine. 1896 Herbert Seely Dinner, (aka Little Egypt) ?? Belly Dance, Veil Dance D.1908
Wadsworth Pauline England n/a n/a Ballet B.1926
Wagner Edna Ridgewood ( Died during a Dance Marathon) Richard Wagner Tango C.6/22/1913
Walker Aida New York Bandana Land Aka: Aida Overton Cakewalk 2/14/1870 - 10/1/1914
Walker Aaron T.
NY/ L.A. Cotton Club Aka: T-Bone, Dancer became Musician Tap etc.. 1910-1975
Walker Charlie n/a Dixie to Broadway [1923] n/a Dancers C.1923
Walker George Lawrence, KS. Clorindy. Ziegfeld Follies. Shuffle along. Strut Miss Lizzie Egbert Williams,
Ada Overton Walker
Cakewalk/ Mime 1873-1/8/1911
Walker James n/a n/a Aka: Shorty and Slim, Chuck and Chuckles, Charles Green Tap, Legomania, Comedy, etc.. C.1920s
Wallace "Slappy" ? n/a Vaudeville, USO Shows Vaudeville Videos Vol7 Aka: Wallace & Rogers Song and Dance, TAP C.1940s
Wallace ??? n/a Music Box Revue Hatfield Ballroom C.1924
Wallace Beryl n/a 1931 Vanities. 1933 Murder at the Vanities Irene Ahlberg Ballroom,
Show dancer
C.1930s
Walls Ann n/a ( Jitterbug Champions) Thomas Hodge Jitterbug, Swing 1940's?
Walsh Arthur Canada Groovie Movie., Twice Blessed, Jean Phelps Veloz, aka "Slippery Walsh" West Coast Swing, Jitterbug, Lindy B.6/15/1923
Walters Charles Pasadena, CA. 7 days Leave, Dubary was a Lady Became Choreographer and Director. Fanchon & Marco Dancer. 11/17/1911-8/13/1982
Walters And Russell USA Steppin High, Billy Rose Theatre ?? Eccentric dance team ? c.1910's ?
Walthon & Dorraine ?? ?? Moss's Empire Theatre ?? Not sure if Dancers C.1950s ?
Walton Florence Wilmington, Deleware Night Clubs Maurice Mouvet, Vlad Apache , Waltz, Maxixe, Tango 1891-1981
? Winona New York Crazy Quilt Gomez ?, aka: Gomez and Winona Tango/ Rumba/ Bolero C.1933
Wanger Girls Wally NY, Paris Burlesque, Moulin Rouge n/a Burlesque, Chorus C.1940s
Warde Willie n/a Gaiety. Joan of Arc Katie Seymour, Phyllis Broughton Pas de Deux, Ballet, C.1890s
Ware Archie Topeka 4' 10 1/2" tall. Cozy Smith and Her Picks, was part of the Crackerjacks. retired in 1922. Married: Louise Ware (b. 1/28/1896)

Bobby Goins, Joe Chism, Tosh Hammond, Norman Wallace, Walter Humphrey, Lloyd MacDonald, George Staten, Deighton Boyce, Wilfred Blanks, Raymond Thomas, Harry Irons, Maybe Remington, Lulu Coates, Belle Davis, Andrew Tribble

Acrobatic, Flash, Tap, Buck and Wing B.6/3/1892
Ware Gene n/a Aka: Pot, Pan & Skillet James Jackson & Ernest Mayhand Acrobatic and Comedy 1930s
Warren - (Vernon) Bettina n/a n/a n/a Dancer 2/22/1920-6/5/1995
Washburn Romeo n/a n/a n/a Legendary Tap Dancer C.1900s
Washington Ford Lee "Buck" Louisville, KY Cabin In The Sky John "Bubbles" Sublett Tap 10/16/1903
-2/1955
Washington Freida, Fredie New York Savoy Ballroom.
$ Ellington's Black & Tan [1929]
Frankie Manning Lindy Hop C.1930's
Washington George Virginia Balls Betsy Ross Cotillions, Courtly C.1789
Washington Isabel New York Cotton Club, Bamboola [1929], Harlem [1929] Cotton Club Girl aka: Fredi and Isabel Washington. M: Clayton Powell Jr. Black Bottom, Chorus dancer C.1935?
Waters Bunny USA Summer Stock Albert Ruiz? n/a C.1950
Waters Ethel USA Carnival Shows, At Home Abroad, Blackbirds of 1928, Bubbling Over, Cabin In The Sky, the Member of the Wedding Known as a champion Hip Shaker. Great Splits!, Johnny Peters Orginally a dancer, Singer. Texas Tommy C.1910s
Wayburn(Neds) Agnes ? (Ned Wayburn Studios.) Moved to Europe and re-married M: Ned Wayburn. was a Floradora sextet girl. Ballroom, Stage, C.1910's
Wayburn Ned Atlantic City, New York (Ned Wayburn Studios.)
1922 Follies
M: Agnes Wayburn. Instructor, Choreographer Ballroom, Stage, Vintage etc. C.1900-25?
Weaver John Shrewsbury, England Drury Lane Dance Master Court, Ballet, Mime 7/21/1673-9/24/1760
Webb Clifton New York? Jardins de Danse, Movies Gloria Goodwin, Mary Hay, Ada Mae Weeks, Bonnie Glass, Libby Hollman Comic Ballroom 1891-1966
Webb Elida Virginia,
& N.Y.
Stormy Weather. Runnin Wild. Cotton Club, M: Majors
George Dawson
Charleston, Jazz,
Ballroom
1896-5/1/1975
Webb Margot NY. Earl" Fatha" Hines dancers, Chicago's Grand Terrace Cafe Harold Norton, aka: Norton and Margot, Margot Smith Romantic Adagio, Ballroom, Fan, Ballet, Soft-Toe?, Ethnic dances, Waltz B.1910
Wee-Wee Princess n/a Danced with the Whitman Sisters, Willie Bryant Song and Dance C.1926
Weeks Ada Mae NY Listen Lester Clifton Webb Waltz 1917
Weidell Connie Minnisota Home video clip on beach (white T-Shirt) n/a Collegiate Shag 1936
Weinglass Dewey Georgetown, SC Started as a 'Pick': Mattie Phillips and her Jungle Kids. Broadway: Dixie to Broadway, Plantation Days, Liza, Speedville to Broadway Poli Circuit, own troupe called the Dancing Demons, Invented Flying Eagle step. Dave Stratton, Tommy Woods Russian dancer, Challenge dances, Tap, Soft Shoe, Legomania B.1/14/1898-
Welch Evelyn NY Cotton Club, "Snakehips" Tucker Jazz/ Tap C.1920's?
Welitch Ljube n/a Prima Donna, debut 1934 - Sofia Opera House n/a Salome, Ballet, Belly Dance C.1910
Wells Dickie n/a    opened famous Night Club Aka: Wells, Mordcai and Taylor Tap, Class Act Trio C.1930's
Wells Mary Ann ?New York? 10/15/1923 Screenland Mag Dance Studio n/a C.1923
Wells William G. and Louisa n/a n/a ( Louisa - sister) Pas Styrene, Ballet, C.1841,
Wm d. 1841
Wessells Henri New York Cotton Club Mildred Dixon n/a C.1927
West Buster n/a n/a n/a Tap, Russian, Wings C.1930s
West Eddie California   Aka: The Chocolateers: Eddie West, Paul Black and Albert Gibson Pecking, Jitterbug, Acrobat C.1930s
West Mae Brooklyn, NY Actress, Singer, Dancer. aka: Baby Vamp George Raft Shimmy, Ballroom 8/17/1893 - 11/22/1980
West Margret n/a Instructors Troy Kinney Ballroom C.1910's
Westergoard Ava n/a n/a n/a n/a C.1910s
Weston Elfie USA n/a Donald Kerr Cretors of the Stumbling Steps Dance C.1922
Weston Irene New York n/a Jack Clifford Waltz C.1913
Wetzel Kenny St. Louis/ L.A. Clubs, Contests Sister Jitterbug/ West Coast / St. Louis Shag, Mambo, Twist 1930's-2000
Whalen Maurice & Betty n/a Pic Mag 10/4/1938 n/a Adagio/ Acrobatic Dancers 1930s
Wheaton Anna n/a (Tea Dances or Dansants) Sydney Grant,
Donald McDanoald
Philadelphia Drag C.1913
Wheeler Bert Paterson, NJ n/a Margaret Grae Charleston, Cakewalk 4/7/1895-1/18/1968
Whirling Dervishes Cairo Religious n/a Shamanism / Asia, Sufi Dance C.1200's?
White Al California Dancer, Competitor, Rebels Doorman. [ Video] Patti Regman, Kenny Wetzel, 1985 US Open West Coast Swing, Jitterbug C.1970s/80s (d.4/24/1988)
White Alice Britain? British dance star n/a n/a C.1930s?
White Dolly n/a Hoffman Girl Aka: Marie Antionette Truckssess n/a C.1920s
White Dorothy n/a 11/1917 Pittsburgh Post n/a Stock Movie Dancer C.1930s
White Francis Pittsburgh? n/a n/a The Jazz, Novelties C.1917
White (Weitz) George 'Swifty' Toronto, CAN Ziegfeld Follies. Passing Show, George White Scandals, The Echo, Won 1st in Old Kentucky contests. Ann Pennington, Minerva Coverdale, Jimmy Malone, George White Girls Tap, Ballroom, Buck and Wing, Producer 3/12/1892 - 10/11/1968
White Paul n/a Newspaper clip n/a Scuba Diver, Tap Dancer C.1930s?
Whitey's
(whyte's)
Lindy Hoppers Harlem, NY Hellzapoppin'.
Day at The Races
Frankie Mannig,
Leon James
Lindy C.1930/40s
Whitford Annabelle n/a n/a n/a n/a 1910s?
Whitman Albert "Pops" Baltimore, Ma.? Son of Alice Whitman (Whitman Sisters) Aka: Pops and Louie. Buster Brown Tap 1921-1951
Whitman Sisters Atlanta, GA? T.O.B.A. circuit, Owned own shows. Mabel, Essie, Alberta, Alice, ( Albert Palmer was Alice's Son) Aka: Queen of Taps C.1910s
Whitney Eleanore Cleveland, Ohio Actress, Dancer , Big Broadcast of 1937 Robert Cummings Ballroom B.4/21/1917
Whitney Lois n/a A World of Pleasure (1915). Maid in America (1915, Robinson Carusoe Jr. (1916), Oh Lady Lady Jack Mason Silver Fox C.1910's
Wiggins Jack Ginger n/a T.O.B.A. Circuit. Eighty One Theatre Helped fuel the Class Act, helped pioneer Soft Shoe Bantem Twist, Soft Shoe, The Pull It, Tango Twist, Tap , C.1920s
Wigman Mary Germany Modern Dance Pioneer Aka: Karoline Sofie Marie Wiegmann Free Dancer, Modern Dancer 1886-1973
Williams Barney Cork Minstrel Performer Aka: Flaherty Bernard Clog, Buck & Wing,
Tap, Minstrel
C.1840's
Williams Chile USA Movies Goldwyn Girl n/a C.1940s
Williams Esther n/a n/a n/a Water Ballet C.1940s
Williams Henry Brady Atlanta, GA. Cotton Club. Lizzy Murphy's Sporting House. Smash your Baggage [1933] Aka "Rubberlegs" Eccentric , Tap, Truckin', Legomania B.1907-
Williams Egbert Antigua,
W. Indies, California
"Two Real Coons." Gold Bug. Clorindy. Dahomey. " Williams & Walker" Cakewalk, Tap 3/11/1875-3/4/1922
Williams Frances St. Paul, Minnesota (said to have introduced the Charleston and created the Black Bottom 9/6/1925, St. Petersburg (FL) Times) Artists and Models, George White's Scandals, Broadway Through a Keyhole Realname: Frances Jellinek. M: five times Black Bottom, Charleston, Acrobatic, Chorus dancer, Actress, Singer 11/3/1901-1/27/1959
Williams Louis n/a Change of Heart, mascots for NBC Kiddie Hour ( Albert Pops Palmer) aka: "Pops and Louis" Eccentric, all dances, sang, musician C.1930's
Wilkens Marion Ca.? 1940 Lets Make Music Dean Collins? Rumba C.1940's
Wills Frances Chicago? Chicago Stork Club n/a Acrobatic Dancer C.1937
Wilson Derby n/a Bamboola [1929] Bojangles Student Tap C.1929
Wilson Dottie n/a 1924 Harry Carroll's Revue n/a Charleston C.1924
Wilson G. Hepburn n/a Instructor Inner Circle Magazine n/a C.1910s
Wilson Joie n/a 7/8/25 Suttons cafe contest winner n/a Ballroom C.1925
Wilson Lucille New York Cotton Club. Cotton Club Girl M: Louis Armstrong n/a C.1935?
Wilson Thomas Europe? Author Dancing Master at King's Theater Country dances, Waltz, Quadrilles C.1820s
Winfield Raymond n/a Part of Tip, Tap and Toe Aka: Tip, Tap and Toe, Sammy Green, Teddy Frazier Tap, Acrobatic Flash C.1920's
Winters Ellis & Irina n/a n/a n/a Adagio, Ballroom C.1930s?
Winton Jane n/a n/a n/a Fan Dance C.1930s
Wise Lawrence "Lollie" Los Angeles Clubs, Movies Lillian Arnold West Coast Swing, 1940-50's
Wise, Jr. Russell n/a n/a n/a Tap, Acrobatic, Tumbling C.1930s
Wogksch Ann n/a 1956 Harvest Moon Ball John Lionetti Ballroom C.1950s
Wolf Mel & Nita n/a Clubs n/a Adagio, Ballroom C.1934
Wolfstone Billy n/a 1938 You Can't Take It With You n/a Dancer C.1938
Wolkowsky George n/a 3/1928 - Hippadrome. 1938 Old Mother Riley in Paris. New Princes Club (Restaurant) ( Photo) Mlle. Nadia (1920's), m: Kathleen Sarah Crawley aka Esme Grande (1930s +50s) Ballet, Russian, Apache Dance C.1920's
Wong Anna May Los Angeles 1928- Song, 1927 Devil dancer. 1922 Toll of the sea. Picadilly Aka: Wong Liu Tsong Oriental Dancer, actress 1/3/1905-2/2/1961
Wong Jardin n/a Clubs Alfred Chung Chinese Dance
Team- Ballroom
C.1950s
Wood Helen n/a Moulin Rouge n/a Chorus C.1930s?
Wood Jesica New York? Aka: Wood Sisters John Foley Ballroom C.1920s
Wood Laura New York Aka: Wood Sisters John Foley Ballroom C.1920s
Wooden Betty n/a n/a n/a Shoe Dance n/a
Woodman Annette n/a Meadowbrook Foxtrot Guy Livingston Foxtrot C.1914
Woods Bertie-Lou NY Apollo Banks, Taylor Chorus / Tap C.1930s
Woods Theresa, Mary Shasta, CA. Harvest Moon Ball Chuck ? West Coast Swing, C.1930s
Woods Tommy n/a Runnin' Wild, Shuffle Along Solo, George Stamper, Dewey Weinglass Acrobatic Tap, Slow Motion Acrobatic dance, C.1917
Woods n/a n/a n/a Aka: Woods and Bray Apache C.1940s
Wooge Heidie n/a n/a n/a Dancer C.1920s?
Woolsey Robert Oakland, CA Vaudeville n/a Cakewalk C.1920s
Worth Muriel n/a ( Pro debut 9/25/1916 at B.F. Keith's Vaudeville Theater.) n/a Dancer, Singer C.1916
Woytek Lowski n/a n/a Real Name: Woiciech Wiesidlowski Dancer 10/11/1939-11/24/1995
Wray Faye n/a Radio Guide News -11/1929 n/a n/a C.1929
Wright Jimmy New York Cotton Club Cotton Club Boys Eccentric / Tap C.1933
Wvoka "Jack Wilson" Nevada (founded Ghost dance religion of the Piute Indians) n/a Ghost Dance 1856?-1932
Wyckoff Freida Angela Los Angeles Don't Knock The Rock. Carnival Rock. Swingtime George Christopherson West Coast Swing, Lindy, Balboa C.1940s
Wyman Jane St. Joseph, Missouri Danced in 'The Kid from Spain' Real Name: Sarah Jane Fulks. m: Ronald Reagan Chorus Dancer B.1/1914
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