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Last Name First Name Location Notes, Performed etc. Dance Partners, Misc. Dances Done Dates
Sacco Dorothy Plula, FL. 1939 Worlds Jitterbug Champions Bill Bauersfield Jitterbug B.1921-
Saddler Donald Van Nuys, CA. International Casino | | USO Canteens n/a Ballet B.1920
Sadowski Pauline n/a 1956 Harvest Moon Ball n/a n/a 1950's
Sagal Marge n/a Aka: Marge Champion Gower Champion Ballroom 1940-50's
Sager Bernie n/a Judge: Harvest Moon Ball, Teacher n/a Lindy | CollegiateShag | Rumba 1937
Saheret ??? Australia Follies Marginy. (Von Struck Painting) n/a Belly? | Salome | Can-Can | Contortionist 1900's
Sailor Lil NY? A Tough Dance: Edison Film Kid Foley Apache dance 1902
Saint-Leon Arthur London Area n/a Fanny Cerrito Ballet 1840's
Salambo n/a n/a n/a n/a Belly | Seven Veils 1910
Salan (sp?) Margarita Germany Aleged Spy!: Executed by French (firing line) Aka: Mata Hari Exotic ?-10/15/1917
Salle Marie n/a n/a n/a Ballet 1707-1756
Salvaggis, the ?? USA 1902 Lustspiel ?? Dancers 1902
Samaniego Nena ?San Francisco, CA? Xavier Cugat | Columbia Pictures Married: Jose Navarro | Prtnr: Carlos Rosario Ballroom | Spanish | Flamenco | Chiapanecas 1940's
"Sammy Sunshine" USA 1929 Steppin' Along Aka: Ernest Morrison Tap 1929
Sanchez Elvera "Baby" Puerto Rico Sammy Davis Jrs. Mother Married: Sammy Davis Sr. Dancer 1920's
Sands Dick n/a Instructor n/a Jig | Clog | Hornpipe | Fancy 1879
Sanderson Julia n/a The Argentine Vernon Castle Argentine Tango 1910's
Sandor Gluck USA Publix Theater, N.Y. Dance Project n/a Ballet | Stage 1930's
Sandrini Carlos Buenos Aires Guinness Record n/a Ballroom 1955
Sansone Tony n/a Capitol Theater | Sansone-Vanderbuilt Theater Aka: Desha and Sansone Adagio 1930's
Santley Joseph n/a Music Box Revue | Gay Divorce | Princess Shows | Just Fancy | When Dreams Come True Ruth Randall | Ivy Sawyer | Gaby Deslys Santley Tango | Hawaiian Butterfly 1910's-20's
Santlow Mrs? England n/a n/a London's most famous dancer 1728
Sapp "Kid" n/a Southern Medicine Tent Show dancer n/a n/a 1900's
Sarul David Hollywood, CA. Chippendales, Circus Disco, Crest Lounge, Destiny 2, La Chic, LA Valley College, Lion D'Or, Nicks Fishmarket, Orlando Orsini's, Pips, Press Box, Red Chimney, Tennesee Gin & Cotton Co., Victoria Station | Hustle USA | TV: 'Disco Salsa Explosion,' Hot City,' 'Kicks'| Film: Can You Feel Me Dancin' aka: 'Disco Dave', 'the Einstein of Hustle' | Teacher, Dancer, Choreographer, Competitor, Judge, Performer | Married: Debra Hampton | Partners: Donna Hyatt | Patti Manners | Terri Terific | Topaz LaRue | Valerie Riddendorf | Photo's Hustle | West Coast Swing 4/10/1950-2/19/2018
Saulters Dottie     Vogues of 1938 Married:Choly Atkins Tap 1940's
Savage Archie Norfolk, VA Jammin' The Blues [1944] | Cabin in the Sky Marie Bryant Jitterbug | Tap 4/19/1914-2/4/2003
Sawyer Donald n/a Ambassador Hotel. Harvest Moon Ball Judge Mildred Holiday | Evelyn Grieg Al Smith Hop | Ballroom 1920/30's
Sawyer Ivy NY Sawyer's The Persian Garden Ballroom. Princess Shows John Jarrott | Married: Joseph Santley Ballroom 1910's
Sawyer Joan n/a Clubs-NY Lew Quinn | Rudolph Valentino | Carlos Sebastian La Rumba | Aeroplane Waltz | Siamese Dance B.1890-?
Saxon (Costanzo) Marda Los Angeles Contests | Mary Lou Jack James Costanzo Ballroom 1940's
Scheerer Robert n/a Give Out Sisters Jivin' Jacks Swing Dance 1940's
Scheim Ruth New York 1936 & 1937Harvest Moon Ball Champions John Englert Collegiate Shag b.1921
Schmuck Orlando Fort Wayne, IN. Cinderella Dancing Academy - St. Louis AKA: Orlando and Esterre (Racine) Tango | Waltz | Created Love Waltz 1914
Schwimmer Abel Chicago? ?Harvest Moon Ball? Abel and May Schwimmer: Father of Buddy Jitterbug | Ballroom 1950's
Schwimmer Benji Riverside, CA So You Think You Can Dance 2006 | U.S. Open SDC Heidi Groskreutz (cousin,) Son of Buddy and Lorie West Coast Swing | NC2S | Ballroom | Latin | Jazz 2006
Schwimmer Buddy Whittaker, IL? Nightclubs | Dance Champion | American Graffiti | Creator of the Night Club 2-Step Lynn Vogan | Married: Lorie | Abel, Benji, Lacey Jitterbug | West Coast Swing | NC2S | Ballroom | Hustle 1970's
Schwimmer Lacey Riverside, CA. So You Think You Can Dance | Dancing with the Stars | US Open SDC Sister to Benji, Daughter of Buddy & Lorie Schwimmer West Coast Swing | NC2S| Latin | Stage | Ballroom 2007
Scott Alice "Scotty" Los Angeles Groovie Movie, 1946 Junior Prom withDean Collins | 3rd girl) Eddie | Dean Collins West Coast Swing | Jitterbug | Lindy Hop 1940's
Seal Ernest 'Baby' n/a T.O.B.A. Circuit Married: Emma Dancer | Producer 1920's
Segal Frank n/a n/a n/a Instructor 1940's?
Sebastion Carlos NY Jardin de Danse | Chorographer Dorothy Bently | Beatrice Allen | Joan Sawyer Waltz | Flirtation Tango | Maxixe | Foxtrot 1914
Sedgwick Edna Chicago, IL? Yacht Club n/a Tap 1937
Seed Choppy Los Angeles? n/a Roy Damron Jitterbug 1938
Sefton Harry n/a n/a Aka: 'Dancing Spider' n/a 1900
Seigler Jack Detroit, MI. (later San Diego, CA) Dancer, J&J Competitor | M.C. ?? West Coast Swing | Jitterbug | Tap Dance | Ballroom d.10/23/2017
Selva ??? Paris Follies Marginy Laridan Ballet | Burlesque 1905
Semon ??? n/a The Equity Ball Aka: Herman & Semon Comic Acrobats | Acrobatic Dance 1928
Sevigne Madame de Europe? n/a daughter "Mme. de Grignon" Passepied | Quadrilles | Court 1626-1696
Sevilla Ninon Havana, Cuba Peridida | La Mulatto | Marathon de Baile | Musicade ayer - movies Used Santeria rites in her dancing routines Ballet | Rumba | Spanish B.11/10/1921
Sexton Mert n/a Christy Minstrels n/a Jig 1834-5/1866
Symour Constance n/a Shown on Video: Entertainers in Britsih Films: a century in British Cinema Andrea Meazza n/a n/a
Seymour Katie England? Gaiety Theater | Opera Comique | Casino Girl Horne Brothers Step Dance | Skirt | Ballet | Burlesque D.1903
Shan-Kar Uday Bombay? "Krishna and Radha" | A Hindu Wedding | Covent Garden | also Orchestra Hall in Chicago (1934) | Uday Shankar Indian Culture Center Anna Pavlova | Simkie | Kanak-Lata | Debendra & Robindra Hindu Dances 1900-1977
Shaw Billy n/a Burlesque dance act Idylle Shaw Ballroom | Burlesque 1947s
Shaw And Lee n/a Going Places [RKO 1930] n/a Eccentric Dancers 1930
Shawn Ted Kansas City, MI Dansants (Teas) Ruth St. Denis | Norma Gould Ballroom | Ethnic | Gay | Modern Dance 10/21/1891-4/27/1972
Sheehy Thomas H. Chicago?, IL? Aragon | Trianon Instructor, DMA Created Lindbergh Glide | Dixie Stomp | Kinkajou | Ballroom 1927
Sheldon Roy n/a 1/24/1921 Palace Theater Pearl Regay Ballroom 1921
Shepard Evelyn NY Cotton Club Girl Married: Jack Fuller n/a 1935?
Shepard Vera n/a Audubon Ballroom n/a Marathon | Instructor 1923
Shepard Walter NY Cotton Club Cotton Club Boys Eccentric | Tap 1933
Shepro Elaine n/a 1948 Harvest Moon Ball Jitterbug Champions Martin Abezetian Jitterbug B.1929
Sheridan Ann n/a 1938 Juke Girl n/a Ballroom 1930's
Sheridan & Mack USA Minstrel Dancers n/a Clog 1800's
Sherman Hal n/a Hellzapoppin' n/a Eccentric 1940's
Sherman Mickey Newark, NJ Vaudeville? 1940? Steel Pier Champ? Ballroom 1940's?
Shea Mary Jane Canton, OH USO Dancer | Sailor Bar | Circus Ballet n/a Ballet | Ballroom 1940's
Shorty and Slim n/a n/a n/a Charles Green | James Walker Tap | Legomania | Eccentric 1920's
Sinclair Diane n/a 1953 Dave Garroway Show Kenneth Spaulding n/a 1950's
Siebert Wallace n/a Your Show of Shows (TV) n/a n/a 1950's
Siegler Hannah n/a n/a Aka: Jose' Hermosa n/a 1930's
Siegler Jack San Diego, CA San Diego Swing Dance Clubs n/a West Coast Swing d.2017
Sims Howard "Sandman" NY Apollo | No Maps On My Taps [1979]   Real name: Howard Simms Tap Dancer D.2003
Simmons Ida n/a Minstrel Shows n/a Fire & Rope Dance 1879
Simmons Maudine NY Cotton Club Girl Married: Nelson Sykes Chorus Dancer 1935?
Sinclair Diane n/a n/a 1/25/54 Life Mag. n/a 1950's
Sinden Bert  England Brother to Topsy Sinden ?? Actor, Dancer 1877-1911
Sinden Miss Topsy England Sister to Bert Sinden | Gaiety Theater | Dalys Theater | San Toy | Country Girl Covent Gardens-at age 5 Ballroom | Mime | Spanish | Tarantella | Spanish | Step & Clog | Can-Can | Skirt 1878-1951
Sissle (Gordon) Ethel NY / L.A. Cotton Club Cotton Club Girl Divorced: Noble Sissle 1935?
Slap & Happy Daniels & Irwin n/a Rhythmania (Soundie) Harold Daniels & Leslie Irwin Tap Dancers 1940's
Slick & Slack Maybe Dancers? n/a It Happened In Harlem [1945], The Joint is Jumpin' [1941] n/a Tap? 1940's
Sliter Dick n/a Christy Minstrels n/a Jig D.5/21/1861
Slezak (Chadimová) Anna Kotelec, Bohemia Said to have invented the Polka Joseph Neruba Married:Slezak? Polka | Redowa | Galop 1830's
Sloan A. Baldwin n/a 1914 Darktown Follies Grace Field Ballroom 1914
Sloden Lewis N.Y. Palace Theater Joan Sawyer Dancing In The Shadows 1914
Slyde Jimmy Atlanta, GA. aka: James Titus Godbolt Jr, King of Slides | Part of duo called "the Slyde Brothers (Mitchell)" | Films: The Cotton Club | Tap
Jimmy "Sir Slyde" Mitchell Tap | Jazz 10/2/1927-5/16/2008
Smith Bessie Chattanooga, TN. Moses Stokes Minstrel Troupe | St. Louis Blues | Blues Shouter Andrew Smith (bro.) Singer | Started as a dancer at 18 (1912) 4/15/1894-9/26/1937
Smith Clarence "Pinetop" Alabama Rabbit Foot Minstrels | NightClubs n/a Originally a Tap Dancer, turned Musician 6/11/04-3/14/29
Smith Eleanor & Kathryn n/a n/a n/a Toe | Tap | Eccentric 1930's
Smith Helen USA Cologne Minstrel Shows n/a Song and Dance 1890
Smith Joe n/a The girl from Montmartre' | May be the Joseph below Trixie Wilsoon The tango-can-can 1910's
Smith Joseph NY The Apaches of Paris [1915] | Queen of Moulin Rouge [1909] | La Bella Argentina Tango | Ziegfeld Follies of 1907 Louise Alexander | Laura Hamilton | Frances Demerest Apache | Tango | Mime | Maxixe | Ballet 1878 - 1932
Smith Lenny Los Angeles Movies: Swing | Swing Fever | Follow the Boys and others Kay Smith | Joe Lanza West Coast Swing | Lindy | Jitterbug | D.1967
Smith Mamie Cincinnati, OH Tutt-Whitney's Smart Set Company "Tutt Whitney" Singer, started as a dancer 5/26/1883-10/30/1946
Smith Ruth Lafayette, IN. MarathonDancer Frank Miller | Frank Lovecchio n/a 1932
Smith Wanda n/a Moonlight in Vermont Jivin' Jacks Swing Dance 1942
Smith "Tex" Cleburne, TX. Marathon Dancer Irene Carter Marathon? | Waltz 1935
Smith Tom So Cal Swing Dancer Pepper West Coast Swing | Jitterbug | 1960's ?
Smith Tom USA? n/a n/a Comedy | Eccentric 1910's
Smith William NY Cotton Club Cotton Club Boys Eccentric | Tap 1933
Smolich n/a n/a n/a Usachev Cakewalk 1916
Snakehips See: Tucker n/a n/a n/a n/a 1930's
Snowden Shorty George ??? Savoy Ballroom | Smalls Paradise | Cotton Club | Named the Lindy Hop Big Bea | Shorty Snowden Trio | Sippie Wallace song Lindy Hop | Breakaway | Charleston Dancer B.1904-1970's?
Snyder Gene Richmond, VA Director for the Roxy | Rockettes | n/a Ballet | Tap | Specialty dances B.1908-
Sodestrom MR. Denver, CO Instructor n/a Collegiate 1927
Sokolov Anna Hartford, CN n/a Martha Graham Modern B.1910-
Solk Gus USA? Vaudeville - Irish Pawnbroker's n/a Choreographer 1903
Somes Michael n/a n/a n/a Dancer 9/28/1917-11/18/1994
Son & Sonny ??? NY Apollo | Cotton Club | Café Zanzibar [1945] | Started at College Inn Aka: Roland James and Sonny Montgomery Acrobatic Tap 1939
Sorel Felicia NY USO | Salome The Hartmans | Josephine Baker Ballet dances | Salome | Ballroom | 1940's
Southern Lou Los Angeles, CA Rock Around the Clock | Don't Knock the Rock | Desk Set | Clubs n/a West Coast Swing | Lindy | Jitterbug 1940-50's
Spencer Prince n/a Joined the Four Step Brothers act n/a Tap | Slides 1930's
Spencer Vicki n/a n/a Clay Cole Twist 1962
Spyropolos Faheda Mahzar Chicago, IL Worlds Fair Aka: Little Egypt Belly | Strip | Burlesque | Hootchy B.1893-
St. Cyr Mimi n/a Gaiety Theater? | La Cigale n/a Tarantella | Spanish 1880's?
St. Denis Ruth Somerville, NJ Denishawn School Ted Shawn Early Ballroom | Modern | Ballet | B.1877-1968
St. Leon Arthur Paris Violinists | Dancer | Author Married: Fanny Cerrito Ballet 9/17/1821-9/2/1870
Stan & Kaye S. Catron & K.Popp n/a Something For The Boys | 8/1943 Life Magazine Leon James & Wila Mae Ricter Lindy | Carolina Shag Stan-b.1926-?
Stanford The Eccentric n/a 1927: The Revue des Revues Aka: The Eccentric Eccentric 1927
Stanley Dan USA No Tomorrow Play Al Birnes Dance Team 1914
Stanley Helene Los Angeles, CA Patrick the Great | Hi-Buddy [1943] Jivin' Jacks | Real Name: Dolores Santley Swing Dance 1928-1/27/1990
Stanley (santley?) John n/a Variety Girl n/a Specialty Dancer 1947
Stanley Joseph NY Girl On The Magazine Cover Gaby Deslys Gaby Glide 19??
Stanton Ronald n/a Swing Parade Jivin' Jacks Swing Dance 1946
Stamper George n/a Runnin' Wild [1923] Tommy Woods | Solo Dancer Slow Dance w/ Splits? 1924
Stanwyck Barbara Brooklyn, NY 1922 Ziegfeld Follies | George White Scandals n/a Chorus Line dancer | Actress 1907-1990
Stapleton Wally & Ver'dyn USA 1937 Hockshop Blues ?? Tap and Ballroom 1930's
Starbuck James n/a Your Show of Shows Imogene Coca | Tamara Toumanova Ballet | Ballroom | Specialty 1950's
Step Brothers n/a CA n/a n/a Tap | Swing 1950's
Stepanova (Stepanoff) Taianna Marseilles, France Ballets Russes Oleg Tupine | Married: George Peabody Gardner, 3 children | Peabody died in 2007 Ballet | Jota | Spanish Dance 2/2/1924-12/29/2009
Stephen Marie Guy n/a Las Boleras de Cadiz n/a Ballet | Bolero | Spanish 1844
Stepney Francis Massachusetts 1st. American Dance Teacher n/a Dance Master 1685
Steppers, the Ebony n/a Just a Minute [1928] n/a Step dancing | Tap 1928
Stepping Stones The n/a Vaudeville Dancers n/a Tap | Step Dance 1930's?
Stewart Maxwell London The inventor of the double reverse spin in the waltz. Winner 1923 World Ballroom Championships Barbara Miles Ballroom | Waltz 1923
Stewart Richard n/a n/a n/a Novelty Dancer 1920's?
Stith Gwen n/a Films: Colorado Sunset | Ziegfeld Girl | Dark Horse Ran a dance studio in San Pedro, CA. Champion Drum Majorette, dancer 1921-12/18/2006
Stodelle Ernestine Oaklnad, CA Danced with Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman | Jose Limon Married: Theodore Komisarjevsky (1882-1954) and John R. Chamberlain (1903-1995). 6 Children Modern | Ballet | 5/6/1912-1/5/2008
Stone Amy n/a 1865 - Fanchon n/a Ballet | 1865
Stone Bentley Plankinton, SD Black Crook | Street Singer | Second Little Show Margaret Stevens | Albertieri Ballet | Tap | Ballroom 1930's
Stone Fred n/a Tip Top [1919] Family danced, Dave Montgomery Tap | Stop-Time Dance Routine 1920's
Stowitts Hubert 'Jay' USA? n/a n/a AmericanBallet | Painter 1892-1953
Stratton Dave USA Dewey Weinglass first partner n/a Russian? 1913
Stratton Eugene USA n/a n/a Singer & Dancer 1861-1918
Strauss Sarah Mildred n/a n/a n/a Ballet | Modern? 1930's
Strohman "Scoby" n/a The Spirit Moves n/a AppleJackS | Tap | Jazz | Lindy Hop 1950's
Strelska Vera n/a n/a Concerts Ballet? 1927
Stringbeans n/a n/a Christopher Columbus [1937] | Globe Theatre Stringbeans and Susie | Sweetie May | Real Name: Buddy LeMay Truckin' | Buck and Wing | The Grind | Snake Hips | Musician 1918
Struggy n/a n/a Brown Buddies [1930] | Nagasaki [1934] | Don Redman & His Orchestra [1934] Aka: Red and Struggy (Struggs) Satires | Lindy Hop | Tap | Eccentric | Comedy | Pantomime 1930's
Studholme Marie n/a n/a n/a Dancer, Actress 1900's?
Stump & Stumpy n/a Apollo | Stump and Stumpy short [1948] Aka: James Cross | Harold Cromer Tap | Dancers | Comedians 1930's
Stuart Nick NY? Blake Of Scotland Yard Aka: Nicholas Pratza Apache dance 4/10/1903-4/7/1973
Stuart Richard Fairmont, WV Life Begins at 8:40 Aka: Stuart and Lea, & Richard & Flora Ossana Ballroom | Ballet S:1901
Subligny Marie Therese de France? n/a Ballon Allemande | Court | Ballet 1666-1736
Sujata n/a n/a n/a Asota Fire Dancers 1940's
Sullivan Jim & Louise n/a Trianon Ballroom | Fox Newsreel | The Night they RaidedMinsky's Gloria Cranwell nae: Cotchonis is daughter WorldCharleston Champions" 1926
Sullivan George Harlem, NY 1955 Harvest Moon Ball Winner | The Spirit Moves | member of the Jiveadeers Married: Ruth Sullivan Lindy Hop 1950's
Sullivan Ruth "Sugar" Harlem, NY 1955 Harvest Moon Ball Winner | The Spirit Moves Video | member of the Jiveadeers, Sonny Allen's Rocket's Partner ofAl Minns | Big Nick |married: George Sullivan Lindy Hop 1950's
Surrat Valeska NY? n/a Gould Apache dance 1909
Sushinsky Marion NY 1940's Harvest Moon Ball Al Toneatti Rumba 1940's
Swayze Patsy Houston, TX Realname: Yvonne Helen | aka Patsy Karnes | Married: Jesse Wayne Swayze | Choreo: Urban Cowboy | Liar's Moon | One Last Dance Mother to: Sean Vicky, Bambi, Patrick and Donald Swayze | [Obits] Ballroom | Ballet | Jazz | Teacher | Chorographer 2/7/1927-9/9/2013
Swayze Patrick Houston, TX Dirty Dancing | Roadhouse | Ghost | Married: Lisa Neimi | Son of Patsy Swayze Jennifer Gray Mambo | Dirty Dance | Ballroom b.8/18/1952-9/2009
Sweepstone n/a n/a n/a Aka: Sweepstone & Tweedle Ballroom | Tango 1920's?
Swinton Harry n/a Old Kentucky | Bijou Theatre (Brooklyn), successful Contest dancer n/a Sand Dancer | Spreadin' the Sand | Legendary Tap dancer 1900's
Sygietynski Mira Ziminska & Tadeusz n/a Co-founder and director of the Mazowsze Song and Dance Ensemble n/a Folk | Polka M-1901-1/26/1997 | T-d.1955
Sylvester Victor London, England Originally a famous dance Instructor who later turned band leader for Ballroom Dances Phyllis Clarke | Married: Dorothy Newton Ballroom | | Tango | Charleston 2/25/1900-8/14/1978
Szanto Maria n/a n/a Van Dyck Dancers Dancer 1920's
Szony Francois Budapest, Hungary 1953 Toast of the Town (TV.)1951 Harvest Moon Ball | Latin Quarter Aka: The Szonys | Married: Giselle | Aerialist | Coach Ballroom | Ballet | Adagio 1950's