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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 c.1950s
Sagal Marge n/a Aka: Marge Champion Gower Champion Ballroom c.1940-50s
Sager Bernie n/a Judge: Harvest Moon Ball, Teacher n/a Lindy, Collegiate Shag, Rumba c.1937
Saheret ??? Australia Follies Marginy. ( Von Struck Painting) n/a Belly?, Salome, Can-Can, Contortionist c.1900s
"Sailor" Lil NY? A Tough Dance, Edison Film "Kid" Foley Apache c.1902
Saint-Leon Arthur London Area n/a Fanny Cerrito Ballet, c.1840s
Salambo n/a n/a n/a n/a Belly, Seven Veils c.1910
Salan (SP?) Margarita Germany ( Aleged Spy!: Executed by French.) Aka: Mata Hari Exotic ?-10/15/1917
Salle Marie n/a n/a n/a Ballet 1707-1756
Salvaggis, the ?? USA 1902 Lustspiel ?? Dancers c.1902
Samaniego Nena ?San Francisco, CA? Xavier Cugat.
Columbia Pictures
M: Jose Navarro, Prtnr: Carlos Rosario Ballroom, Spanish, Flamenco, Chiapanecas c.1940s
"Sammy Sunshine" USA 1929 Steppin' Along Aka: Ernest Morrison Tap 1929
Sanchez Elvera "Baby" Puerto Rico Sammy Davis Jrs. Mother M: Sammy Davis Sr. Dancer c.1920s
Sands Dick n/a Instructor n/a Jig, Clog, Hornpipe, Fancy c.1879
Sanderson Julia n/a The Argentine Vernon Castle Argentine Tango c.1910s
Sandor Gluck USA Publix Theater, N.Y.
Dance Project
n/a Ballet, Stage c.1930s
Sandrini Carlos Buenos Aires Guinness Record n/a Ballroom c.1955
Sansone Tony n/a Capitol Theater, Sansone-Vanderbuilt Theater Aka: Desha and Sansone Adagio c.1930s
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
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 c.1900s
Saulters Dottie     Vogues of 1938 M: Choly Atkins Tap c.1940s
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
Mildred Holiday,
Evelyn Grieg
Al Smith Hop,
Sawyer Ivy NY Sawyer's The Persian Garden Ballroom. Princess Shows John Jarrott. m: Joseph Santley Ballroom 1910's
Sawyer Joan n/a Clubs-NY Lew Quinn, Valentino, Sebastian La Rumba, Aeroplane Waltz, Siamese Dance B.1890-?
( Costanzo)
Marda Los Angeles Contests. Mary Lou Jack James Costanzo Ballroom 1940s
Scheerer Robert n/a Give Out Sisters Jivin' Jacks Swing Dance c.1940s
Scheim Ruth New York 1936 & 1937 Harvest 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 c.1914
Schwimmer Abel Chicago? ?Harvest Moon Ball? Abel and May Schwimmer. Father of Buddy Jitterbug, Ballroom c.1950s
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 c.2006
Schwimmer Buddy Whittaker, IL? Nightclubs. Dance Champion, American Graffiti. Creator of the Night Club 2Step Lynn Vogan,
m: Lorie. Abel, Benji, Lacey
Jitterbug, West Coast Swing, NC2S, Ballroom. Hustle c.1970s
Schwimmer Lacey Riverside, CA. So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars, US Open SDC Sister to Benji, Daughter of Buddy & Lorie West Coast Swing, NC2S, Ballroom c.2007
Scott Alice "Scotty" Los Angeles Groovie Movie, 1946 Junior Prom with Dean Collins, 3rd girl) Eddie. Dean Collins West Coast Swing, Jitterbug, Lindy c.1940s
Seal Ernest 'Baby' n/a T.O.B.A. Wife: Emma Dancer-Producer c.1920s
Segal Frank n/a n/a n/a Instructor c.1940s?
Sebastion Carlos NY Jardin de Danse, Chorographer Dorothy Bently, Beatrice Allen, Joan Sawyer Waltz, Flirtation Tango, Maxixe, Foxtrot c.1914
Sedgwick Edna Chicago, IL? Yacht Club n/a Tap c.1937
Seed Choppy Los Angeles? n/a Roy Damron Jitterbug c.1938
Sefton Harry n/a n/a Aka - Dancing Spider n/a c.1900
Seigler Jack B. Detroit, MI. later San Diego, CA Dancer, J& Competitor, M.c. ?? West Coast Swing, Jitterbug, Tap Dance, Ballroom d.10/23/2017
Selva ??? Paris Follies Marginy Laridan Ballet, Burlesque c.1905
Semon ??? n/a The Equity Ball Aka: Herman & Semon Comic Acrobats, Acrobatic c.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 c.1947s
Shaw And Lee n/a Going Places [RKO 1930] n/a Eccentric Dancers c.1930
Shawn Ted Kansas City, MI Dansants (Teas) Ruth St. Denis,
Norma Gould
Ballroom,/ Ethnic, Gay
Modern Dance
Sheehy Thomas H. ?Chicago, IL? Aragon, Trianon Instructor, DMA Created Lindbergh Glide. Dixie Stomp, Kinkajou, Ballroom c.1927
Sheldon Roy n/a 1/24/1921 Palace Theater Pearl Regay Ballroom c.1921
Shepard Evelyn NY Cotton Club Girl M: Jack Fuller n/a c.1935?
Shepard Vera n/a Audubon Ballroom n/a Marathon, Instructor c.1923
Shepard Walter NY Cotton Club Cotton Club Boys Eccentric/ Tap c.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 c.1930s
Sheridan & Mack USA Minstrel Dancers n/a Clog c.1800s
Sherman Hal n/a Hellzapoppin', n/a Eccentric c.1940s
Sherman Mickey Newark, NJ ?Vaudeville? ?1940 Steel Pier Champ?. Ballroom ??1940s??
Shea Mary Jane Canton, OH USO Dancer. Sailor Bar.
Circus Ballet
n/a Ballet, Ballroom c.1940s
Shorty and Slim n/a n/a n/a Charles Green, James Walker Tap, Legomania, Eccentric c.1920s
Sinclair Diane n/a 1953 Dave Garroway Show Kenneth Spaulding n/a c.1950s
Siebert Wallace n/a Your Show of Shows (TV) n/a n/a c.1950s
Siegler Hannah n/a n/a Aka: Jose' Hermosa n/a c.1930s
Siegler Jack San Diego, CA Clubs n/a West Coast Swing c.1950s
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 c.1879
Simmons Maudine NY Cotton Club Girl M: Nelson Sykes Chorus Dancer c.1935?
Sinclair Diane n/a n/a 1/25/54 Life Mag. n/a c.1950s
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 c.1940s
Slick & Slack Maybe Dancers? n/a It Happened In Harlem [1945], The Joint is Jumpin' [1941] n/a Tap? c.1940s
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,
m: ? Slezak
Polka, Redowa, Galop c.1830s
Sloan A. Baldwin n/a 1914 Darktown Follies Grace Field Ballroom, c.1914
Sloden Lewis N.Y. Palace Theater Joan Sawyer Dancing In The Shadows c.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 Andrew Smith (bro.) Singer, Started as a dancer at 18 (1912.) 4/15/1894-9/26/1937
Smith Clarence "Pinetop" Alabama Rabbit Foot Minstrels. Clubs 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 c.1930s
Smith Helen USA Cologne Minstrel Shows n/a Song and Dance c.1890
Smith Joe n/a 'The girl from Montmartre''. May be Joseph below Trixie Wilsoon The tango-can-can c.1910s
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 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. Marathon Dancer Frank Miller,
Frank Lovecchio
n/a c.1932
Smith Wanda n/a Moonlight in Vermont Jivin' Jacks Swing Dance c.1942
Smith "Tex" Cleburne, TX. Marathon Dancer Irene Carter Marathon?? Waltz c.1935
Smith Tom So Cal Swing Dancer Pepper West Coast Swing, Jitterbug, c.1960's ?
Smith Tom USA?         Comedy, Eccentric c.1910s
Smith William NY Cotton Club Cotton Club Boys Eccentric/ Tap c.1933
Smolich n/a n/a n/a Usachev Cakewalk c.1916
Snakehips See: Tucker n/a n/a n/a n/a c.1930s
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-?
Snyder Gene Richmond, VA Director -Roxy, Rockettes, n/a Ballet, Tap, Specialty B.1908-
Sodestrom MR. Denver, CO Instructor n/a Collegiate c.1927
Sokolov Anna Hartford, CN n/a Martha Graham Modern B.1910-
Solk Gus USA? Vaudeville - Irish Pawnbroker's n/a Choreographer c.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 c.1939
Sorel Felicia NY USO. Salome Hartmans,
Josephine Baker
Ballet, Salome
Southern Lou Los Angeles, CA Rock Around the Clock, Don't Knock the Rock, Desk Set,
n/a West Coast Swing,
, Jitterbug,
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 c.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, c.1880s?
St. Denis Ruth Somerville, NJ Denishawn School Ted Shawn Early Ballroom,, Modern, Ballet, B.1877-1968
St. Leon Arthur Paris Violinists, Dancer, Author M: Fanny Cerrito Ballet 9/17/1821-9/2/1870
Stan & Kaye S. Catron & K.Popp n/a Something For The Boys. 8/1943 Life Mag Leon James & Rickter Lindy,
Carolina Shag
Stanford "The Eccentric" n/a 1927 The Revue des Revues Aka: The Eccentric Eccentric c.1927
Stanley Dan USA No Tomorrow Play Al Birnes Dance Team c.1914
Stanley Helene Los Angeles, CA Patrick the Great. Hi-Buddy [1943] Jivin' Jacks. Real Name: Dolores Santley Swing Dance 1928-1/27/1990
John n/a Variety Girl n/a Specialty Dancer c.1947
Stanley Joseph NY Girl On The Magazine Cover Gaby Deslys Gaby Glide c.19??
Stanton Ronald n/a Swing Parade Jivin' Jacks Swing Dance c.1946
Stamper George n/a Runnin' Wild [1923] Tommy Woods, Solo Dancer Slow Dance w/ Splits? c.1924
Stanwyck Barbara Brooklyn, NY 1922 Ziegfeld Follies.
George White Scandals
n/a Chorus, Actress 1907-1990
Stapleton Wally & Ver'dyn USA 1937 Hockshop Blues (clip) ?? Tap and Ballroom c.1930's
Starbuck James n/a Your Show of Shows Imogene Coca,
Tamara Toumanova
Ballet, Ballroom,
Step Brothers n/a CA n/a n/a Tap, Swing c.1950s
Stepanova (Stepanoff) Taianna Marseilles, France Ballets Russes Oleg Tupine. m: 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 c.1844
Stepney Francis Massachusetts (1st American dance Teacher) n/a Dance Master c.1685
Steppers, the Ebony   Just a Minute [1928]   Step, Tap,   c.1928
Stepping Stones The n/a Vaudeville Dancers n/a Tap, Step Dance c.1930s?
Stewart Maxwell London The inventor of the double reverse spin in the waltz. Winner 1923 World Ballroom Championships Barbara Miles Ballroom, Waltz c.1923
Stewart Richard n/a n/a n/a Novelty Dancer c.1920s?
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: Chamberlain. M: Theodore Komisarjevsky (1882-1954). John R. Chamberlain (1903-1995). 6 Children Modern, Ballet, 5/6/1912-1/5/2008
Stone Amy n/a 1865 - Fanchon n/a Ballet, c.1865
Stone Bentley Plankinton, SD Black Crook. Street Singer. Second Little Show Margaret Stevens,
Ballet, Tap,
Stone Fred n/a Tip Top [1919] (family danced,) Dave Montgomery Tap, Stop-Time Dance Routine c.1920s
Stowitts Hubert 'Jay' USA? ?? ?? American Ballet, Painter 1892-1953
Stratton Dave USA Dewey Weinglass first partner n/a Russian? c.1913
Stratton Eugene USA  -  - Singer & Dancer 1861-1918
Strauss Sarah Mildred n/a n/a n/a Ballet, Modern? c.1930s
Strohman "Scoby" n/a The Spirit Moves n/a AppleJack, Tap, Jazz, Lindy, c.1950s
Strelska Vera n/a n/a Concerts Ballet,? c.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 c.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 c.1930s
Studholme Marie n/a n/a n/a Dancer, Actress c.1900s?
Stump & Stumpy n/a Apollo, Stump and Stumpy short [1948] Aka: James Cross, Harold Cromer Tap Dancers, Comedians c.1930s
Stuart Nick NY? Blake Of Scotland Yard Aka: Nicholas Pratza Apache 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 c.1940s
Sullivan Jim & Louise n/a Trianon Ballroom. Fox Newsreel. The Night they Raided Minsky's (Gloria Cranwell - Cotchonis is daughter) "World Charleston Champions" c.1926
Sullivan George Harlem, NY 1955 Harvest Moon Ball Winner, The Spirit Moves Video, member of the Jiveadeers, m: Ruth Sullivan Lindy Hop c.1950s
Sullivan Ruth "Sugar" Harlem, NY 1955 Harvest Moon Ball Winner, The Spirit Moves Video, member of the Jiveadeers, Sonny Allen's Rocket's Partner of Al Minns, Big Nick. m: George Sullivan Lindy Hop c.1950s
Surrat Valeska NY? n/a Gould Apache c.1909
Sushinsky Marion NY 1940s Harvest Moon Ball Al Toneatti Rumba c.1940s
Swayze Patsy Houston, TX R: Yvonne Helen "Patsy" Karnes. M: Jesse Wayne Swayze. | Choreo: "Urban Cowboy", "Liar's Moon" , "One Last Dance" Mother to: Sean Vicky, Bambi, Patrick, Donald Swayze. [x] Ballroom, Ballet, Jazz, Teacher, Chorographer 2/7/1927-9/9/2013
Swayze Patrick Houston, TX Dirty Dancing. M: 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 c.1920s?
Swinton Harry n/a Old Kentucky, Bijou Theatre - Brooklyn, successful Contest dancer n/a Sand Dancer, Spreadin' the Sand, Legendary Tap dancer c.1900s
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
Sylvester Victor London, England Originally a famous dance Instructor who later turned band leader for Ballroom Dance. Phyllis Clarke, M: Dorothy Newton. Ballroom, Tango, Charleston 2/25/1900 – 8/14/1978
Szanto Maria n/a n/a Van Dyck Dancers Dancer c.1920s
Szony Francois Budapest, Hungary 1953 Toast of the Town. (TV.)1951 Harvest Moon Ball. Latin Quarter Aka: The Szonys.
m: Giselle
Ballroom, Ballet,
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