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The jazz and shimmy (sometimes seen as ‘shimmie’) were popular dances in the 1910s and 1920s. Jazz refers to a style of music as well as a number of specific dances including the Charleston and the Black Bottom. The shimmy was a specific dance that involved small steps, a close embrace, and a “wiggling” of the upper body.
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