Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?
dance style characterized by side-kicks from the knee, 1923 (as title of a song), 1925 as a dance, from the U.S. city of Charleston, South Carolina, which was named for King Charles II of England.
Whether the Charleston (dance) has come to stay or not, it behooves every open-minded hostess and musician to "try it out" anyhow. [Ethel P. Peyser, "The Rotarian," July 1926]
A fast-paced dance, with elaborate arm movements, that became a craze in the United States during the 1920s.
State in the southeastern United States bordered by Pennsylvania and Maryland to the north, Virginia to the east and south, and Kentucky and Ohio to the west. Its capital and largest city is Charleston.
Note: Separated from Virginia after Virginia seceded from the Union in 1861; it was granted statehood in 1863, during the Civil War.
Note: Ranks first in bituminous coal production, with about twenty percent of the nation's total.