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Teenarama: Dance Class

Object Details

Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture
Scope and Contents
Dance class for the documentary 'Dance Party: The Teenarama Story.' Teens learned the dances of the 1960s, particularly hand dance, for the authenticity of the documentary. The original footage from the television show 'The Teenarama Dance Party' could not be located so the filmmaker created reenactments of the show.
Performance. Part of the Teenarama Collection. Transcribed from physical asset: Eclipse. Undated.
circa 2000
2 Video recordings (VHS)
Archival materials
Video recordings
African Americans
D.C. hand dance
Television programs
African Americans on television
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Collection Rights
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Teenarama: Dance Class, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
ACMA.06-055, Item ACMA AV005282
Local Numbers
ACMA AV005283
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