Let's Dance

A new series that looks at the passion and history of dance.


0101Jive2003050120031215In the 1920s, 'Lindy Hop', as it was first known, exploded onto the Harlem scene.

Dancer Frankie Manning and historian Terry Monaghan tell the foot-tapping story of jive.

0102Flamenco2003050820031222is song, first and foremost.

Its songs are about suffering, loss and love.

Each song-form has its own complex and unique rhythm, which the dancers tap out with their feet.

Historian and author Robin Totton delves into the intricate and fascinating history of flamenco, while Tito Heredia plays his guitar and dancers explain their craft.

0103Line Dancing2003051520031229Born out of the disco days, line dancing owes its origins more to the slick moves of Saturday Night Fever than to the gingham-trimmed Wild West.

With thousands joining the lines across the globe, line dancing has never been more popular, and Maurice The Caribbean Cowboy will tell you why.

0104 LASTKathak2003052220040105Dancers and choreographers, Naheed Siddiqui and Akram Khan, recount the story of this ancient Indian dance form.