Voices of the Jazz Era Ballroom

Voices of the Jazz Era Ballroom is a grassroots, web-based oral history project devoted to preserving and passing on the memory of dance in the Jazz era through the lives and words of everyday people. This is your story—please contribute by talking with a parent or grandparent, neighbor, or friend and explore the archive to see how others have shared their stories.

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From the Donald Russ collection

Several students pose in a chorus line formation outside of South High School, Grand Rapids, MI. Photo taken from the 1926 yearbook of Donald Russ.