Where Did That Name Come From? 

Charleston – One of the biggest dance crazes of all time, the Charleston was popularized in a song of the same name in the 1923 Broadway Show “Runnin’ Wild”.

While the choreography for the show was most likely original, the style came from the Juba dance moves that originated among slaves on plantations, variations of which remained popular with black-americans in southern cities like Charleston, South Carolina.