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75 Years Ago, One of the Best Dance Routines Ever Was Filmed, Unrehearsed On The First Take

People don’t quite dance and sing like they used to.

Fred Astaire once called this “the greatest dancing he had ever seen on film” and the mesmerizing performance by the Nicholas Brothers even earned the brothers a spot in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for its cultural and historical significance.

Harold and Fayard hypnotized their audiences with their dance which was completely unrehearsed, according to this New York Times article.

The duo performed to Cab Calloway’s Jumpin’ Jive from the 1943 musical film, Stormy Weather and has had a lasting effect on lovers of the arts for decades.

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