Vernon and Irene Castle

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Vernon and Irene Castle

Vernon and Irene Castle
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Vernon and Irene Castle, c. 1912
Credit: Benjamin Johnston[1]


Vernon and Irene Castle were a husband-and-wife Ballroom dancing team, rising to fame in the early 1910s. The Castles are credited with spreading the popularity of American Ballroom dances to Europe, including the Foxtrot, One-Step, Tango, and others[2].

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  1. By Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952, photographer. - Library of Congress CALL NUMBER: LOT 11735 <item> [P&P], Public Domain,
  2. Martin, C. (2012). Irene and Vernon Castle. Retrieved May 14, 2017, from

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