Dance | 1930 | Sound | B/W
The Modern Minstrel Maidens perform the Watermelon Dance.
Dixieland type big band on stage plays highly repetitive fast music. Band-leader wears flash shiny suit. Banjo player can be seen behind, keeping the rhythm. The girls line up in front of stage, they wear shiny gypsy head scarves and tight black shorts with bare midriff.
Two or three come in front of the others and do some fast tap dancing one at a time. All the company do fast paced, elaborate tap sequences. They leave up the middle aisle, through band.
Several banjo-players can now be seen. Also percussion,horns and strings.
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