The basic steps are thought to have originated near
Charleston has more variation than you might expect and if you sprinkle in some Jazz dance steps then there is plenty to play with. Charleston can be danced in more than one style and can be solo or partnered. It is very common to incorporate Charleston into other styles of swing dancing as it one of the most important roots of Lindy Hop, etc.
We have chosen a competition video to show you how different dancers have different looks. So enjoy the video for inspiration but don't be daunted. You can start Charleston in a low-energy way and then choose if and when to dance more dynamically as you fitness allows.