This film contains copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owners. Ryan Martin and the Hot Rhythm Foundation (hereafter, "The Foundation") are making this film available to the public in an effort to fulfill the Foundation's mission.
The Foundation recognizes the existence of a community of musicians and dancers that have formed by way of their shared passion for the
danceable jazz music of the early-twentieth century. It is the mission of the Foundation to promote and sustain this artistic community and in this way preserve the two historically American art forms that exist at its center--early twentieth-century jazz and swing dancing. The Foundation, like the community it supports, regards this music and these dances as living, breathing art forms of historical significance
and aims to fulfill its mission by sharing them, as such, through community outreach, education, and special events.
This film was created to serve as an educational resource for those who wish to learn more about the American swing dance called shag.
Ryan Martin and Foundation believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of the copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Law. Anyone who wishes to use the copyrighted material in this film for purposes that do not constitute 'fair use' must obtain permission from the copyright owners.