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Millie Donay Research Paper

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Carmela Dante DeFrancesco known as Millie Donay was an outstanding Lindy Hopper, she met Cuban Pete at the Palladium Ballroom in 1952, he taught her the Mambo and the clave, to which she added Lindy moves. Cuban Pete and Millie excited the world with their daring original routines, making the Mambo to an international craze. Every Wednesday night, people came to the Palladium Ballroom to watch them dance the Mambo, Rumba, and the Guajira. Millie is most famous for her making of body rolls, especially one where she turned her back to the audience as she tapped her butt. Cuban Pete and Millie parted ways in 1956, but remained friends through the years. They have one daughter together. In 1957-1960, she paired with Marilyn Winters, creating the
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