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Cholly Atkins

The man who gave Motown its moves!

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Motown Choreographer Cholly Atkins Dead at 89
Tue April 22, 2003  By Gail Mitchell

LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - Cholly Atkins, the legendary Motown choreographer, died Saturday in Las Vegas. He was 89.

Atkins was best known for creating the rhythmic dance steps used by acts from the Supremes and Temptations to Gladys Knight & the Pips in performing their hits. The Tony Award-winning dancer was also half of the acclaimed dance duo Coles & Atkins, along with Charles "Honi" Coles.

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You know the moves.  When you hear "Stop in the Name of Love," you can even do the moves, remember the great Cholly Atkins.

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Charles "Cholly Atkins" Atkinson 

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