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50s and 60s Dance Crazes -- Frequently Asked Questions

A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the dance crazes and fads of the Fifties and Sixties and the songs which fueled the fire, including information on dance history, the Philadelphia scene, American Bandstand, and more.

What were the origins of rock and roll dancing?
What were the origins of rock and roll dancing?

What were the great Fifties rock and roll dance steps?
What were the great Fifties rock and roll dance steps?

How did the dance craze of the early 1960s begin?
How did the dance craze of the early 1960s begin?

What were some of the great Sixties dance crazes and their songs?
What were some of the great Sixties dance crazes and their songs?

How many "Twist" and "Mashed Potato" songs were there?
How many "Twist" and "Mashed Potato" songs were there?

What other Sixties dances were popular?
What other Sixties dances were popular?

What other songs mention dance crazes?
What other Sixties songs mention dance crazes?

What are the great post-dance craze Sixties dance songs?
What are the great post-dance craze Sixties dance songs?

What songs are typically used for certain dances?
What songs are typically used for certain dances?

Where can I learn to do these dances?
Where can I learn to do these dances?

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