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Santa baby, slip a sable under the tree for me Been an awful good girl Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight. 1. Concert tickets @ Diana Ross           2. Steven Tyler – Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Memoir           Read More …

102-year-old Alice Barker had been a famous dancer, sharing the stage with the likes of Frank Sinatra, but all of her memorabilia had been lost. Fortunately, with the help of David Shuff and Mark Cantor of Jazz on Film, Barker was finally able to see her younger self dance for the first time. Source

The twist is a dance that was inspired by rock and roll music. It became the first worldwide dance craze in the early 1960s, enjoying immense popularity among young people and drawing fire from critics who felt it was too provocative. It inspired dances such as the Jerk, the Pony, the Watusi, the Mashed Potato,   Read More …

According to “Inside The Songs Of The Sixties” (Brian L. Forsythe), the “Do The Freddie” album, by Freddie and The Dreamers, included foot diagrams from the legendary dance instructor Arthur Murray. So that’s how they got the moves!  

The Lindy Hop is an American dance that evolved in Harlem, New York City in the 1920s and 1930s and originally evolved with the jazz music of that time. Lindy was a fusion of many dances that preceded it or were popular during its development but is mainly based on jazz, tap, breakaway and Charleston.   Read More …

The Stroll was both a slow rock ‘n’ roll dance and a song that was popular in late 1950s. The dance called the Stroll began in black communities to the songs “C. C. Rider” and “Betty and Dupree” by Chuck Willis. Willis was known as “The King of the Stroll” prior to the release of   Read More …

Swinging Sixties Tips “Well let’s dance, well let’s dance, We’ll do the twist, the stomp, the mashed potato too, Any old dance that you wanna do.” “When you dance be sure to hold her, hold her tight When you dance you’ll squeeze her, yeah with all your might” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YVO8OxBipU

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