What are the Common Dances from the 1950s

The art of dancing is based on creative movements of body shaped in typical and organized format to represent various emotions of inner self of an individual. With advancement in fashion trends and liking of people, the dance industry has also noticed plenty of changes over the years. The typical traditional dancing accounted in 1950s, which represented dance as a passion and desire. In 1950, American youth took the initiative to sprawl their rebellion attitude through dancing and singing mode. Musical talents supported and accompanied several different styles of dancing at that time by the voices of Fisher, Elvis and Andrews and the dances of that time represented these popular voices with command.

Much to disbelief of many American parents dances of that time that accounted on songs of Elvis Presley became the trademark of youth and are still followed sometime. The so-called Dirty Dancing became quite popular as Elvis came on stage people used to start shouting on his hip moves and this was copied by so many youngsters and became revolution in youth. Some of the popular dance of that time which made that era famous for dancing are Sock Hop, Hora, Graceland and Re-Create dances. Dance became popular with start of Saturday nights as number of young girls and boys along with older ones at times joined these buzzing parties to dance on passionate musical numbers.

The places that accounted these dance were zones for stoppage or collection of youngsters, teenagers, and the reason behind drop of such dances over the years is advancement in TV industry, which overtook this Saturday night style of dancing. This style and way of dancing gave rise to culture of clubs, bars and pubs that has now groomed in to disco theatres. All these places in 1950s remained crowded with people of all age groups and such place of dancing became meeting zone for friends and family members. With rise in popularity, the dancing started in other countries also and these places became the hub of business.

Some of the famous style of past that are still copied with slight changes today are Cha Cha, Bosa nova, Jive, the Mombo, The Stroll and the West Coast Swing. There were other traditional dances also like foxtrot, the waltz and the Jitterbug, which became popular with new dances in 1950. The old age people who were young when these dances initiated or came in market tells that dancing on those tunes at fabulous places were a real fun as they did it once or twice a week. After the addiction by Elvis, the Rock and roll became the slogan of youth and changed the entire picture.

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