Mashed Potatoes & Monster Mash
Fad dances banned at Brigham Young U
General 60s dances
You can see novelty dances in the following movies:
- Grease. This has a good stroll scene. Buy the soundtrack from Amazon, Buy the movie from Amazon
- Hairspray. A large number of novelty dances, and a great version of the Madison. Buy the soundtrack from Amazon, Buy the movie from Amazon
- Blues Brothers. Several novelty dances while Ray Charles sings Shake your toilfeather. Buy the soundtrack from Amazon, Buy the movie from Amazon
To learn novelty dances, there is the fabulous book Discotheque Danes by Dick Blake. It is long out of print. You can see some of the instructions here
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Last modified on: 2001, Tuesday February 6.