Novelty dances

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v Twist

1n the movie "Twist Around the Clock" with Chubby Checker  the Twist is given the completely fictional origin as the local dance of a small, remote, all-white community.  A eager promoter takes a white group to the big city, and Chubby Checker "catches the act."  In fact, it seem the Twist was an innovation by the male stage dancers for black R&B artist Hank Ballard, who first recorded the song "Twist." About a year later Chubby Checker made an exact copy, appeared with it on American Bandstand, and the craze started (1960). [Dan VanArsdale]

At one time the twist was banned in Buffalo.

> Fad dances banned at Brigham Young U

> General 60s dances

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