When you are looking for a different theme for your next birthday party, why not go back in time and have a 50s-themed one? A throwback-to-a-simpler-time party can be a great way to celebrate your special day and make you feel young and hip. Along with decorations that will take you back in time, you can hire a dance instructor to teach you and your party-goers the popular dances from the bygone era.
Give some of these famous dances a try.
The Bop was very popular during the 1950s and remains a dance still performed in some nightclubs today. The Bop is performed with a partner but you didn't hold hands during the dance. There is a lot of toe-tapping and fun involved.
The Stroll became popular after the Swing dance craze of the 1940s. The dance remained popular throughout the 50s and was usually danced by the ladies of the group. This isn't a hard-and-fast rule however, and it can be a great way to show off your dance moves. The dancers stroll down the middle of two lines, in which partners stand opposite each other. At the end of the line, the dancers can dance any moves they like.
Another crossover from the 1940s was Swing dance. This dance evolved from the Jitterbug and is still popular today. In fact, many aspiring dancers decided to take lessons when the Swing made a comeback in the 90s. If you really enjoy the fun, upbeat moves of the popular dance, you could get your instructor to teach you and your guests several different styles.
The Hand Jive
The iconic dance from the movie "Grease" was the Hand Jive, and yes, it is an actual dance from the 1950s. This dance can be done standing or sitting down using a set of hand gestures which can be combined with dance steps if you would like. This is a great and fun way to learn a dance for those who may feel they have two left feet.
The Madison is a great way to get everyone up and on their feet, including those who would rather just sit and watch. It is performed in a group and is one of the first line dances created. The Madison is a series of moves that are called much like square dancing.
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