Dances of the 1960s

Some Dances of the 1950s-60s (in no particular order)


  • the Hitch Hike
  • the Stroll
  • the Continental
  • the Madison
  • the Monster Mash
  • the Watusi
  • the Monkey
  • the Frug
  • the Mashed Potato
  • the Bristol Stomp
  • the Pony
  • the Fly
  • the Cool Jerk
  • the Swim

Scroll down to see some dance videos and scroll to the bottom to see the Hand Clapping Song, Name Song, and Hand Jive

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Twist and Shout - The Beatles

The Locomotion - Little Eva and the Locomotions

The Hully Gully - The Olympics


Mashed Potato Time - Dee Dee Sharp


The Monster Mash - Bobby Pickett and the Crypt Kickers


The Wah Watusi - The Orlons


C'mon Let's Swim - Bobby Freeman

The Stroll

Mickey's Monkey - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

The Pony - Chubby Checker

The Fly - Chubby Checker

Dancin' the Madison on the Buddy Deane Show

The Madison - from Hairspray

The Clapping Song - Shirley Ellis

The Name Game - Shirley Ellis


Hand Jive - Willie Otis and the 3 Tons of Joy