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Boomer Anthems: The Stroll

Shown here on a local television dance show in Idaho in February 1958. Local teens dance to one of the biggest dance crazes out of the late-1950’s called The Stroll, which originated from American Bandstand.

This dance was performed in a line formed with boys on one side and girls on the other, creating an aisle between them. The boy and girl in the front of the line would meet up in the middle, grab hands and stroll their way down the line, as the other kids in the line would move their way up to the front using the same dance steps that the couple moving down the line would use, but moving from side to side instead. When the first couple made their way down the line, another couple would meet in the middle and stroll down the aisle.

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  • Sam L. July 11, 2017, 8:20 AM

    Ahhhhh, Danny and The Juniors!

  • BillH July 11, 2017, 9:48 AM

    It just occurred to me that I can’t recall the last time I saw a photo or video of teenagers dancing in a recreational setting. Are they too narcissistic to dance these days, or is it just me?