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Dance in the 1950s

Dennis Sue

on 4 March 2013

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6th Period 1950s Dance :) DANCE IN THE 1950S *popular form of entertainment
*dance changed, as the music changed to Rock n'Roll
*rebelliousness...teens didn't want to dance like their parents, tried inventing new steps
*dance sources: television - The Twist
- The Stroll
- The Handjive
- The Jitterbug
- The Bop
- The Lindy Hop
- The Madison
- The ChaCha
- The Mashed Potato
- The West Coast Swing Types of Dances - Fred Astaire
worked with ginger rogers
- Ginger Rogers,
- Gene Kelly
- Skippy Blair
- Cyd Charisse FAMOUS DANCERZ #2 Dance footage from 1958 Activity Rules Dance Clip #1 1. Form a group
2. Random 1950s dance clips will be played.
3. Go to the sign with what you/your group thinks is the name of the dance
4. The group with the most points will win, and will get to choose the dance that the rest of the class will dance to. Answer: Lindy Hop Dance Clip #2 Dance TV SHOW: American Bandstand Answer: The Stroll Dance Clip #3 Answer: Mashed Potato Dance Clip #4 Answer: The Twist Dance Clip #5 Answer: Rockabilly Dance Clip #6 *Dance TV shows were popular in the 1950s

*American Bandstand started in 1956

*20 million tuned in

*featured local high school kids dancing to Rock n'Roll music

*viewers liked watching young people dancing

* helped foster popularity of dance in the 50s. Answer: Razzle Dazzle Fred Astaire: American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer, musician and actor Ginger Rogers: American actress, dancer, and singer who appeared in film, and on stage, radio, and television Gene Kelly: American dancer, actor, singer, film director and producer, and choreographer. He was known for his energetic and athletic dancing style, his good looks and the likeable characters that he played on screen. Skippy Blair: Significant figure in the world of ballroom dance and, particularly, West Coast Swing Impact of Dance Then/Future Cyd Charisse: American actress and dancer. After recovering from polio as a child, and studying ballet, Charisse entered films in the 1940s. *Birth of various types of dances
*Lead to less conservative, more fun and crazy dances
* allowed people to have fun, be entertained
* If it wasn't for the 1950s dances, dances today would probably not be the same
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