Dances Of The 50s 60s & 70's

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  1. Tony Page

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    In the fifties I remember mostly people dancing Rhythm numbers to the Lindy (Lindy Hop), there was still some older people doing the foxtrot, Peabody, and the Waltz.
    With rock hitting the scene dancing evolved to the slop, which for us was the first dance you didn't touch your partner no set pattern you did what you wanted on the dance floor.
    Later we had the mashed potato, the watusi, the stroll, the twist, the limbo, the fish.
    I'm sure there were more that I don't remember then there was the Disco dances.
    How many dances can you name that I missed?
     
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    The Pony

     
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    Oh I definitely miss the "slow dance" of my day, lol
     
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    I really don't remember how I danced at the yearly high school class dance. Do remember dancing to rock n roll. Even though I liked the music, I never danced to Disco. But, when more modern country-western music came out in the later 80's, I learned to 2-step, 10-step, Cotton-Eyed Joe, Texas Swing and Cowboy Waltz. Got very good at all of them, including Plus Dancing in Square Dancing.

    My wife can do a good 2-step, but if the music is too fast, she can have a hard time keeping up with me. But, that was back before I had my hip replacement and both rotator cuff surgeries (one on each shoulder). So, after 2005, my dancing days really slowed up.

    However, not as good as she used to, but she can still do some Line Dancing, like the Tush Push, Black Velvet, Electric Slide and Cupid Shuffle. Cupid Shuffle was in the last part of the movie, Jumping The Broom during the Wedding Reception.
     
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    Awe, who doesn't like a really nice slow dance? When I was single/divorced, I sure did and still do with my wife.
     
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    Hit on the side of the head, how could I forget????
     
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    Rain and I forgot the best dance of all, the only one I did
     
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  8. Susan Paynter

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    @Cody Fousnaugh
    @Tony Page

    I mentioned slow dance because now I am so unable to do all the dances I did, especially the jive, etc etc. Also, the fast, loud music makes my head spin. So my tolerance level is just slow dance with soft music at this time in my life.

    @Cody Fousnaugh
    Line dancing is one thing I would have liked to learn but just can't get my legs to synchronize with the rhythm of the music.
     
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    I like polka and square dancing...anything with steps and instructions.

    Other than that, I really do not like dancing. Never have, never will.
     
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    Boy, Susan, you wouldn't be able to stand how loud we play our CD in either our vehicle or our boat. Van Halen's "You've Really Got Me" and "Jump", Joan Jett's "I Love Rock And Roll", Garth Brooks "Fever" and numerous others. `

    However, we were watching on YouTube, the Righteous Brothers singing, and got up danced in our living room.
     
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  11. Susan Paynter

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    Music does make the world go round but with exceptions. I simply cannot understand how some people yank up their speakers in their car to the extent that their whole car vibrates and if you happen to be just behind them yours does too.

    Now that you mention about loud music, I hope you are not bothering your neighbors, especially the lady and her daughter. No wonder she is obnoxious to u??just a thought :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm one of those who stood back and watched and left the dance alone.
     
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    Believe me, Susan, we definitely don't get it THAT loud in our vehicle. Our speakers are normal/regular speakers. Those young folks that get their music that loud, have installed rather large speakers in the back deck of their vehicle. Those speakers are what really, really put out the booming noise heard. They may even have all of their vehicle windows closed and nearby vehicles can still hear the "booming" noise.

    When we lived in Jacksonville, Florida, there was a shooting at a convenience store down the street, that involved loud music in a vehicle. The story is too long to put here, but the older white man who asked a car full of young black guys to turn down their music, is now in prison for murder.

    As far as our neighbor, lady/daughter, they have never complained to management about us. We have a surround sound system hooked to our tv and dvd player. It's actually a sound bar, not four speakers. When we watch American Idol, Masked Singer, we always have it on, but just loud enough for us to hear. We "mute" it when commercials are on. We also turn it on when we watch a movie, but then again, not that loud. However, the neighbor we had when we first moved into our apartment, had a surround sound system set up to his tv and him and his son loved playing video games with it on. Now, that got pretty loud for us, to the point of vibrating our one living room wall. They finally moved.

    Now, when the mother talks on her phone, during the day when her daughter is at work, we can darn near hear what she is saying. I think it's because they have nothing in their living room to "drowned" out sound. I could stand right next to our front door and pretty much hear everything she saying on her phone.

    The mother/daughter is obnoxious towards everyone, it seems. The daughter was complaining to a hired snow removal person, for shoveling the snow away from her mother's car. We heard the daughter tell this person, "I don't want you to shovel this, I will", but the person said "I'm hired to do this, so I have to help you". She finally backed down and let him help.
     
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    @Cody Fousnaugh
    I brought up the topic of your neighbor because I know what it is to be disturbed by unwanted, bothersome loud noises. I suffered a concussion in 2017. Ever since, I am not the same person I used to be socially. I have so many issues with people on account of this. I have moved due to the fact that I had renters above me who thought it was ok to disturb others. Currently, I have no feeling to go in to my backyard due to the fact that one particular neighbor starts his electric grinder and all the peace is lost. Otherwise, it's so nice to hear the sounds of the birds chirping and the squirrels dancing to their own tunes. However, I have been to therapy and am now in grips with my PCS triggers. Sometimes, I lose it and it is hard to live in my shoes, especially since I was a very lively, outgoing person in my day.
    The funny part is there is not much research on concussions and so I am stuck in my battle with the forces.
    However, I just read about some blood tests that are being done in the US, related to sports concussions but it is still "work in progress " We will see.
     
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    I love this. The Orlons in 2016...



    And in the '60s.

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