Dance Fads – Then & Now

As 2012 closes and the world ramps up for 2013, rumors are swirling about the end of the most recent dance craze to sweep the nation, Gangnam Style. If you’ve been so unfortunate as to have missed out on this fad, check out this Wikipedia Article for more information than you could possibly ever require on the subject. As we mourn (or rejoice) at the possible loss of this silly dance, it behooves us to remember other dance fads which have survived the test of time.

For example, 49 years ago this month the Loyola Maroon was reporting on the new dance craze known as The Twist. They claimed it was responsible for everything from weight loss to helping people quit smoking!

Loyola Maroon January 12, 1962

Loyola Maroon January 12, 1962

Loyola Maroon January 12, 1962

Loyola Maroon January 12, 1962

Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

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