1950s Rock 'n' Roll



Variations

These are some of the essential variations of 1950s Rock 'n' Roll, as seen on American Bandstand and reconstructed by Richard Powers.

These variations represent the innovations of the 50s kids on the earlier forms of Swing that were danced by their parents.

In these variations, you can clearly see the origins of Hustle and West Coast Swing.


Variations

1950s Rock 'n' Roll Swing
» Touch Step, Rock Step
» Touch Step, Rock Step (Knee In Styling)
» Touch Step, Rock Step (Toe Cross Styling)
» Touch Step, Rock Step (Heel Cross Styling)
» Touch Step, Rock Step (Knee In Styling in Closed)
» Touch Step, Rock Step with Toe Brush Swing Moves
» Touch Step, Rock Step with Goofy Hand Swing Moves
» Touch Step Sugar Push (Triangle)
» Touch Step Sugar Push (Single Hand Styling)
» Touch Step Sugar Push (Ooze Styling)
» Touch Step, Swing Moves on 4-5-6 (Early American Hustle)
» Hooked Triple, Rock Step
» Hooked Triple Sugar Push (Triangle)
» Touch Step, Hooked Triple Sugar Push
» Hooked Triple, Swing Moves on 4-5-6
» Touch Step, Triple, Swing Moves on 4-5-6 (Early Latin Hustle)
» Flea Hop
» Four Count Swing
» Dig Step, Rock Step
» Touch Step, Rock Step
» Touch Step, Rock Step

1940s Rag Doll Swing
» Rag Doll Swing



If you or your community is interested in learning 1950s Rock 'n' Roll, .


For more, including descriptions of 25 different waltzes and hundreds of variations thereof, see Waltzing: A Manual for Dancing and Living a book by Richard Powers and Nick Enge.


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