First of all, the word “stroll” can describe any repeating formation line dance. Meanwhile, if you search YouTube, you’ll find lots of modern “strolls“. The Stroll dance is basically two lines of dancers with a large space in the middle. Lead dancers are on one side, and their partners on the other. Dancers do a step pattern to advance the line, and leaders do a solo routine though the line, joining it at the end. The dance continues this way through the music. In fact, the Stroll was one of the most popular dances of the 50s, and many nostalgic 50s movies show a scene featuring The Stroll. I’m? in the wrong time!
Teens dance during ‘American Bandstand’ in Philadelphia in this undated photo. American Bandstand first aired as a local show in Philadelphia, gained popularity with host Dick Clark after he joined the program in 1956, and then went national in 1957.
“The Stroll” as a recognizable dance due in large part to American Bandstand, a popular televised dance party that began in 1954. Following this success, the kids began churning out new dances for every new beat, including The Stroll.
Inspired by Chuck Willis’ hit C.C. Rider, it became so popular that Willis was dubbed “King of the Stroll.” The Stroll (1958)
Stroll dance. Come, let’s Stroll across the flo..or