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Have Some Modern Day Sock Hop Fun

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

The fifties were known as the classic age. It was definitely a time to remember. A well-known event during the fiftiesSock Hops was the sock hop dance.

Sock hops were extremely popular during the 50’s. They were put on for high school students, usually. Because they were held for teenagers, dances were also usually held on high school grounds in the cafeteria or high school gymnasium.

Entertainment was vital to the success of the sock hop. If the dance music were a flop that meant the dance would be a flop as well. Key music artists during the time were played, as was rock –n-roll and swing music.

Sock hops got their name because teenagers wore socks in the gymnasium. Administrators and teachers were nervous that the students would scuff up the gymnasium floors as they danced so they had the students take off their shoes during the dance. The kids still had fun, and the school saved their gymnasium floors.