Rock ‘n’ Roll



Learn to Rock ‘n’ Roll at Karen Hardy Studios

Rock ‘n’ Roll is danced to fast Swing music. With the fusion of jump blues, jive dance and the great teenage identity, the 1950s gave birth to the generation of Rock ‘n’ Roll. There are so many myths around where the name Rock ‘n’ Roll came from but the greatest answer has to be simply as it describes… music to dance to!

When the great songs ‘Shake, Rattle and Roll’ or ‘Good Rockin’ Tonight’ hit the music stands it became impossible for the young teenagers to stand still. With such strong accented beats, the music made everyone stand up and move – whether in the dancehalls or doing what was soon to become the trend… rocking and rolling at home with friends.

Today, we still see this dance as one to get up to. Taking simple rock steps from one foot to another, swinging the ladies under the arm and around the man’s back brings a lot of fun to the dance floor. At first sight a very casual dance but once experienced it proves to be a highly energised and very active dance to enjoy.

Basic Rhythm: Slow-Slow-Quick-Quick

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