Dance Discovery Class: Disco
As he dance his way through Saturday Night Fever, it’s doubtful that Tony Manero knew Disco had its beginnings in Nazi-occupied Paris during the early 1940s. Live music was prevented by Nazi law, so the night clubs, called discotheques, hosted disc jockeys spinning jazz records. As time passed, more venues adopted the French nightclub environment until finally hitting the US in the 1960s reaching its peak in the 1970s. Disco music was highly influenced by jazz, Latin, soul, and funk and the associated dancing was characterized by not only by individualized moves, but upbeat dances like the The Electric Slide, The Hustle, and The Bus Stop.
Appropriate Attire: Clothing that is comfortable to move in and dance shoes if you have them. If not, non-rubber soled shoes. No sandals.