In the dance two lines of dancers, men on one side and women on the other, face each other, moving in place to the music. Each paired couple then steps out and does a more elaborate dance up and down between the rows of dancers. Dick Clark noted the similarity of the dance to the Virginia reel. It was first performed to "C. C. Rider" by Chuck Willis on American Bandstand. Link Wray's "Rumble" was also a popular tune for doing the stroll.
When 1950s nostalgia came to the forefront in the 1970s, The Stroll saw renewed public awareness. It was used in the film American Graffiti (1973) during the scene at the high school dance and is mentioned in some of the lyrics in the musical Grease. Led Zeppelin's 1950s rock homage "Rock and Roll" mentions the Stroll.
- "The Stroll". www.ultimate-guitar.com. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
- Michael Shore, Dick Clark (1985). The History of American Bandstand. New York: Ballantine Books. ISBN 0-345-31722-X page 58.
- Billboard December 9, 1957. page 16
- Rock Roll & Remember. Dick Clark, Richard Robison. 1978. Page 99.
- The heart of rock & soul: the 1001 greatest singles ever made. Dave Marsh. page 201.
- Rock Roll & Remember. Dick Clark, Richard Robison. 1978. Page 98.
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