It began in the late fifties as a couples dance, without touching. The dance made its way up and down the east coast, as far north as NYC and as far south as Washington, D.
In Philadelphia there were a number of slop styles. The steps and count were all the same but the way one did the slop was You Know - The Beatles - The Never Released Mary Jane dead giveaway as to what part of the city of Philadelphia you were from.
There was a distinct The Slop Beat - The Teen Beats - The Slop Beat Philly style and distinct Kensington style. In Norristown there was a west end slop style and an east end slop style. The kids from the west end mostly preppy used more arm motion in their style of slop it was cool looking but no evidence of bad-boy or bad-girl in the style.
Line-dances were huge in the Philly and suburb area in the mid-sixties. One famous song of the s was 'At the Hop' by Danny and the Jr's. A main part in the lyrics goes like: "You During the s gained some popularity as a solo couples fad dance in Paris, France as well. Research Words that may be related The Slop Dance. Many thanks to Jim Fillman for much of the above info on the slop. Slop Time - The Sherrys [ Listen ].
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