The sock hop was an informal sponsored dance at American high schools, typically held in the high school's own gym or cafeteria. The term sock hop came about because dancers were required to remove their hard-soled shoes to protect the varnished floor of the gymnasium. These hops were a cultural feature of the 1950s and early rock and roll. The music was usually records, sometimes presented by a disc jockey. Occasionally there were also live bands. Danny and the Juniors sang "At the Hop" in 1957 which named many popular dances and otherwise documented what happened at a hop. The term record hop is generally synonymous with sock hop.
In subsequent decades, with the widespread popularity of sneakers and other types of indoors-only shoes, the practice of removing shoes was dropped and the term began to be applied more generally to any informal high school dance. The term caught on in England in the late 1970s during a British rockabilly revival, led by groups like The Stray Cats. Life Begins at the Hop, a song celebrating 'sock hops' became the first charting single for XTC.
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UROCK SOCK HOP
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Kids incorporated - Sock hop (1985) (part 1)
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Wizards of Waverly Place 1957 Sock Hop
Joseph Corella on Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place dancing with Selena Gomez. Season 4; Episode 25- Rock Around the Clock.
Murray the K and Bowzer Sock Hop (1974)
A Sock Hop as Murray the K re-visits the 50s with Bowzer (Jon Bauman) from Sha-Na-Na on "A.M. New York" aired May 5, 1974. Produced by Don Segall.
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Mon, 02 Dec 2013 09:26:15 -0800
It's a night of Fifties Fun featuring the Townsquare Media Sock Hop Singers, including Mary Francis Perricone, Tom Pondolfino, Jeff Wood, Jenetta Montouri, Catlyn Jackson, Tracie Coleman, and George Wells. We'll have prizes for the best dressed, plus ...
Santa Barbara Independent
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 17:26:44 -0800
It was a truly special occasion as The Rancho Franciscan management team went all out for their residents by hosting a 1950's sock hop. As a reward for having the most responses to The Towbes Group's annual customer service survey, the community was ...
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 15:21:09 -0800
A weeklong celebration of Pot Spring Elementary's 50th anniversary concluded Saturday with a school-wide open house and tree planting, capping a week of spirit days a book fair and sock hop at the Timonium school. The week was highlighted by Friday's ...
Sun, 10 Nov 2013 18:20:23 -0800
HEMET: Seniors on Stage host sock hop. November 10, 2013 by Diane A. Rhodes. Marlys McEntire travels from San Diego to Hemet to perform with Seniors On Stage. (CONTRIBUTED IMAGE). Seniors on Stage will present “Dick Clark's American ...
Wilson County News
Wed, 20 Nov 2013 09:08:38 -0800
The Geronimo VFW Sock Hop will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 7:30-11:30 p.m. in the Geronimo VFW at 6808 S.H.123. Dress in your best '50s garb and dance to the sounds of Rob Carter as he takes patrons down memory lane with his music review.
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 08:18:13 -0800
FORDS — Andrea Horniacek's Prek3 class, Lisa Kelly's PreK4, Mrs. Lisa's kindergarten classes and Kristin McGowan's first grade class at Our Lady of Peace School in Fords all celebrated the 50th day of school last week. The students dressed in 1950s ...
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 07:33:45 -0800
Rockin' Alone (In an old Rockin' Chair) and Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet? were not standard fare for sock-hop teeny-boppers. These disturbing narrative songs came from the same mother lode of Americana that Bob Dylan would later explore ...
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 15:48:45 -0800
Retroactive: One Eyed Jacks went back in time to an era of bullet bras and the best of 1950s Rock 'n' Roll, as Fleur de Tease paired up with The Cons & Prose for an all new show, “Sock Hop.” • Get the Party Started: The Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar celebrated ...
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