It’s back and better than ever! What am I talking about? The SaddleBrooke Line Dance Club’s Sock Hop Party! Dancers were on “cloud nine” as we got together for one of our favorite dance party themes on Thursday, September 21. This Sock Hop was very much anticipated as we had not had one since 2017!

Club members were “getting their kicks” dancing to some “hip” 1950s tunes. We danced to Nat King Cole’s “L-O-V-E” from 1959. And we did some “Walkin’ After Midnight”, originally sung Patsy Cline in 1957, but we danced to a newer, jazzed up version. For some real 1950s nostalgia, we did the Bunny Hop. This dance was introduced on band leader Ray Anthony’s TV show in 1953. However, we had so many dancers looking pretty in poodle skirts that we called the dance the “Poodle Hop!” The folks were “having a blast” and this party was anything but “dullsville.”

It was time for a break and partygoers relaxed and refreshed with potato chips and root beer floats. From your youth, you might remember a game called “pin the tail on the donkey.” For our party we played a version called “pin the tail on the poodle.” The lucky contest winner was club member Flor Munoz. I’m sure that Flor will enjoy using her prize of a gift certificate to ice cream parlor “Licks.” What a sweet treat!

It was back to dancing to another long-ago favorite, the Hokey Pokey. Who hasn’t done this one at least once in their lifetime? This dance was also introduced in 1953 on the Ray Anthony TV show. We really did need to do this dance because, after all, “That’s what it’s all about!” The “bash” continued as we danced to “Tequila” by the Champs (1958), and “Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley and the Comets from 1954. (FYI – Bill Haley and his group came from the suburbs of Philadelphia, just like me!)

As always, a tremendous thank you to the Dance and Music Committees for their excellent work on the playlist. And kudos to our hard-working and creative Social Committee for this very enjoyable party. All agreed, it was just the “ginchiest!”

Please check out our website at For questions and more information, email our Vice President at our Vice President, Jaci McGeorge, at Club dues are just $10 per year. No matter what decade a song is from, we just love to line dance!

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