He had been very much a part of my life since American Bandstand so long ago. I remember rushing home from school to tune in to watch him and my favorite dancers to see who was paired together, to learn the new dances while dancing with the doorknob come on ladies you know we all did that and to watch the performers he had as guests and he had them all. Dick Clark was so at ease on camera and with people of all ages. He knew his music and loved it as much as we did. Even then, Dick Clark was still charismatic and an old friend. His fun easy-style put the contestants at ease and he managed to snag many of the most prominent television personalities for guest players.
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The Stroll - Wikipedia
Sitting in the bleachers is one of the most common things a teen does - at football games, track meets, dances, shows and sometimes even at church. They do it at school, in choir and at graduations. Using bleachers on American Bandstand made the set feel familiar. But as regular Arlene Smith remembers, "They were hard and uncomfortable. Doing The Stroll After the American Bandstand teens created the popular dance called the Bunny Hop, the kids began churning out new dances for every new beat. Following the Bunny Hop was the Stroll, a slow, simple dance, where two lines - boys on one side, girls on the other - faced each other,. They dragged one foot behind the other, shifting from left to right, then back again.
Stroll down memory lane with Dick Clark and American Bandstand
It's not that he's one of the most successful and wealthiest people in show business. The most amazing thing about Dick Clark is that he can't dance. He's admitted it. Dick Clark has two left feet. Beginning August 5, , the Monday afternoon when he took over as host of the longest-running variety program in television, Dick Clark brought dancing into millions of American homes, first on a daily basis and then weekly.
The Stroll was both a slow rock 'n' roll dance  and a song that was popular in the late s. Billboard first reported that "The Stroll" might herald a new dance craze similar to the " Big Apple " in December 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.