Re: Dance craze

From: Wade T.Smith (
Date: Tue May 01 2001 - 22:50:12 BST

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    Hi Trupeljak Ozren -

    >Any ideas why would, and how, such a strange thing as "dance epidemcs"
    >appear and/or spread through population? What could be behind it?
    >I have this feeling that it is important and connected with recent
    >discussions on religion/behavior memes etc...

    The Shakers were a religious sect that used dancing for ceremonial
    purposes. Did Shakerism appear because dancing was forbidden or
    discouraged? Were they driven to the New World?

    Do modern dance fads meet with similar reprobation?

    Remember the Twist?

    - Wade, who asserts that the Macarena deserves any reprobation it may get.

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