Dancing continuously changes as the years pass by, but nothing has been quite as entertaining as American Bandstand. With famous musicians, popular celebrities, and dancing competitions, American Bandstand is a classic look into American culture.
In 1967, teenagers and young adult pairs signed up for a dance competition on the iconic show. The legendary host, Dick Clark, asks each contestant their name and age before they hit the stage to show off their moves.
After showing the prizes that the young folks could win, the couples begin dancing to “You Got To Me” by Neil Diamond. Viewers and audience members were able to vote for which pair they wanted to win by writing to a P.O. box.
Swinging, twirling, and twisting around, the couples try to out-perform the other contestants to win an array of prizes. While times have surely changed with shows like American Idol, or So You Think You Can Dance, it’s fun to see a little piece of American history.