The art of disco dancing: From the mash potato to the hitch-hiker, vintage book shows you how to put your best moves forward
13:40 GMT, 2 October 2012
The art of moving smoothly on the dance floor does not come so easily to some.
But a recently unearthed book shows how hipsters taught themselves the latest moves to ensure they kept swinging in the sixties.
Titled ‘Discotheque Dances’ from the 60s, it suggests a range of dance moves to learn.
An amusing guide on how to put your best moves out there will have been just the ticket for those struggling for inspiration
Complete with a guide on how to do each dance there are also pictures to help you recreate them.
The book by Dick Blake comes with the tagline 'Teach yourself the newest moves' and costs under 1.
One, named ‘The Bug’, tells dancers: 'The bug is an exciting fun dance which does not require dancing talent. All that is needed is a little imagination and a lack of inhibition.
'The first participant holds an imaginary bug which he throws on anyone he choose. The victim contorts his body in search of the fast-traveling insect.
The hilarious unearthed book shows you how to perform all the best moves on the dancefloor
'As the bug is thrown from person to person, the postures created by these antics can be hilarious provocative, eccentric and entertaining to viewers as well as fun to the dancers.'
The 110-page book also features dances like the ‘The Mashed Potatoes’, ‘ The Hitch-Hiker’, and ‘The Monkey’.
The hilarious pictures were put online by internet blog Retronaut.
Discotheque Dances from the height of the swinging 60s, suggests a range of dance moves to learn