Thursday, September 11, 2014

Lets Do the Twist! The Peppermint Twist!

Third grade got its twist on this week by learning about the "Peppermint Twist."  We started to talk about the style of rock and roll and its origins.  They were all surprised that this is what was considered rock and roll in the 1950s and 60s.  The "Peppermint Twist," is the lesser known twist dance.  Chubby Checker's (the kids loved that name)  is the much more famous and well known of the twists dances.  In 1961 Joey Dee and the Starliters had a hit with the "Peppermint Twist."  You can watch them perform the hit below.

Our kids had a great time learning the dance and song.