June 22, 2010
GO GO AUSTRALIA
Those freestyle-dancing DJ chicks in France inspired a cool trend in the 1960s that was a focus for clubs and dance programs, including Whiskey A Go Go, Shindig!, and Hollywood A Go Go. The elevated record booth was replaced by cages and platforms, and our quintessential Go Go dancer was born. Designers Courreges, Quant, and Laurent were heavily influential on what we think of as Go Go outfits- boots and mini skirts. The freestyle of discotheque dancing wasn't too far from the days of structured ballroom and swing, and even the Go Go gals had specific steps that kids studied closely, as seen in this fab news clip about Go Go dancing in Australia. Learn the Watusi and the Hitchhiker from Australia's first Go Go Girl, Denise Drysdale. Her budding Go Go's practiced to Bits and Pieces by the Dave Clark Five, included below for Spy Vibers' own dance party!