In my recent stroll down the memory lane of Dance Crazes of My Youth, I came across this one, known as the Mashed Potato.
Which started a long time ago.
I never could do this particular dance. Maybe the problem was the turned-in stance; as a ballet dancer, that posture was especially hard for me. And looking at it again, it still seems really difficult:
Dances were awfully bouncy back then, weren’t they?