In a nutshell, the disco phenomenon was like a witches’ brew of individuality, spirituality, sensuality and freedom of expression mixed with a dose of hallucinogenic. The clear-cut rules of Disco’s couple and line dances grabbed everyone’s imagination after a decade of “trippy” head music. The new form encompassed romantic and acrobatic couple dancing as well as communal line dances. Disco was narcissistic and competitive, generating complex dance routines that required teaching and learning. From its roots in R&B nightclubs, disco exploded into a technological fantasy dance form employing strobe lights, mirrors, fog machines, and loud prerecorded music.

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