Surfer Stomp

Artless but irresistible foot-stomping dance step created in 1960, most likely at Dick Dale's early "surf stomp" shows at the Rendezvous Ballroom in Newport Beach. The Surfer Stomp was a coast-to-coast hit in America in the early '60s, and later jumped to Australia and New Zealand.

As described in a 1963 learn-at-home dance instruction guide, the intricacies of the Surfer Stomp are explained in six easy steps: 1) Feet slightly apart, straight ahead. 2) Partners stand about one and a half fee...