The Chalypso

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One of the most popular dances created by the Bandstand crowd was the Chalypso, a combination of two popular fifties dances., the Cha-Cha and the Calypso. The simple dance could be done to songs as different as the Shirelle's "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" (19570 and Gene Pitney's "Every Breathe I Take" (1958). When the Chalypso became popular, several songs were written specifically for it; the most successful was Billy and Lillie's "La Dee Dah" (1957). These two dancers demonstrate the steps to Dick Clark.