Sock Hop

Sock Hop

A good old fashioned Sock Hop, inspired by the hops of the 1950s!

The ’50s are back, as ’50s-themed decorations and music adding to the atmosphere. We also project a 1950s-era-themed video on a screen along with the music.

We can also play more contemporary music, to keep the kids moving and dancing.

Additional activities may include:

  Hula-hoop contest
  A live soda jerk
  Costume contest
  Photo booth (with costume & props avail for all)
  Photo op w/ printed backdrop
  Hokey Pokey
  Limbo
  Hand Jive

Don’t be a square. Come on down to the hop. It’ll be a blast, Daddy-o!

What’s a Sock Hop?

Sure, most of us who are a little older know what a sock hop is, but many young adults and kids may have never heard of the term. Here’s a brief explanation.

Sock hops were commonly held at high schools and other educational institutions, often in the school gym or cafeteria. The term “sock hop” came about because dancers were required to remove their hard-soled shoes to protect the varnished floor of the gymnasium. The music at a sock hop was usually played from vinyl records, sometimes presented by a disc jockey. Occasionally there were also live bands.

In later years, “hops” became strongly associated with the 1950s and early rock and roll. In subsequent decades, with the widespread popularity of sneakers and other types of indoors-only shoes, the practice of removing shoes was dropped. The term then came to be applied more generally to any informal dance for teenagers.

Location

Varies. Sock Hop events are typically held at indoor venues such as recreation centers, teen centers, or school multi-purpose rooms. Check our event calendar to see when and where the next Sock Hop is being held.

Registration

Registration is $20.

Event Rules & Policies

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