Chubby Checkers was extremely popular when I was a preteen. Most of his hits were in the early 1960's with The Twist, Pony Time, Limbo Rock and Let's Twist Again.
I'm sure I Ponied around the world at least once. Those dances and songs may have started in the early 60s but they stayed around all that decade, and maybe into a wedding reception or two much later.
When I was in Junior High, (Middle School now) our High School had dances in the gym every Friday night, during the summer. I could get in once I was in the 7th grade. It was soooo exciting to watch the older high school students dance. There were rumors of one very pretty blond that would dash off to the girl's bathroom to loosen her bra straps so that her Shimmy had more shimmy, so to speak. That was pretty hot stuff back then.
So many of the Chubby Checkers dances were popular then. Everyone could Twist.
It was so much fun when dances had names....and my joints didn't pop and crack when I moved them.