These dance scenes are from "Rock Around the Clock", which came out in "early" 1956. As always, I was curious about where the music came from, so I've included info about the non Bill Haley song writers. The musicians are Bill Haley and His Comets who were the biggest names in rock 'n' roll in 1954, 1955 and into 1956. Haley's earliest rockabilly tune was the 1951 version of "Rocket 88". "Crazy Man Crazy" was the first rockabilly tune to make the top 20s. It happened in 1953. “Rock-a-Beatin’ Boogie” written by Bill Haley http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BUSsckFIjo “R-O-C-K” written by Bill Haley-Arrett Keefer-Ruth Keefer http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=ssQndYysTH0 This one is pretty definitive with fairly long sequences of swing. Arrett Keefer performed as “Rusty” Keefer in Western bands and in shows such as the WFIL-ABC Hayloft Hoedown Saturday night at Philadelphia’s Town Hall during the latter half of the 1940s. Keefer’s “Tumbleweeds” were the first Western unit to play the Twin Bars, Gloucester City, N.J., a lounge which had previously used swing. Haley’s Saddlemen also played the Twin Bars. “Razzle Dazzle” written by Charles E. Calhoun (aka Jesse tone) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gv5GQk80DM&feature=fvsr Charles E. Calhoun was Jesse Stone. Born in 1901, his experience in music ranged from singing at the age of four and having a dog act to writing concertos. In his long career he worked with or for many well-known musicians including Jimmie Lunceford, Louis Jordan, and Cole Porter. He is best known for writing “Shake, Rattle and Roll” for Big Joe Turner in early 1954. You don't see swiveling while rotating (wheeling?) much now a days.