The 1960s saw a move away from the traditional dances of a man and a woman holding hands while moving around the dance floor.

New dance crazes like 'The Twist' were non-contact dances that became more popular across dance floors and influenced other non-contact dances like 'the locomotion', ‘the mashed potato’ and 'the shake'.

Here we see a demonstration of 'The Shake'. While the dance is still done in couples, there is no contact with your dance partner.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 12 March 1964. The footage shown here is mute.

The Shake (1964)