The Stroll was a slow rock ‘n’ roll dance and a song popular in the late 1950s.
Performed by The Diamonds, the Stroll reached No. 1 on the Cashbox chart, #4 on the U.S. pop chart, and #5 on the U.S. R&B chart in 1957. The song was ranked #48 on Billboard magazine’s Top 50 singles of 1958.
Similar to the Virginia Reel, two lines of dancers, men on one side and women on the other, face each other, moving in place to the music. Each paired couple then steps out and does a more elaborate dance up and down between the rows of dancers.