The Dance Manias of The Middle Ages by Osie Turner
Approx. 2,710 words.
Published on August 19, 2013.
Dance Mania was a craze that hit Europe primarily in the late fourteenth through sixteenth centuries. Gangs of people, usually young, would spontaneously gather in circles and begin a spasmodic, jerking, convulsive dance. They would twist and contort wildly, scream, and even foam at the mouth.