Dancing Their Lives Away: The Dancing Plague of 1518

On this, the last day of 2018, it is only fit and right to recall the dancing plague of 1518.  “In July 1518, residents of the city of Strasbourg (then part of the Holy Roman Empire) were struck by a sudden and seemingly uncontrollable urge to dance. The hysteria kicked off when a woman known … Continue reading Dancing Their Lives Away: The Dancing Plague of 1518