Disco was an influential movement in the late 60’s and the 70’s. It was the creation of many things, one of which being social dancing.
It was a huge time and moment in history where instead of dancing with the opposite gender people were now able to dance with anyone. They could dance how they wanted to, they could dance by themselves in freeform, and they could dance to express who they were.
Disco dancing was originally an underground form of dance, done mainly by Hispanics, blacks and gays. When Saturday Night Fever was released it turned from an underground movement into masses flocking to the clubs to experience the narrative the movie pushed.
Many significant dances to come out of the disco era were the Hustle, the Electric Slide, and the Bump.