Dancing Plague of 1518

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Dancing Plague of 1518

Post by weasel666 on Sun 17 Sep 2017, 14:13

The Dancing Plague (or Dance Epidemic) of 1518 was a case of dancing mania that occurred in Strasbourg, Alsace (then part of the Holy Roman Empire) in July 1518. Around 400 people took to dancing for days without rest, and, over the period of about one month, some of those affected died of heart attack, stroke, or exhaustion. wrote:



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