In the 50's the teenage generation had begun to rebel. For the first time young people stopped imitating their elders by inventing new styles of music, and by dressing and expressing themselves. Many youngsters were seen as ruffians or hell-raisers for violating the unwritten code. Rock and roll captured the imagination of young people. At this time rock and roll was seen as dangerous and subversive. Since rock and roll was introduced, dancing became a big thing among teens in the 50's. Teenagers countinued to dance the jitterbug that their parents had originated, in addtion to their own creations - line dances, the twist, the bop, the Watusi, the stroll, the slide, the pony and the monkey.