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1936 Harvest Moon Ball Amateur Dance Championships

Madison Square Gardens, New York - Wednesday, September, 1936

   The Harvest Moon Ball was one of the biggest couple dance contests for amateur dancers ever held in the United States. The HMB was held in New York at Madison Square Gardens as well as other cites throughout the U.S from 1935 to 1984.

Harvest Moon Ball Award

Birth Place

Creation Date

Creator

Locations

New York 1932 Daily News Madison Square Garden - NY

FOXROT DIVISION - FINALISTS:

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Dorothy Jay & Teddy Rogers
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WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Dorothy Jay & Teddy Rogers    

LINDY HOP DIVISION - FINALISTS:

Couple #?
Ella Gibson & George Grenidge
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?Ruth Scheim and John Englert?
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WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
George Grenidge & Ella Gibson n/a ?Said to be Frankie Manning?

POLKA DIVISION - no Division held

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WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
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RUMBA DIVISION - FINALISTS:

Couple #
Gladys & Semidley & Robert Van Doval
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WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Gladys & Semidley & Robert Van Doval    

TANGO DIVISION - FINALISTS:

Couple # ?
Connie & Peter Denaro
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WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Connie & Peter Denaro    

VIENNESE WALTZ DIVISION - FINALISTS:

Couple #
Jean Thomas & Richard Lynn
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WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Jean Thomas & Richard Lynn    

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Jean Thomas & Richard Lynn n/a n/a Savoy Ballroom
       
       
       

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Misc. Research Words that may be related ... to help your searches

Shorty George Madison Square Gardens Vintage Dance Contest Amateur Dance Championships
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