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1949 Harvest Moon Ball Amateur Dance Championships

Madison Square Gardens, New York - September 1949.

   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. Video Clip has no date.

Harvest Moon Ball Award

Birth Place

Creation Date

Creator

Locations

New York 1932 Daily News Madison Square Garden - NY
 

COLLEGIATE SHAG DIVISION - FINALISTS:

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WINNERS:

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FOXTROT DIVISION - FINALISTS:

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WINNERS:

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JITTERBUG - JIVE DIVISION - FINALISTS:

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Jessyca Samuals - James "Blue" Outlaw
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WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Jessyca Samuals &
James Outlaw
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POLKA DIVISION - FINALISTS:

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WINNERS:

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Aleen Seed and Alfred Rose n/a n/a
 

RUMBA DIVISION - FINALISTS:

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WINNERS:

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TANGO DIVISION - FINALISTS:

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WINNERS:

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VIENNESE WALTZ DIVISION - FINALISTS:

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WINNERS:

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ALL-AROUND CHAMPION

The Professional Judges

Pre-Lim Locations

n/a n/a n/a Savoy Ballroom
      Roseland Ballroom
       
 

Musicians / Bands / Singers

Announcer

Emcee

Entertainers

Henry Busse n/a n/a n/a
       
       
       
 

Posters, Lobby Cards etc.

Various Sheet Music Covers

Films / Videos

n/a All Gods Chillin' Got Rhythm 9/14/1949 - World Series of Dance [Paramount News]
      Ballin' the Jack
     
Sheet Music Plus

9/16/1949 - Harvest Moon Ball [Pathe]
      1949 - F-2915 • Newsreels #36~01
       

Various Dance Posters

 
African Dance Makumbane  
Hellzapoppin'  
House Rent Party Charleston  
Last Waltz G.I. Jive  
Mystery in Swing Reuben Foxtrot  
Red Hot Martini (Pin Up) The Continental  
Saturday Night Fever    
The Duke Is Tops    
 

Books, Magazine Articles on the dance...

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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
Lindy Hop NY Times News Welfare Association Historic Dance Contest Savoy Manor
Whitey's Lindy Hoppers Mama Lu Parks   Savoy Ballroom
 
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