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1951 Harvest Moon Ball

Madison Square Gardens, New York - Wednesday, September 1953


    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 1934 Daily News Madison Square Garden - NY


FOXTROT DIVISION - FINALISTS:

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Ann & Michael Toscano  
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WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Ann & Michael Toscano n/a n/a

JITTERBUG DIVISION - FINALISTS:

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Beatrice Pierce & John Smith
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WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Beatrice Pierce & John Smith n/a n/a

POLKA DIVISION - FINALISTS:

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Helen Burbella & Walter Hacko
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WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Helen Burbella & Walter Hacko n/a n/a

RUMBA DIVISION - FINALISTS:

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Mildred & George Buckley
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WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Mildred & George Buckley n/a n/a

TANGO DIVISION - FINALISTS:

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Jane Miller & Frank Bucaria
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WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Jane Miller & Frank Bucaria n/a n/a

VIENNESE WALTZ DIVISION - FINALISTS:

Couple #
Peggy & George Morris
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WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Peggy & George Morris n/a n/a

All Around Champion

The Professional Judges

Pre Lim Locations

Ann and Michael Toscano Kathrym Ellyn Lewis George Rutherford Roseland Ballroom
  William Souder Doris Weber Zea Savoy Ballroom
  Adelaide Courtney    

Musicians / Bands / Singers

Announcer

Emcee

Entertainers

Ray Bloch Orchestra n/a Ed Sullivan n/a
?? ?? ?? ??

Posters, Lobby Cards etc.

Various Sheet Music Covers

Films / Videos

n/a All Gods Chillin' Got Rhythm 9/9/1953 - World Series of Dance [Paramount]
      Ballin' the Jack
     
Sheet Music Plus
 
       
       

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...

Title

Author

Date Published

Publisher

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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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