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1954 Harvest Moon Ball

Madison Square Gardens, New York - Wednesday, September 8th, 1954


    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

FOXROT DIVISION - FINALISTS:

Couple #
Rose Garafola & Gary Garafola
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Couple # n/a Couple # n/a Couple # n/a Couple # n/a

WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Rose Garafola & Gary Garafola ?? ??

JITTERBUG DIVISION - FINALISTS:

Couple #
Ruth Hampton & Jerry Lawrence  
Couple # n/a   Couple # n/a Couple # n/a
Couple # n/a   Couple # n/a Couple # n/a Couple # n/a
Couple # n/a   Couple # n/a   Couple # n/a Couple # n/a
Couple # n/a Couple # n/a Couple # n/a Couple # n/a

WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Ruth Hampton & Jerry Lawrence ?? ??

POLKA DIVISION - FINALISTS:

Couple # n/a Couple # n/a   Couple # n/a Couple # n/a
Couple # n/a   Couple # n/a Couple # n/a Couple # n/a
Couple # n/a   Couple # n/a   Couple # n/a Couple # n/a
Couple # n/a Couple # n/a Couple # n/a Couple # n/a

WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
n/a ?? ??

RUMBA DIVISION - FINALISTS:

Couple # n/a   Couple # n/a   Couple # n/a Couple # n/a
Couple # n/a   Couple # n/a Couple # n/a Couple # n/a
Couple # n/a   Couple # n/a   Couple # n/a Couple # n/a
Couple # n/a Couple # n/a Couple # n/a Couple # n/a

WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
?? ?? ??

TANGO DIVISION - FINALISTS:

Couple # n/a Couple # n/a Couple # n/a Couple # n/a
Couple # n/a Couple # n/a Couple # n/a Couple # n/a
Couple # n/a Couple # n/a Couple # n/a Couple # n/a
Couple # n/a Couple # n/a Couple # n/a Couple # n/a

WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
?? ?? ??

VIENNESE WALTZ DIVISION - FINALISTS:

Couple # n/a   Couple # n/a   Couple # n/a Couple # n/a
Couple # n/a   Couple # n/a Couple # n/a Couple # n/a
Couple # n/a   Couple # n/a   Couple # n/a Couple # n/a
Couple # n/a Couple # n/a Couple # n/a Couple # n/a

WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
?? ?? ??

ALL AROUND CHAMPION

The Professional Judges  

Pre-Lim Locations

Rose Garafola & Gary Garafola n/a n/a Savoy Ballroom
      Roseland Ballroom

Musicians / Bands / Singers

Announcer

Emcee

Entertainers

Ray Bloch Orchestra n/a Ed Sullivan Eartha Kitt
Noro Morales and their Orchestra     Eddie Fisher
      Miltonm Bearle
      Clark Brothers
      Augie and Margo
      Mindy Carson

Posters, Lobby Cards etc.

Various Sheet Music Covers

Films / Videos

n/a All Gods Chillin' Got Rhythm 9/6/1955 - Harvest Moon Ball [Paramount]
      Ballin' the Jack
     
Sheet Music Plus
9/7/1955 - Harvest Moon Ball [Paramount]
       
       

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

n/a ?? ?? ??
       
       

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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