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1956 Harvest Moon Ball

Madison Square Gardens, New York - Wednesday, September 1956


    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 #1 -
Marian De Lavalle & Leo Gavel
Couple #7 -
Jean Fickert Ray & De Felice
Couple #8 -
Roma Vaitkus & John Gregory  
Couple #10 -
Vicki & Johnny Santoro  
Couple #2 -
Marcia Fuhrer & Richard Robertson
Couple #14 -
Louise Reily & Walter Schalk  
Couple #9 -
Eleanor & Arthur Harrison  
Couple #11 -
Dorothy Nosek & Angelo Riggio  
Couple #6 -
Joy & Tony Cancellara
Couple #4 -
Ann Wogksch & John Lionetti
Couple #5 -
Janet Dunn & Joseph Romano  
Couple #12 -
Pearl Barbuzza & Vincent Zambardi  

WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Roma Vaitkus & John Gregory n/a n/a

POLKA DIVISION - FINALISTS:

Couple #17 -
Stella Radlak & Edward Wojcik
Couple #20 -
Patricia & Robert Kalitka
Couple #23 -
Annabelle Lazicki &
Arthur Dahl  
Couple #26 -
Fran Kurdziel &
Eugene Karczewski  
Couple #18 -
Frances Daleo & John Oleskowicz
Couple #21 -
Marge & Thomas Andry  
Couple #24 -
Barbara Gutowski &
William Hess  
Couple #27 -
Arline Van Hooser &
Edward Sabo  
Couple #19 -
Anne Koralasz & Harold Wanser
Couple #22 -
Mary Tomon & Edward Kish
Couple #25 -
Janice Dobkowski &
Roman Sulinski  
Couple #28 -
Georgina Phillips & Henry Kobasky
 

WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Georgina Phillips & Henry Kobasky n/a n/a

ROCK AND ROLL DIVISION - FINALISTS:

Couple #? -
Lottie Barosky & Wilmont Brady
Couple #? -
Shirley Brown & Frank Watkins
Couple #? -
Lee Schaberg & Richard McGee
Couple #? -
Jovada & Jimmy Ballard
Couple #? -
Phyllis Romano & Edward Nagot
Couple #? -
Gloria Thompson & Willie Posey
Couple #? -
Barbara Schnorr & Frank Stanek
Couple #? -
Montoya & Thomas King
Couple #? -
Mary Cataldi & Dominick Grippo
Couple #? -
Charlotte Thacker & William Brown
Couple #? -
Connie Holman & Max King
Couple #? -
Iva Tarver & Nick Mosely

WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Jovada and Jimmy Ballard n/a n/a
This year no 'Aerials or Air Steps' were allowed in the 'Rock and Roll' division rules.

RUMBA DIVISION - FINALISTS:

Couple #4 -
Ann Wogksch & John Lionetti
Couple #9 -
Eleanor & Arthur Harrison
Couple #14 -
Marilyn Fluegel & Vincent Fabrizio  
Couple #31 -
Jackie Pia & Edward Yenco
Couple #7 -
Jean Fickertt & Ray De Felice
Couple #11 -
Dorothy Nosek & Angelo Riggio  
Couple #29 -
Bernice Vitti & Alfred Medeiros  
Couple #32 -
Anne & George Krekos
Couple #8 -
Roma Vaitkus & John Gregory  
Couple #12 -
Pearl Barbuzza & Vincent Zambardi
Couple #30 -
Olivia Hardvall & Thomas Marron
Couple #33 -
Betty Doherty & Edward Eddy  

WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Ann Wogksch & John Lionetti n/a n/a

TANGO DIVISION - FINALISTS:

Couple #4 -
Ann Wogksch & John Lionetti
Couple #9 -
Eleanor & Arthur Harrison
Couple #8 -
Roma Vaitkus & John Gregory
Couple #2 -
Marcia Fuhrer & Richard Robertson
Couple #6 -
Joy Cancllara & Tony Cancllara
Couple #16 -
Catherine Niccolini & Matty Margarita
Couple #14 -
Marilyn Fluegel & Vincent Fabrizio
Couple #13 -
Barbara Genovese & Robert Locke
Couple #15 -
Claire Almeida & Bill Musarra
Couple #5 -
Janet Dunn & Joseph Romano
Couple #12 -
Pearl Barbuzza & Vincent Zambardi
Couple #7 -
Jean Fickertt & Ray De Felice

WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Jean Fickertt & Ray De Felice n/a n/a

VIENNESE WALTZ DIVISION - FINALISTS:

Couple #2 -
Marcia Fuhrer & Richard Robertson
Couple #9 -
Eleanor & Arthur Harrison
Couple #30 -
Olivia Hardvall & Thomas Marron
Couple #47 -
Nancy Horton & Fred Gagliardi
Couple #7 -
Jean Fickertt & Ray De Felice
Couple #11 -
Dorothy Nosek & Angelo Riggio  
Couple #32 -
Anne & George Krekos
Couple #48 -
Nola & Pat Vezzuto
Couple #8 -
Roma Vaitkus & John Gregory
Couple #12 -
Pearl Barbuzza & Vincent Zambardi
Couple #46 -
Doris & Joseph McLean
Couple #49 -
Ann Navia & Charles Guigno

WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Marcia Fuhrer & Richard Robertson n/a n/a

ALL-AROUND CHAMPION

The Professional Judges

Pre-Lim Locations

Roma Vaitkus & John Gregory Adelaide Courtney P.J. Mastolia Savoy Ballroom
  Ted Maksymowicz Walter Dana  
?? Viginia Wheeler    
?? John Obrien    
?? Murray Sherman    

Musicians / Bands / Singers

Announcer

Emcee

Entertainers

Noro Morales Pat Curan Bob Russell Augie & Margo
Ray Bloch     Eydie Gorme
      The Platters
       

Posters, Lobby Cards etc.

Various Sheet Music Covers

Films / Videos

n/a All Gods Chillin' Got Rhythm 9/11/1956 - Harvest Moon Ball [Paranount]
      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

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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