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1960 Harvest Moon Ball

Madison Square Gardens, New York - Wednesday, September


    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:

Couple #1:
Dorothy La Belle & John Lombardo
Couple #4:
Betty & Clifford Ward
Couple #7:
Betty O'Loughlin & Arthur Gillians
Couple #10:
Claire Almeida & William Musarra
Couple #2:
Claire Sobieski & John Zelinski Jr.
Couple #5:
Yolanda & William Santamaria
Couple #8:
Betsy Osborn & Charles Pennino
Couple # 11:
Barbara Genovese & Fred Gagliardi
Couple #3:
Linda Scarano & John Murphy
Couple #6:
Wilma Knott & Joseph Bennett
Couple #9:
Margaret Ruane & George Olchowy
Couple #12:
Lillian & Gilbert Vitaglione

WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Wilma Knott & Joseph Bennett n/a n/a

JITTERBUG-Jive DIVISION - FINALISTS:

Couple #34:
Rosemary Zerillo & Joseph Smith
Couple #40:
Montoya & Thomas King
Couple #36:
Connie Sweetman & William Ruch
Couple #41:
Jessie Brown & Lee Moates
Couple #35:
Carmen & Joseph Arascunga
Couple #44:
Eunice Wall & Patrick Grant
Couple #37:
Joanne Daino & Domick Grippo
Couple #42:
Gloria Thompson & Gregory Arnold
Couple #38:
Maryanne Smith & Eddy Adler
Couple #45:
Patricia Williams & Willie Raynor
Couple #39:
Corine Flyn & Alfred Bottone
Couple #43:
Cecelia Taylor & William Pittman

WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Patricia Williams & Willie Raynor n/a n/a

POLKA DIVISION - FINALISTS:

Couple #19:
Phyllis & William Costa
Couple #22:
Mary & Arthur Dahl
Couple #25:
Patricia Friday & Jimmy Kowalski
Couple #28:
Ann Kishel & John Rymaszewski
Couple #20:
Eileen & Louis Gasparik
Couple #23:
Francis Daleo & Stanley Trukafka
Couple # 26:
Christine Bekker & Richard Ziomber
Couple # 29:
Dorothy Trzaska & Richard Labanowski
Couple #21:
Carol & Alex Begun
Couple #24:
Patricia Korzeniewska & Joseph Brozowski
Couple #27:
Virginia & Eugene Karczewski
Couple #30:
Carolyn Bobrek & Robert Klimecki

WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Dorothy Trzaska & Richard Labanowski n/a n/a

RUMBA DIVISION - FINALISTS:

Couple #? -
Linda Scarano & John Murphy
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
Linda Scarano & John Murphy n/a n/a

TANGO DIVISION - FINALISTS:

Couple #? -
Betty O'Loughlin & Arthur Gillianis
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
Betty O'Loughlin & Arthur Gillianis n/a n/a

VIENNESE WALTZ DIVISION - FINALISTS:

Couple #? -
Yolanda & William Santamaria
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
Yolanda & William Santamaria n/a n/a

ALL-AROUND CHAMPION

The Professional Judges

Pre-Lim Locations

Wilma Knott & Joseph Bennett n/a Savoy Ballroom
     
     

Musicians / Singers

Announcer

Emcee

Entertainers

Elliot Lawrence (Foxtrot, Jitterbug-Jive) n/a n/a n/a
Bernie Witkowksi (Polka)      
       
       
       

Posters, Lobby Cards etc.

Sheet Music Covers

Films / Videos

n/a All Gods Chillin' Got Rhythm n/a
      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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