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1963 Harvest Moon Ball

Madison Square Gardens, New York - September 17th, 1963. 8:30pm.


    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 -
Frances Giordano & Michael Giordano Jr.
Couple #4 -
Alyce Franzone & Sal Franzone
Couple #7 -
Miriam Latin & Norman Latin  
Couple #10 -
Helen Thompson & Thomas Walsh
Couple #2 -
Frances Corsello & Peter Corsello
Couple #5 -
Caryl Klotz & Joel Klotz Jr.
Couple #8 -
Margaret Ruane & Richard Alpert
Couple #11 -
Valeria Pastyik & Mario Mentrasti
Couple #3 -
Dolores Mortimer & Al Riccitelli
Couple #6 -
Rose Garzia & Fred Friedman
Couple #9 -
Winnie Dillon & John J. Wos
Couple #12 -
Lillian Vitaglione & Gilbert Vitaglione

WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Margaret Ruane & Richard Alpert ?? ??

JITTERBUG- Jive DIVISION - FINALISTS:

Couple #31 -
Maryanne & Eddie Adler
Couple #34 -
Judith Jaconetta & Frank Jaconetta
Couple #37 -
Joan Wilson & Ansley Moses
Couple #40 -
Pam Murgerson & Jimmie Rivers
Couple #32 -
Donna LoRusso & Doug Arcano
Couple #35 -
Jackie Vickers & Robert Hampton Jr.
Couple #38 -
Rita Wade & Edward Johnson
Couple # n/a
Couple #33 -
Madeline Pierrat & Eddie Grabarek
Couple #36 -
Alfreda Walker & Lucky Green
Couple  #39 -
Patricia Brown & Richard Harris
Couple # n/a

WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Pam Murgerson & Jimmie Rivers ?? ??

POLKA DIVISION - FINALISTS:

Couple #19 -
Joan Olma & Paul Shotter
Couple #22 -
Carol Andrysiak & Jimmy Kowalski
Couple #25 -
Stella Szulewski & Frank Pierce
Couple #28 -
Emily Alexander & William Alexander
Couple #20 -
Christine Trukafka & Stanley Trukafka
Couple #23 -
Lovey Kincheloe & Robert Wiechnick
Couple #26 -
Eileen Gasparik & Louis Gasparik
Couple #29 -
Elaine Icklan & Tom Icklan
Couple #21 -
Ursula Bestecka & Jan Kostrobala
Couple #24 -
Olga Sorokowski & Robert Klimecki
Couple #27 -
Mary Rogowski & Roger Ochs
Couple #30 -
Mary Ann & Joseph Smykla

WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Olga Sorokowski & Robert Klimecki   ?? ??

RUMBA DIVISION - FINALISTS:

Couple #1 -
Frances Giordino & Michael Giordino Jr.
Couple #4 -
Alyce Franzone & Sal Franzone
Couple #7 -
Miriam Latin & Norman Latin
Couple #10 -
Helen Thompson & Thomas Walsh
Couple #2 -
Frances Corsello & Peter Corsello
Couple #5 -
Caryl Klotz & Joel Klotz Jr.
Couple #8 -
Margaret Ruane & Richard Alpert
Couple #12 -
Lillian Vitaglione & Gilbert Vitaglione
Couple #3 -
Dolores Mortimer & Al Riccitelli
Couple #6 -
Rose Garzia & Fred Friedman
Couple #9 -
Winnie Dillon & John J. Wos
Couple #15 -
Gloria Pennacchio & Ray Pennacchio

WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Rose Garzia & Fred Friedman ?? ??

TANGO DIVISION - FINALISTS:

Couple #1 -
Frances Giordino & Michael Giordino Jr.
Couple #6 -
Rose Garzia & Fred Friedman
Couple #9 -
Winnie Dillon & John J. Wos  
Couple #14 -
Phyllis D'Alesandro & Guido D'Alesandro
Couple #2 -
Frances Corsello & Peter Corsello
Couple #7 -
Miriam Latin & Norman Latin
Couple #12 -
Lillian Vitaglione & Gilbert Vitaglione
Couple #15 -
Gloria Pennacchio & Ray Pennacchio
Couple #4 -
Alyce Franzone & Sal Franzone
Couple #8 -
Margaret Ruane & Richard Alpert
Couple #13 -
Janet Giordano & John Vitti
Couple #16 -
Nola Vezzuto & Pat Vezzuto
Couple # n/a Couple # n/a Couple # n/a Couple # n/a

WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Winnie Dillon & John J. Wos   ?? ??

VIENNESE WALTZ DIVISION - FINALISTS:

Couple #1 -
Frances Giordino & Michael Giordino Jr.
Couple #4 -
Alyce Franzone & Sal Franzone
Couple #7 -
Miriam Latin & Norman Latin
Couple #12 -
Lillian Vitaglione & Gilbert Vitaglione
Couple #2 -
Frances Corsello & Peter Corsello
Couple #5 -
Caryl Klotz & Joel Klotz
Couple #8 -
Margaret Ruane & Richard Alpert
Couple #17 -
Barbara Rose & Michael Catino
Couple #3 -
Dolores Mortimer & Al Riccitelli
Couple #6 -
Rose Garzia & Fred Friedman
Couple #9 -
Winnie Dillon & John J. Wos
Couple #18 -
Carol Yannarelli & Albert Yannarelli

WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Caryl Klotz & Joel Klotz ?? ??

ALL-AROUND CHAMPION

The Professional Judges  

Polka Judges

Margaret Ruane & Richard Alpert Amy McCauley C. Jarzebowski Jack Stukas
  Betty Doyle Helen La Farge Lunia Nester
  Bob Belkin Henry Jaworowski  
  Christine D. Leahy    
  Val Escott    

Musicians / Bands / Singers

Announcer

Pre-Lim Locations

Entertainers

Mitchell Ayers (Foxtrot, Jitterbug) Pat Curran Savoy Manor (N.Y.) Alan King
Ted Maksymowicz (Polka)   Roseland Dance City (N.Y.) George Jessel

Emcee

  Restland Farm (Northford, Conn.) Hawaiian Dancers
John Tillman   Irvington Polish Home (N.J.) Joe Williams
      Rise Stevens
      Sergio Franchi

Posters, Lobby Cards etc.

Sheet Music Covers

Films / Videos

n/a All Gods Chillin' Got Rhythm 09/29/1963 - Sullivan Show Reel # 626
      Ballin' the Jack
     
Sheet Music Plus
1963 Toast of the Town: Episode #17.1
       
       

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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