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1966 Harvest Moon Ball

Madison Square Gardens, New York - Tuesday, September 27th, 1966.


    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 -
Sally & Anthony Tonto
Couple #6 -
Rose & Dominic Manente
Couple #9 -
Mary & Sal Pisano
Couple #7 -
Shirley & Dominic Morabito
Couple #2 -
Josephine & Nicholas Nuzzi
Couple #4 -
Penny Sousa & James Lyons
Couple #10 -
Carol & John Pavone
Couple #11 -
Madeleine Pierrat &
Richard Zurkowski
Couple #3 -
Rosemarie Genovese &
Edward Gratbarek
Couple #8 -
Judith Block & Sal Della Ventura
Couple #5 -
Maureen Meehan & Michael Catino
Couple #12 -
Isabel & Frank Tortorici

WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Penny Sousa and James Lyons   Rosemarie Genovese and Edward Grabarek Madeleine Pierrat and
Richard Zurkowski

JITTERBUG-JIVE DIVISION - FINALISTS:

Couple #28 -
Deborah Brown & Q. Powell
Couple #26 -
Thelma Grant & Richard Harris
Couple #27 -
Laverne Seabrook & Robert Hampton
Couple # n/a
Couple #31 -
Crystal Johnson & Wilbur Gourdine
Couple #29 -
Deborah Rogers & Earl Wallace
Couple #30 -
Louise Foster & Cornell Wade
Couple # n/a
Couple #34 -
Maxine McDuffie & Eddie Birchmore
Couple #32 -
Clementine Thomas & Ross Berkley
Couple #33 -
Roxanne Wilson & Gregory Arnold
Couple # n/a

WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Thelma Grant and Richard Harris Crystal Johnson and Wilbur Gourdine Laverne Seabrook and Robert Hampton

POLKA DIVISION - FINALISTS:

Couple #16 -
Emily & William Alexander
Couple #19 -
Mary Ann Balcuk & David J. Grochulski
Couple #22 -
Ann Dylag & Anthony Selthofer
Couple # n/a
Couple #17 -
Carol & Stanley Pelc
Couple #20 -
Lovey Kincheloe & John Rymaszewski
Couple #23 -
Mary Rogowski & Roger Ochs
Couple # n/a
Couple #18 -
Mary Ann & Joseph Smykla
Couple #21 -
Carol Ann Rakowska & Edward F. Liszewski
Couple #24 -
Matilda Garczynski & Henry Dziadel
Couple # n/a

WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Mary Ann and Joseph Smykla Lovey Kincheloe and John Rymaszewski Matilda Garcynski and Henry Dziadel

RUMBA DIVISION - FINALISTS:

Couple #1 -
Sally & Anthony Tonto
Couple #4 -
Penny Sousa & James Lyons
Couple #9 -
Mary & Sal Pisano
Couple #14 -
Nols & Pat Vezzuto
Couple #2 -
Josephine & Nicholas Nuzzi
Couple #5 -
Maureen Meehan & Michael Catino
Couple #10 -
Carol & John Pavone
Couple #15 -
Phyllis & Guido D'Alesandro
Couple #3 -
Rosemarie Genovese &Edward Gratbarek
Couple #7 -
Shirley & Dominic Morabito
Couple #11 -
Madeleine Pierrat &Richard Zurkowski
Couple #25 -
Theresa Haloskie & Dom T. Mucci

WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Maurreen Meehan and Michael Catino Madeleine Pierrat and Richard Zurkowski Shirley and Domenic Morabito

TANGO DIVISION - FINALISTS:

Couple #2 -
Josephine & Nicholas Nuzzi
Couple #5 -
Maureen Meehan & Michael Catino
Couple #10 -
Carol & John Pavone
Couple #13 -
Dorle & Gerhard Barth
Couple #3 -
Rosemarie Genovese &Edward Gratbarek
Couple #7 -
Shirley & Dominic Morabito
Couple #11 -
Madeleine Pierrat &Richard Zurkowski
Couple #14 -
Nols & Pat Vezzuto
Couple #4 -
Penny Sousa & James Lyons
Couple #9 -
Mary & Sal Pisano
Couple #12 -
Isabel & Frank Tortorici
Couple #15 -
Phyllis & Guido D'Alesandro

WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Rosemarie Genovese and Edward Grabarek Madeleine Meehan and Michael Catino Shirley and Domenic Morabito

VIENNESE WALTZ DIVISION - FINALISTS:

Couple #1 -
Sally & Anthony Tonto
Couple #4 -
Penny Sousa & James Lyons
Couple #8 -
Judith Block &Sal Della Ventura
Couple #11 -
Madeleine Pierrat &Richard Zurkowski
Couple #2 -
Josephine & Nicholas Nuzzi
Couple #5 -
Maureen Meehan &Michael Catino
Couple #9 -
Mary & Sal Pisano
Couple #15 -
Phyllis & Guido D'Alesandro
Couple #3 -
Rosemarie Genovese &Edward Gratbarek
Couple #7 -
Shirley & Dominic Morabito
Couple #10 -
Carol & John Pavone
Couple #25 -
Theresa Haloskie & Dom T. Mucci

WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Shirley and Dominic Morabito Maeleine Pierrat and Richard Zurkowski Sally and Anthony Tonto

ALL-AROUND CHAMPION

The Professional Judges  

Pre-Lim Locations

Penny Sousa and Jimmie Lyons Amy McCauley (Englewood, N.J. - Member of NYSTD) 1 Irvington Polish Home (New Jersey)
  Bernie Witkowski (Hillside, N.J - Polka & Musician) 2 Restland Farm (Northford, Conn.)
  Bob Belkin (Bayside, Queens - (Past Nat'l President of D.E.A, Ballroom Council) 1 Roseland Dance City (N.Y.)
  Edward Kochanski (Cliffside Park, N.J. - Folk Teacher & NYSTD) 2 Savoy Manor (N.Y.)
  George Rutherford  
  Helen La Farge  
  Joan Voorhees  
  Joseph Rechter (Westbury L.I. - Director of Folk dance & NYSTD) 2  
  Lunia Nester  
  Murray Sherman (Brooklyn, N.Y. - Folk Dancer & Instructor) 2  
  Phil Jones (Stamford CT. - Past President of NYSTD) 1  
  P.J. Mastrolia  
  Val Escott (N.Y. City - Past President of NYSTD) 1  
  Virginia Wheeler (Manhassett, L.I. - Past President of D.E.A) 1  
  Walter Hucko (Pine Island, N.Y. - Former HMB Polka Champion) 2  

Note: NYSTD = N.Y. Society of Teachers of Dancing. || D.E.A = Dance Educators of America. || 1=Ballroom Judge / 2 = Polka Judge

Musicians / Bands / Singers

Announcer

Emcee

Entertainers

Machito Pat Curran John Tillman Connie Francis
Ted Maksymowicz (Polka)     The Supremes
Tony Cabot (Foxtrot)      
       
       
       
       

Posters, Lobby Cards etc.

Sheet Music Covers

Films / Videos

n/a All Gods Chillin' Got Rhythm 02/10/1966 - Sullivan Show Reel #778
      Ballin' the Jack
     
Sheet Music Plus
1966 Toast of the Town: Episode #20.4
       
       

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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