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The Armory Hall as I Remember It

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1986
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325758
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6n014pd

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Title The Armory Hall as I Remember It
Description :he present-day style, danced the first dance they parted, as was .s free choice of partners, up of girls who were and asked the young mr.e?" to charm his beloved Ellen Mackay. Some examples are "Always," "Remember," "All Alone," "What'11 I do?" After Carrie Jacobs Bond published "I Love You Truly," I recall that many of the male dancers were tenderly singing the words to their partners while this popular waltz tune was being played. At that time, the procedure of the dances differed considerably from the present-day style, The couple who came together danced the first dance with each other. After that, they parted, as was the general custom, and it was free choice of partners, The boy walked up to the group of girls who were sitting or standing together and asked the young lady of his choice, "May I have the next dance?" After dancing for a few minutes, the orchestra usually gave us a short break while we strolled around the hall and visited briefly with other couples, then clapped for an encore and continued dancing for another short period. The orchestra made those decisions and often varied the length of time according to the popularity of the tune they were playing. We have various kinds of dances. Matinee or "kid" dances were given in the afternoon on holidays or other special days. The NnH,S, Junior Prora was a festive event with lavish decorations created by the students. It was held for two different nights. Dance programs were used for that function, I still have my program. Church parties were held for farewell and welcome home missionaries, It wasn't just the young people that danced. Many "married folks' dances" were held. The Pioneer Dance was a big event. The old-fashioned dances stirred up the crowd, with a caller giving directions. Some of those dances I remember were the Quadrilles, Schottische, Danish Slide-off, Polka, Varsouvienne, Virginia Reel and the Trolley Hopsie. We young people often joined in but were not as skilled as the older people. I remember how I enjoyed seeing my parents dance together. "Swing your lady, curtsy right--back and forth and promenade," An elderly dance enthusiast, Hyrum Seely, was always an attraction at those married folks1 dances. 104
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325726
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6n014pd/325726