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Profile picture Gord McCaw
Moose Jaw dances
How about the peculiar (and yet so practical and a good form of exercise) practice at virtually all dances in MJ (not just @ CCI) of the crowd milling around the perimeter of those actually dancing on the dance floor.
This practice was unknown in Regina or anywhere else I attended dances. Does anyone know if this still goes on?
Profile picture Don Dickinson Re: Moose Jaw dances
... and who can forget Gary Brown hanging upside down from the basketball net while singing at a St. John's Church dance.
Profile picture Gord McCaw Re: Moose Jaw dances

islandhermit wrote:

"... and who can forget Gary Brown hanging upside down from the basketball net while singing at a St. John's Church dance."
I remember that! Hanging by his knees and playing guitar...Jimi Hendrix, eat your heart out (wherever you may be). That would have been about 1965.....
Profile picture John McCaslin Re: Moose Jaw dances
In the 40's at the CCI dances Miss Irwin (the French Teacher) would patrol the dance floor, and any male student not dancing would be escorted by her to a female student and be told to dance! Since she was only a little taller than 5 feet she would use a pencil to poke you in the ribs to get you moving.
Profile picture John McCaslin Re: Moose Jaw dances
In the 40's the Temple Gardens Dance Hall had a rule for dancers. You were not allowed to have both your feet off the floor at the same time. This prevented some of the more popular dances at the time where the girls might spend a part of the time in the air.

It was also a time when the Air Force was training pilots at the Moose Jaw Air Base. So there was quite a conflict created between them and the Zoot Suiters on the weekends at some of the dance halls. Often the police had to be called in. (If you don't know what a Zoot Suiter is ask one of us 'old timers'.
Profile picture John McCaslin Re: Moose Jaw dances

wallace wrote:

"In the 40's the Temple Gardens Dance Hall had a rule for dancers. You were not allowed to have both your feet off the floor at the same time. This prevented some of the more popular dances at the time where the girls might spend a part of the time in"
Miss Irwin always wore knitted dresses to class; we had to say the Lord's Prayer in our home room every morning in French; she brought comic books to class for us to read - of course they were in French!