Fonds MS 65 - Salmon Arm Old Time Dance Club fonds

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Salmon Arm Old Time Dance Club fonds

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Old time Dance Crowd

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  • 1921 (Creation)
    Salmon Arm Old Time Dance Club fonds
    Salmon Arm

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16.5 cm of textural records

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Formed in 1926, the Old Time Dance Crowd was the result of a private birthday party. Participants at a dance at the Finn Hall enjoyed the old time dances so much, they continued to meet every three weeks, dancing to the music of A. McPhail. In 1928, the group elected an executive, drafted rules and regulations and moved their dances to the Salmon Arm Womens’ Institute Hall.

In the late 1930s the name was changed to the Salmon arm Old Time Dance Club and rules of behavior were officially adopted.

A very successful 75th anniversary dance was held in March, 2001 in spite of a drop in membership from 120 to about 50. The club enjoyed many of the same dances over the seventy-five years. Waltzes, quadrilles, minuets, two-steps, seven-steps, the Jersey, schottische, Log Cabin, reels, polkas, Lancers, Veleta and Bon Ton were all dances done in the 1930s. In 1959, the one-step, Ranger’s, Waltz, Ranger’s Polka, Lili Marlene, the Roberts, Varsoviana and Casey Jones were added.

Following the 75th anniversary party, the club decided to become inactive for a year. It folded in November of 2002 and the assets were disbursed .

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The fonds is divided into ten series and consists of membership lists, executive committee minutes, rules and regulations, dance committee rotas, cash books, correspondence and a written history.

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