Spring has sprung here in Toronto and I know in many other places all over the world (thank goodness!). Hearing the word spring made me think of the themed dance ‘The Spring Fling’ and then I wanted to find all the photos related to this dance to share with all of you.
Well friends..I was out of luck, there really are no photos entitled “Spring Fling”. This really surprised me because I thought that this type of dance was popular in day’s gone by? Yes? No? If any of my readers have the answer please let me know in the comment section. So that said, for today’s Vintage Photo Tuesday we are going to just focus on images from the 1930’s-1950’s showcasing ‘The Social Dance’.
You cannot have a proper dance without the “King & Queen”, so I introduce to our lovely 50’s couple who will oversee all the dances being shown today. They are joined by the “Duke”, the “Prince” and the “Princesses”.
Oct 27th,1945 the Woody Herman Orchestra performs for eager dancers at Maple Leaf Gardens (Toronto). Dancers on the side of the stage and all the rest of the dancing seems to be happening further back (behind all the people watching).
It’s the Simpson’s Teen-Town Time dance at Maple Leaf Gardens (1940’s) featuring Bobby Gimby (Toronto Orchestra Leader), Art Hallman (popular Canadian Tenor) and Ken Watts.
“Dance with me”
Dancing close in a crowded Toronto dance hall in the 40’s.
It’s Boogie Time (circa 1950’s)!
Sometimes social dancing also involves social standing and social sitting.
1930’s social dance at the Transportation Building, Toronto, Canadian National Exhibition.
The Calm before the Dance. This is earlier then the images from the 30’s to the 50’s that I’m focusing on today but it’s such a marvelous photo that I just had to share.
1910’s Dancing Pavilion at Bo-Lo, Bois Blanc Island, Detroit River.
1940’s Canadian Highland Regiment soldier and beautiful woman share a dance together.
Emma Willard 1950’s School Dance.
1940’s social dance, view of the busy dance floor.
Unfortunately we cannot keep on dancing, BUT I hope you enjoyed this week’s Vintage Photo Tuesday! VPT will be back in 2 weeks with another exciting group of images.