Dance Halls - Research Article from St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

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Dancing has been regarded as a social institution in America for over a century. Many famous dance venues, from the Cotton Club and Roseland in New York, the Avalon Ballroom on Catalina Island, Aly Baba in Oakland, to the Old Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, attest to the tremendous influence which dancing has had on American culture. These are just a few of the popular meeting spots where people interact socially and can be seen publicly, dancing to the popular music of the day. Local community dance halls thrive in recreation centers, churches, and high school gymnasia as well as commercial night clubs. The primary requirement in any dance hall is to provide ample music and the room for people to dance. Food and beverages are often served as light refreshments, and seating arrangements allow people to meet, to comment, and to view others who are...

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