Junior Dance Club Members


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Junior Dance Club Members is a picture, with genre photograph. Its dimensions are 3.25 in. x 2.5 in..

It was created in January 1967.

Activity Club of Thomas Worthington High School is the Creator.

Members of the Junior Dance Club are shown in this photograph (front left-right) Mandy Robbins, Judy Hard, (back left to right) Kevin Stimpert, and Steve Allison. An "Invitation Dance" was held in January 1967, with all sixth, seventh and eighth grade students in the community invited to join. The purpose of the Junior Dance Club was to assist boys and girls in social development and to provide them with the opportunity to learn to dance. The social dancing lessons were sponsored by the Activity Club.

The Activity Club was founded in 1937 as the Personality Club by Mrs. Miriam Mackay, who saw a great need to form and organization dedicated to assisting youth with their social and personal problems. The club was originally formed with sponsorship by the Worthington P.T.A. Among the first activities of the group was the remodeling of formals for girls who were in need of them. Guidance concerning proper dress, manners and hostess etiquette were in demand. Although the club's focus was initially on girls, boys soon became interested and were also included in the programs. Over the years interests broadened, and the group was reorganized as the Activity Club. Social dancing classes for students from grade 4 to 12 became a major activity of the club during the 1940s and 1950s. Interest in dancing declined during the 1960s. Following a brief renewal of interest in dancing in the late 1970s, the emphasis on dance programs was discontinued.

During the 1980s the purpose of the Activity Club broadened to fulfill changing needs. New projects were initiated, such as workshops on leadership skills, College Previews, College Fairs, and coordination of the Baccalaureate Service for graduating seniors. The Activity Club began sponsoring the Junior-Senior Prom "Afterhours" in 1986, and a "Cards Camp," a middle school drug, alcohol and tobacco prevention program in 1988. Following the opening of Worthington Kilbourne High School, the club split into two separate Activity Clubs, one for each school.

It covers the topics clubs, dance and students.

It covers the city Worthington.

You can find the original at Activity Club of Thomas Worthington High School.

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The Worthington Memory identification code is twa0036.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on December 20, 2005. It was last updated October 24, 2017.