ROCKETTES

Jump kick, jump kick, jump kick - 16 bars!  Jump kick, jump kick, jump kick!
We didn't have much variety for music in those days, but we made good use out of "Jersey Bounce" and "Bye Bye Blues".  "South Rampart Street Parade" was a favorite.  We also entertained, on occasion, to the tunes, "Teddy Bear Picnic", "Yellow Bird", "Tea for Two", and "Washington Post March".



1962 Sagamore pose - L to R:  Pam Fillmore, Kathy Nelson, Mary Keohane, Lynn Scheele, Joan Johnson, Kay Kwakenat, Nora Monahan, Diane Franzen, Lani Greenfield, Jacquie Spence, Mary Jo Kunz, Gail Wittels (alternate), Dawn Peterson
 




1962 Homecoming "Shuffle the Cards"
Roosevelt vs. Marshall Pep Fest
October 1961


Nora Monahan, Diana Christopherson
Royalty, Barbara Christensen and K. Jim Ehlen in background




L to R:  Marie Dowson, Pam Fillmore, Karen Olson, Nora Monahan, Diana Christopherson, Lani Greenfield

 

Half-time Entertainment on RHS Athletic field
October, 1961



Pinwheel:  Nora Monahan, Diane Franzen, Lani Greenfield, Jacquie Spence, Mary Jo Kunz, Dawn Peterson

 

1962 Ice Dancing - a Rockette First!
Roosevelt vs. Southwest Hockey Game
Entertainment at Minneapolis Ice Arena on 29th & Dupont Avenue South



Left:
  Pam, Kathy, Mary, Lynn, Joan.  Foreground:  Kay & Nora.  Right:  Diane, Lani, Jacquie, Mary Jo, and Gail

  



Rainbow Foods on Lake Street happens to be built on the original location of the old Minneapolis Arena,
located at Dupont Avenue and Lake.  The arena was built in 1924 for the Minneapolis Millers hockey team, with seating for over 5,500 spectators. 
It opened on October 31, 1924.  The Minneapolis Millers played there from 1924 until 1963, and the Minneapolis Bruins used the arena for a couple years in the middle sixties.  The University of Minnesota hockey team used the arena as one of its home rinks from the 1920s until 1950. 
The Ice Follies came every year.  The building was finally demolished in 1966. 
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Striking another 1962 Sagamore pose - L to R:
  Pam Fillmore, Kathy Nelson, Mary Keohane, Lynn Scheele,
Joan Johnson, Kay Kwakenat, Nora Monahan, Diane Franzen, Lani Greenfield, Jacquie Spence, Mary Jo Kunz, Gail Wittels (alternate), Dawn Peterson



Record Roundup: "Alvin and the Chipmunks" entertained at the first social dance of the year, ''61-'62.
Leader:  Mary Keohane, Simon:  Diane Franzen, Alvin:  Lani Greenfield, Theodore:  Nora Monahan

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