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Young dancers among people in the news in May ’66

Young dancers among people in the news in May ’66

The 1966 school year was nearly over, but teens still had some tests in singing and dancing.
Young dancers among people in the news in May ’66
Top teens at Mohonasen High School assemble as new school officers during the spring of 1966. From left are Lorrie Pierce, historian; Marianne DiCocco, secretary; Dorothy Preisner, treasurer; Lynn Havlicek, vice president; and David Naseman, president.
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The 1966 school year was nearly over, but teens still had some tests in singing and dancing.

Folk dancers stepped up their games at Herman L. Bradt Elementary School in Rotterdam. The costumed dancers performed for their classmates in a program that was held May 27.

Dancers from Oneida Junior High School in Schenectady improvised with modern flair. They had performed “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” at the Albany Tulip Festival. The song had first been popular in 1929; Oneida kids were in front of the national revival of the song — pop singer Tiny Tim had a monster hit (actually, his only hit) with “Tiptoe” in 1968.

Linton musicians and singers prepared for a spring concert. Teens at Mohonasen High School in Rotterdam assembled as the student council for the first time. The young politicians would begin making decisions in September.

Young women at Notre Dame High School appreciated song and dance, but were really blinded by science. Five ND students participated in the annual science symposium of the Albany Diocese Science Council. The show was sponsored by the Capital District Knights of Columbus.

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