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Street Dancing

Street Dancing

Street dances were popular entertainment in Dickinson. They started during the Depression in the 30s and carried over into the 40s and 50s.

Folks would take cars out to the stretch of road that wasn’t busy and turn the radios, loud, to the same station and dance in the road.

In the 1950s, street dancing was a big affair. Sometimes there would be three or four bands along Main Street. Politicians would be charged $10 a minute for speaking to the crowd. The money was used to pay for the bands.

Oh How we Danced

I remember on one occasion Main Street was blocked off from Highway 3 to the railroad tracks. There were three bands, one at Highway 3, one at Citizens State Bank and another at the railroad tracks. We danced the Texas Two-Step, Fox Trot, Waltz, Jitterbug it was good fun.”

Patricia Ann Garner Yates