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Old 01-13-2015, 05:11 PM
 
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I know what they are.
Mark of a slower paced gentler time.
A guy would sign your card for a specific dance.
Teens today wouldn't have a clue.
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Old 01-13-2015, 05:13 PM
 
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I am 67 and in my teen days we didn't use them; altho I know what they are.they were cards female carried had to put men's names order to remember who next dance was with.
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Old 01-13-2015, 05:14 PM
 
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I know what they are.
Mark of a slower paced gentler time.
A guy would sign your card for a specific dance.
Teens today wouldn't have a clue.

Yes. I admit I'm a dinosaur but I wonder if kids back then really had a better (if simpler) time than do kids of today.
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Old 01-13-2015, 05:18 PM
 
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I am 67 and in my teen days we didn't use them; altho I know what they are.they were cards female carried had to put men's names order to remember who next dance was with.

I'm 68 and, although not all the dances I attended as a teen used dance cards, enough did so that I have lovely memories of them.
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Old 01-13-2015, 08:56 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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As old as I am, I only remember hearing about that from my mother in law, who died last summer at age 95.
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Old 01-13-2015, 09:31 PM
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Location: Southeastern Pennsylvania
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We had them for our Junior Prom, 1963. The theme was "Caribbean Cruise," and I remember I had never heard of the Caribbean. But I still remember the "dance card," which was actually a little booklet that we wore on our wrist. The cover had palm trees. By Senior Prom, if I remember correctly, they were passe.
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Old 01-14-2015, 12:02 AM
 
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I thought they faded out right after WW-II.
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Old 01-14-2015, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Baja Virginia
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I know what they are.
Mark of a slower paced gentler time.
A guy would sign your card for a specific dance.
Teens today wouldn't have a clue.
Part of the change is that we no longer have specific dances anymore. I love looking at these things at the link someone posted, where it lists out which dance they're going to play in which order, i.e. "Two-step", "Foxtrot", etc. Some record albums are like this, too (especially Latin music) where it tells you the dance (i.e. the rhythm) for each song on the record jacket (or CD booklet). The whole idea of having specific dances that go with specific songs has been lost for basically my entire life.
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Old 01-14-2015, 09:29 AM
 
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We had them for our Junior Prom, 1963. The theme was "Caribbean Cruise," and I remember I had never heard of the Caribbean. But I still remember the "dance card," which was actually a little booklet that we wore on our wrist. The cover had palm trees. By Senior Prom, if I remember correctly, they were passe.

I attended several dances that used dance cards, just as you described, in 1862 and 1963. I wish I'd thought to keep those little booklets with the ribbon that tied around my wrist. What lovely memories of a gentler time.
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Old 01-14-2015, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I attended several dances that used dance cards, just as you described, in 1862 and 1963. I wish I'd thought to keep those little booklets with the ribbon that tied around my wrist. What lovely memories of a gentler time.
1862...yeah, that's when I thought they were around after seeing them mentioned in books.

Just out of curiousity...do you still drive?
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