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“From the Waltz to the Jitterbug”: Dances at Syracuse University, 1900-1960 - Greek Dances Slideshow

Sororities and fraternities held dances, both formal and informal, inside and outside their chapter houses. The Interfraternity Council, which governs some of SU's fraternities, also held balls.


Dance card for the Mu Phi Epsilon formal at the Sedgwick Club in 1913. Opened dance card for the Mu Phi Epsilon formal at the Sedgwick Club in 1913. Dance card for a 1913 Psi Upsilon dance. Opened dance card for a 1913 Psi Upsilon dance. Dance card for a 1913 Mu Phi Epsilon freshman dance. Opened dance card for a 1913 Mu Phi Epsilon freshman dance. Mu Phi Epsilon Halloween dance card, ca. early 1910s Dance card for a formal given by the Gamma Psi chapter of Sigma Nu at Snell's Academy in 1914. Opened dance card for a formal given by the Gamma Psi chapter of Sigma Nu at Snell's Academy in 1914. Delta Kappa Epsilon costume dance, 1920. [ARM Image 11-0981] Dance card for the Beta Epsilon of Beta Theta Pi Spring Formal at the Chapter House in 1926. Opened dance card for the Beta Epsilon of Beta Theta Pi Spring Formal at the Chapter House in 1926. 1927 Beta Theta Pi Spring Formal dance card. 1927 Beta Theta Pi Spring Formal dance card, opened. Dance card for the Alpha Xi Delta Pledge Dance at the Chapter House in 1935. 1939 Sigma Nu Fraternity Winter Formal dance card. Bob Heffer and his Aristocrats performed at the event. 1939 Sigma Nu Fraternity Winter Formal dance card, opened. Dance card for the Sigma Nu Spring Formal on the Roof Garden at Hotel Onondaga in 1943. Couples relaxing at a Tau Epsilon Phi dance in 1947. [ARM Image 11-0892] Couples dancing at the Theta Alpha dance in the fall of 1955. [ARM Image 11-0927] Theta Phi Alpha Spring Formal, 1958. [ARM Image 11-0934] Couples dancing to the band at the 1961 Interfraternity Council (IFC) Ball at Hotel Syracuse. [ARM Image 11-0938] Couple dancing at the 1961 IFC Ball. [ARM Image 11-0939]