Exhibitions:


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

Starting in 1933, the Stockingfoot Dance was a tradition that took place during the Winter Carnival. Everyone attending the dance had to remove their shoes. Students wore creative-looking socks and "stockings," and there were contests for couples with the best decorated socks.


Couples dancing at the Stockingfoot Dance at Drumlins, ca. 1950s. No shoes on the dance floor! [ARM Image 11-0857] Students amidst the decorations at the 1952 Stockingfoot Dance. [ARM Image 11-0868] Band playing at the 1952 Stockingfoot Dance, with stocking decorations in the background. [ARM Image 11-0867] Students displaying their stocking feet at the Stockingfoot Dance, ca. 1950s. [ARM Image 11-0872] Couples dancing in their socks at the 1952 Stockingfoot Dance.  [ARM Image 11-0904] Student's socks being judged (for the most holes?) at the 1952 Stockingfoot Dance. [ARM Image 11-0865] Couple proudly displaying their unique stocking feet at the Stockingfoot Dance in 1952. [ARM Image 11-0866] Students showing off their stocking feet at the 1952 Stockingfoot Dance.  [ARM Image 11-0903] Couple dancing in a dance contest at the 1960 Stockingfoot Dance.  [ARM Image 11-0935]