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Modern Dance at Guilford College, 1942

Modern Dance Club, Guilford College, 1942I found this great photo in the 1942 edition of The Quaker, the Guilford College student yearbook. These “nimble-footed coeds” were members of the college Modern Dance Club. It sounds like it was an interesting group. According to the yearbook, “the dancers practiced composing musical pantomimes of their own to a given rhythm, imitating scenes of campus life — a couple enfolded in each others arms, and sitting on a few moaning corpses, typified Guilford’s steady couple having a rendezvous in the graveyard.”


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