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JUNEAU -The Diamonds will be back in Juneau on July 3 for a "Sock Hop" as part of Juneau's 50th Anniversary of Statehood and Fourth of July festivities. Sponsored by Capital City Celebrations, the Diamonds will return to Centennial Hall where they played to a sold-out crowd at the Alaska Statehood Ball in January. The dance starts at 8:30 p.m. and concludes with the CBJ fireworks over the channel at midnight. Partygoers are encouraged to wear their dancing shoes or super socks and be ready for lots of toe-tapping music.
Diamonds return to Juneau for 'Sock Hop' 062409 NEWS 2 Capital City Weekly JUNEAU -The Diamonds will be back in Juneau on July 3 for a "Sock Hop" as part of Juneau's 50th Anniversary of Statehood and Fourth of July festivities. Sponsored by Capital City Celebrations, the Diamonds will return to Centennial Hall where they played to a sold-out crowd at the Alaska Statehood Ball in January. The dance starts at 8:30 p.m. and concludes with the CBJ fireworks over the channel at midnight. Partygoers are encouraged to wear their dancing shoes or super socks and be ready for lots of toe-tapping music.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Story last updated at 6/24/2009 - 10:46 am

Diamonds return to Juneau for 'Sock Hop'

JUNEAU -The Diamonds will be back in Juneau on July 3 for a "Sock Hop" as part of Juneau's 50th Anniversary of Statehood and Fourth of July festivities. Sponsored by Capital City Celebrations, the Diamonds will return to Centennial Hall where they played to a sold-out crowd at the Alaska Statehood Ball in January. The dance starts at 8:30 p.m. and concludes with the CBJ fireworks over the channel at midnight. Partygoers are encouraged to wear their dancing shoes or super socks and be ready for lots of toe-tapping music.

So what's a Sock Hop? In the 1950s most school dances throughout the US were in the gymnasiums and hard sole shoes were not allowed. The "New JD High School" on Glacier Avenue was completed in the spring of 1958, and beginning in 1959 the dances were held in the new cafetorium and shoes were permitted.

Tickets for the Diamond's Sock Hop are $20 and available at Hearthside Books and the USPS Contract Station on Franklin. A cash bar and snacks will be available.


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