Dig Out Your Poodle Skirt for This Fundraiser in Great Falls

It's funny how certain changes over the years have affected different types of activities in our lives.  For instance, our shoes.  They weren't always the nice, rubber-soled tennis shoes we are used to today, and they could be death to floors.  Scuff marks, scrapes and more were all attributed to shoes.


While that leap forward in technology saved a lot of headaches for janitors, especially in schools, it also brought about the end of a favorite past time at those schools.  A past time that would get its name from those same shoes.

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Time to Dig in the Attic and Closets of The Homes of Great Falls

First recordings of dance events labeled as "sock hops" came about in the mid-1940's but weren't really popularized until the 1950's as rock and roll music became more mainstream.  The reason behind the name was simple; you weren't allowed to wear those hard-soled shoes on the gymnasium or cafeteria floors.


Once better soled shoes were introduced, this style of dances eventually faded away, but didn't go completely by the wayside.  Sock hops are still held at many schools across the country, and many are used as fundraising events for various programs and charities.

2nd Annual SOC HOP to Help with Family Promise in Great Falls

Want to relive some of those days "at the hop" with friends and family?  Family Promise of Great Falls is inviting you, your family and friends to the 2nd Annual SOC HOP at the Elks Club on Saturday April 27th, 2024.

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The event features silent auctions, a wonderful meal catered by Clark & Lewies, fun and games and of course dancing "at the hop".  To get your tickets and to find out more information contact Family Promise Great Falls here.

Enormous Home With a Hidden Dance Club is Under Six Hours from Boise

According to public records, this home in Orem, UT was owned by Bruce Bastian, the co-founder of WordPerfect and a Twin Falls, ID native.

Gallery Credit: Michelle Heart

These Are the Top 15 Global First Dance Wedding Songs

Discover the top 15 first dance songs used at wedding around the world, below (as of March 2022).

Gallery Credit: Jacklyn Krol

30 Mother-Son Wedding Dance Songs That Country Fans Will Love

A mother needs her moment at her son's wedding. Find 30 great mother-son dance country songs on this list of hits from Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire and more. There are also lesser-known artists who struck the right tone: Click a link and try a few before deciding on the perfect wedding song for mom to say her goodbyes to her son.

Gallery Credit: Billy Dukes

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