Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

The noon dances remained popular. During the late 1950s and early1960s, there were a number of dance crazes that swept the country, including the twist, the mashed potato, the chicken, the Watusi, the Popeye, the alligator, the pony, the yo-yo, and the jerk, and the noon dances were the place to learn these new dance moves. The students would dance to the latest records, but, on occasion, a local live band would be brought in to play. A number of the bands, such as the all-girl group The Ladybirds, who appeared in March 1966, were composed of FJC students. By 1965, students from other schools were showing up uninvited to both the noon dances and scheduled dances. FJC students would often loan out their No. 6 cards to outsiders and door guards would let them into the dance. To keep outsiders away from the noon dances, they were rescheduled from 11:00 a.m. to noon.
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