Chicago, August 18-20, 2017

Trivia Contest

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Trivia Contest Rules


  1. $100 cash prize for winning team
  2. Teams can be up to 6 people
  3. ANYONE can participate (including teachers)
  4. Takes place Sunday August 20 at 7:00pm at Irish Bistro (3905 N Lincoln)
  5. Must have dance pass to attend Sunday event (tickets not sold at door)
  6. You are not allowed to use your cell phone for answers. If you are caught with your phone, you may be eliminated.
  7. Notes ARE allowed.
  8. Have fun! Food and drinks available for purchase.
  9. In the event of a tie, the team with the best name wins!

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Topics: Vintage Fashion, Swing Music, The Balboa Community, Old Timers, Balboa Vocabulary, Mixed Bag


Fashion: Lindy shopper, men’s vintage haircuts, aris allen,, remix, slits in backs of men’s coats, vintage ties, pin curls, keds, kedette, palm beach fabric

Music: Digga digga do, White Heat, One o’clock jump, Jumpin at the Woodside, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Chick Webb, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Glenn Miller, Louis Prima, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Jonathan Stout

Balboa Community: Chicago Balboa Underground, Eastern Balboa Championships, All Balboa Weekend, California Balboa Classic, Bal-Ast Off, Balboa Rendezvous, TinkerBal, Great Lakes Balboa Escape, Twin Cities Balboa Festival, Balnation, Kyle Smith, Shani Brown, Marge Takier, Nick Williams, Andreas Olsson, Laura Keet, Kelly Arsenault, Denise Phelen, Olga Marina, Bobby White, Kate Hedin, Desiree Roffers, David Rehm, Annabel Quisao, Yoshi Uemura, Augie Freeman, Jeremy Oth, Nelle Cherry, Matt Mitchell, Jennifer Barnett, Mickey Fortanasce, Valerie Salstrom, Joel Plys

Old Timers: California, Dean Raftery, Maxie Dorf, Willie Desatoff, Anne Mills, Marion Goldy, Genevieve Grazis, Dick Landry, Ray Rand Swingers, Jack Arkin, Marry Casslin, Lawrence “Lolly” wise, Hal Takier, Gil Fernandez, Venna Archer, Betty Takier

Balboa vocabulary: pure balboa, uphold, downhold, toss out, lollies, outs and ins, the dream, the dameron, carousel, swivels, the wobble