On April 25, 1959, the Tonka Bay Village Hall opened its doors for a series of teen dances for teenages from 14 to 17 years old. Chaperones were the parents of Tonka Bay, Excelsior, Shorewood, and Greenwood, and the dances were endorsed by the South Shore Community Council. Admittance was 10 cents, and there was a strict dress code of slacks and sports coats for boys and “date dresses” or skirts for girls. The teens must have behaved themselves; at first the dances were over by 10, the 10:30 by May. In 1960 they lasted until 11.
There was no indication of where the music was to come from or what kind it would be, but appearing at at least two of the dances were Carol Lombard and Mike McGrath, “dancers from KSTP.” This has to be “Hi-Five Time” – see TV Shows. (Minnetonka Record)