TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4,1955 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
"BLACK MAGIC"--Making plans for this year's I-Hop to be
held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the League are
Jo Ann Ropeta, program and patron chairman; Mary Kay Ba-
walda, finance and orchestra chairman; Nancy Case, general
chairman; Bailey Apple, ticket chairman and Jean Underwood,
publicity chairman. Black Magic has been chosen as the theme
for the dance which will feature the music of Paul Brodie's
orchestra in the ballroom and the Ann Arbor Alley Cats in the.
Hussey Room. Appropriate dress for the dance will be dressy
dresses for the women and dark suits for the men,
To Give Annual I-Hop
The mystery of the numerous
'Black Magic' signs which have
been puzzling many University
students is now solved. 'Black
Magic' is the theme chosen for the
1955 I-Hop, which will be held
from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday,
Oct. 15, in the League Ballroom.
The I-Hop, originally known as
the A-Hop when I.H.C. and As-
sembly were co-sponsors, is solely
an Assembly project this year.
One of the first all-campus
dances of the season, it will fol-.
low the Michigan-Northwestern
Music which will appeal to the
taste of everyone will be provided
during the evening. In addition
to the smooth, danceable music of
Paul Brodie's Band, which will
be featured in the Ballroom, the
Ann Arbor Alley Cats ,will pre-
sent specialty numbers in the Hus-
sey Room of the League for the
benefit of all Dixieland enthus-
During intermission, exhibition
dancers from the League dance
classes will perform.
The dance this year, as in others,
will be informal. Women will
wear dressy dresses, while the
male attire will be the usual dark
Tickets To Be Sold
Committee members urge every-
one to remember tha "his is both
a coed and a boy-bid dance. Tick-
ets will be on sale in the League
and in other campus buildings by
the end of the week.
The central committee mem-
bers of this year's I-Hop include
Nancy Case as general chairman,
Connie Mair, who will handle the
a decorations, and Baily Apple, who
is in charge of ticket distribution.
The finance and orchestra will
be handled by Mary Kay Bawalda,
while JoAnn Ropeta is program
and patron chairman. Jean Un-
derwood is in charge of publicity.
Previous I-Hop Themes
In keeping with some of the
previous I-Hop themes, which,
during the past five years, seem
to have had "Darkness" as their
watchword, is the theme of this
year's event. Large shadow boxes
with numerous silhouettes will
produce a deep and mysterious
spell on all those who attend.
Recent I-Hop themes have fea-
tured 'Blue Horizons,' 'Night of
Knights' and 'A Thousand and
One Nights.' The wonders of out-
er space set the stage for the an-
nual affair five years ago, when
a rocket ship and murals depict-
ing imaginary scenes on the moon
transformed the Ballroom into a
fantastic, unreal world:
Football took the spotlight in
1949, when the theme "Welcome
Army" tied in with the weekend
of the Army-Michigan game, play-
ed at home that year. Scenes of
a typical football day were por-
trayed around the walls and in
the rooms of the second floor of
Bridge, Dance Classes
Scheduled by League
For 'U' Men, Women
The Women's League will begin
classes in dancing and bridge next
Coeds and University men may
once again attend the dance
classes, which include instructions
in beginning, intermediate, ad-
vanced and exhibition dancing, be-
ginning Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday of next week.
The League sponsors two courses
each semester, for couples, in ad-
ditio nto two for stags and also
an exhibition class.
Free For Coeds
All classes are open free to co-
eds. Any women interested in
learning new dance steps or in
improving their dancing can join
and act as dance partners for the
weekly sessions, as well as being
hostesses for the classes.
A fee of $4 is charged all men
who are interested in attending
the eight week classes.
There will be steps taught to
well-known dances like the fox
trot, waltz, polka, jitter-bug and
charleston. There will also be
lessons on such Latin American
numbers as the rumba, tango,
mambo and the samba. A pro-
fessional teacher is engaged to
guide these lessons.
A feature of the League dance
classes is the date bureau. There-
are lists of coeds on file in the
Undergraduate Offices of the
league for all men buying tickets
and interested in dates.
The League dance class schedule
is as follows: Monday-advanced
lessons at 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.! ex-
hibition group from 8:30 to 9:30
p.m.; Tuesday-singles from 7:15
to 8:15 p.m.; couples from 8:30 to
9:30 p.m.; Wednesday - singles
from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.; inter-
mediate couples from 8:30 to 9:30
in the League Ballroom.
Besides the dancing lessons the
League will start its bridge les-
sons next Tuesday.
These classes are for students
who are interested in learning how
to play bridge or who wish to im-
prove their game. Prospective
students may enroll at the Under-
graduate Offices of the League.
Ann Arbor Residents Invited
Faculty members and residents
of Ann Arbor who are ,interested
in bridge are also invited to par-
ticipate in these lessons.
Mrs. Walter MacLean, who
taught the course last year, will
again preside over the classes
which will meet once a week from
7:30 to 9:00 p.m. each Tuesday in
Running for eight weeks the
lessons cost $4 per person.
The room number will be post-
ed i nthe League on the bulletin
board in the lobby.
For more advanced bridge en-
thusiasts the League is planning
an annual tournament.
LEAGUE DANCE CLASSES-
There will be a mass meeting for
all students interested in the
League dance classes, at 4:15 p.m.
tomorrow at the League.
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CAMP COUNSELORS CLUB -
Organizational meeting for the
Camp Counselors Club of the WAA
will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday
in the Women's Athletic Building.
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