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1960's-era Boardwalk Dance coming to Rehoboth

Jun 4, 2019

Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce holds its 4th annual “Beach Goes Red, White and Blue” this weekend. The day-long event salutes First State responders, police officers and service members.  

And it caps off with the Rehoboth Beach Museum recreating a 1960’s Boardwalk Hop on the Bandstand Saturday night.


“We’re doing a Boardwalk Dance. And what that means is that we are recreating the Boardwalk Dances of the 1950’s and 1960’s - patronized mostly by the high school students - the local high school students. And we’re going to be playing music from the ‘50’s and ‘60’s,”said Nancy Alexander - the director of the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society and Museum.

She says the Museum is partnering with the Chamber to host the event, which she hopes will introduce the music of the ‘50’s and ‘60’s to a new generation and bring back memories for older generations.

 

Alexander says the idea for the ‘60’s Boardwalk Hop came about when she was talking to some Rehoboth High School alumni who told her stories about dancing on the Boardwalk on Saturday nights.

 

The dance runs from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday; it is free and open to the public.