The Osceola PTA sponsored a dancing program to be held at the Osceola High School gymnasium starting December 1, 1955.
The lessons were to teach the students good dancing and ballroom etiquette. Confidence, poise and grace could be achieved by the student taking instructions.
The lessons included Fox Trot, Waltz, Jitterbug, Party dances and Mixers which are Scottish and Polka.
Two experienced men from the Arthur Murray and Fred Astaire dance studios in Des Moines were the dancing instructors.
A fee of $5 per student could be paid in advance or paid in two payments, the first payment of $2.50 paid at the first lesson and the second payment of $2.50 paid within two weeks.
Any student in the seventh through twelfth grades to be eligible to sign up for the lessons with each student getting ten hours of instruction. Lessons were held on Thursday, evenings from 8-9:30 p.m. One lesson to be only one hour long.
The Principal reported sixty students had signed up two weeks before the lessons.