Education: Dance Halls Surveyed

To the casual observer a dance hall is an upstairs place in a side street where the patrons stroll aimlessly about a railed-in hardwood floor, waiting for unknown partners to appear. For 10¢ they may pass the rail and dance for five minutes under red-lidded lights. A strong man supervises, sees there is no disturbance.

To Minnesota legislators a dance hall is "any room, place, or space open to public patronage in which dancing, wherein the public may participate, is carried on and to which admission may be had by the public by payment either directly...

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