9 images. Dana Junior High School in San Pedro remove shoes to prevent damaging floor of new gym, 3 January 1956. Judy Mendenhall; Elaine Panousis; Joyce Blankenburg; Tamara Lee; Ronnie Berglund; Charles Arreola; Julie Avila; Frank Stanovich; Pat Carter; Linda Schmalz.; Supplementary material reads: "Feature future -- Att. Rib. Gershon. City Desk. Illus. Sox Hop. Students at Dana Junior High School, San Pedro, are proud of their new boys' gymnasium and so to prevent damaging its highly polished floor they have inaugurated a 'sox hop'. This is the weekly dance held during the noon recess with ninth graders only eligible. Both boys and girls must remove their shoes before entering the building. Boys place shoes against walls, girls in front of a bench at opposite end. Dancing is to records. 1-2: Off with the shoes and pay as you enter! Judy Mendenhall holds cigar box to receive dime from Elaine Panousis while Joyce blankenburg reaches down to take shoes and other girls crowd in doorway holding up shoes. 3: Girls put shoes on floor in front of bench to await dance partners. 4: Tamara Lee and Charles Arreola (left) and Ronnie Berglund and Bonnie Lane dancing. 5-6: Group dance. Note -- no shoes. 7-8: Julie Avila and Frank Stanovich bee-hop while admiring fellow students clap hands to rhythm. 9: There's alwaysmore girls than boys so Pat Carter and Linda Schmalz practice intricate steps. 10: Warning bell to resume classes ring and boys hurriedly don shoes they had lined up against wall".