It was in September 1954 that Harold and Thelma Deane, together with a number of employees of the 10th General Dispensary, founded the square dance club Beaux & Belles in Frankfurt.
At that time, dancing was performed to records made by callers at the Hi-Coq Field House in Frankfurt.
At the first class that was held, the very first Germans (members of the Frankfurt Dance Circle) were also present.
Just one year later, in September 1955, this group held a (Fall) Round Up in Bad Wildungen and there, together with the Heidelberg Hoedowners and the Wiesbaden Kuntry Kuzins, founded the European Association of American Square Dance Clubs (EAASDC).
These three clubs became charter members of the association and Harold Deane was elected EAASDC President for a term.
The first formal charter of the Beaux and Belles was drafted by Harry and Betty Benson in 1956 and Samuel Goldmann became the club's first 'live' caller.
Fall Round Up - Bad Wildungen
6. Fall Round Up
20. Fall Round up
25. Fall Round Up
the Special Dance of the Beaux and Belles, until then caller-bound and known as the "Subscription Dance", was changed and renamed "Autumn Jubilee".
„Autumn Jubilee“ becomes Charter Dance
Student Jamboree in Bad Soden
first Ronneburg Plus Weekend
The Winter Jamboree featured a performance by a clogging group around and with Steve Shuler. The performance for the after party was a great success. Kenny also clogged in part.
Alexandra Schell starts a clogging group as instructor
The first cloggers were graduated
Founding of Crazy Taps
Dani Schell becomes their Instructor
New danceplace for Beaux und Belles in the Haus Ronneburg
22 Beaux and Belles travel to Plauen for the graduation of the first square dance club in the GDR. The Beaux and Belles covered the cost of membership in the EAASDC for the first year.
With a tour group from Australia came the caller Barry Wonson, who called together with Kenny.
Fall Round Up on the occasion of 40th club birthday in Frankfurt Kalbach
veranstalten die Crazy Taps das erste Clogging Festival, mit 8 Instructors von USA
2. Crazy Clogging Festival, veranstaltet von den Crazy Taps.
Der Club feiert sein 50jähriges Bestehen mit einem besonderen Bon Bon für alle Gäste. Der Eintritt für das Autumn Jubilee ist für alle kostenfrei und Gast Caller ist Dave Wilson aus USA/Schweden.
ECTA Round Dance Festival in Frankfurt Zeilsheim
ECTA Round Dance Festival in Frankfurt Kalbach
the club celebrates its 55th anniversary, which makes it the oldest square dance club in Europe.
Taking over the Schneeflöckchen RD Special
60. Anniversary of the Beaux & Belles
Spring Jamboree at Sportuni in Frankfurt
65. anniversary of the Beaux & Belles
1954 - 1955
1955 - 1956
1956 - 1957
1957 - 1958
1959 - 1960
1960 - 1961
1961 - 1962
1962 - 1963
1963 - 1964
1964 - 1970
1970 - 1971
1971 - 1972
1972 - 1973
1973 - 1974
1974 - 1975
1975 - 1976
1976 - 1980
1980 - 1984
1984 - 2011
2012 - 2013
„Van“, Col. E.H. Van Dervort
„Van“, Bugs Cairns, „Tex“ Breashear u.A.
Kassetten & Platten
Rainer Kraft ??
Gerhard Neffgen, Caller an jedem 2. Freitag abwechselnd mit Steve
1978 - 1981
1985 - 1989
1989 - 1990
1990 - 1995
1995 - 1999
1999 - 2011
2006 - 2012
2012 - 2016
Jetta K. Junk
Susanne Hoppe (geb. Launhardt)
Susanne Hoppe / Jetta K. Junk
Jetta K. Junk
1986 - 1987
1987 - 1988
1988 - 2010
2011 - 2012
Daniela (Dani) Schell
Bianca Behrens / Verena Müller / Claudia Wild
Bianca Behrens / Verena Müller / Claudia Wild / Nadine Schommartz