Reading the story about the Lippel School
of Dance posted on the Old Newark website brought back many wonderful
memories since I was also a student of the Misses Freda and June
Lippel. My first class was at the age of three in 1951. I continued
for nineteen years until I graduated college in 1970. What a marvelous
experience it was to go to Lippels.
Our grand recitals at the Mosque were a sight to behold. When
I looked at the photo you posted I pulled out some of the old pictures
I had also taken in front of that very same wall. The studio was
a classic. Do you remember all the photos posted on the walls of
the many groups that had performed? Do you remember Hannah Neiman,
the secretary? I was always afraid I was going to get stuck on the
elevator which seemed to have a mind of its own on numerous occasions.
Thanks for reminding me how fortunate I was to be able to attend
the Lippel School of Dance and a special "thanks" to Ms.
Freda and Ms. June. I envision them dancing among the stars in the