For 37 years anyone who learned to dance in Perry learned from Betty Mae Harris. Her Studio occupied the big room at the back of the second floor of the Hotel Pattee. This room recalls that studio and remembers Betty Mae Harris and those she taught to dance.
Betty Mae Harris was born in Harlan, Iowa. After performing with the Ziegfeld Follies, she relocated to Perry and established her dance studio. A glance at the dance programs displayed on the walls of the room reveals that her classes were very sophisticated for their time.
The Betty Mae Harris Studio is decorated in a feminine style in floral fabrics and ruffle trims. Scrapbooks of the dance studio can be found in the room showcasing the decades of the dance studio in Perry. Costumes are displayed on the walls.
- Two Queen Beds.
- Shower/Tub Combo