Decades
Tango1920

Perfect 10: The tango By Nicola Rayner

 This article first appeared in a series called Perfect 10 in Dance Today (www.dance-today.co.uk) In the ballroom, the tango is unmistakable. Even its name – the hardness of the consonants – suggests a dance with…

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Perfect 10: The paso doble By Marianka Swain

 This article first appeared in a series called Perfect 10 in Dance Today (www.dance-today.co.uk) “Of all the ballroom styles, this is the one that most requires you to be an actor as well…

Print from Curt Sachs' "World History of the Dance"

Perfect 10: The waltz By Zoë Anderson

 This article first appeared in a series called Perfect 10 in Dance Today (www.dance-today.co.uk) The waltz is one of the oldest of ballroom dances. Across its long history, this dance has been both…

Lorraine & Wally in Action

A clip of a typical Rumba British style from 1963

The Latin dances reached Europe during and after WW II. Excerpt from BALLROOM ICONS: “England, beset with etiquette, tenets and rules of conduct, and the U.S., the land of freedom of expression, each…

blackpool-old

Blackpool, the dance Mecca. By Leonid Pletnev

By Leonid Pletnev “Dear friend! This time I’m writing to you from Blackpool — the dance Mecca, the sacred place for every dancer…” That was the beginning of my German friend’s letter which…

1964 at Butlins Clacton on Sea 2nd World Congress Robert & Margaret O'Hara who were 65 British Champs too

World Professional Championships, 1960

Results of the World Professional Championships of 1960, held in Berlin, Germany

1964 at Butlins Clacton on Sea 2nd World Congress Robert & Margaret O'Hara who were 65 British Champs too

World Professional Championships, 1962

Results of the World Professional Championships of 1962, held in Melbourne, Australia

1964 at Butlins Clacton on Sea 2nd World Congress Robert & Margaret O'Hara who were 65 British Champs too

World Professional Championships, 1961

Results of the World Professional Championships of 1961, held in London, England

Vernon and Irene Castle

The Impact of Vernon and Irene Castle By Brigitt Mayer-Karakis

Vernon and Irene Castle were the first big international exponents of “modern dancing.” They were instrumental in launching the ballroom dance “craze” of the 1920s, taught private lessons and appeared at fashionable parties.

Timothy Palmer

Timothy Palmer 1934 competition and demonstrations

This 1934 film clip from London shows Timmy (Timothy) Palmer wearing no. 34 during a dance competition and also giving two studio demonstrations (wearing moustache) with second partner being (blond) Edna Deane his…

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