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Reminds me of a quote from a Fred Astaire film, I forget which one.

 

Female: "I'm just stuck on dancin' "

 

Fred:  "Well, you sure dance like you're stuck to somethin!"

 

 

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Forget Rock n  roll,,the twist,, Be-Bop,,even the Jive,,,Just gimme the 'Roaring 20's'' with some 'Charleston''   used to  love the tv series in the early 60s with  Dorothy Provine,,and cant remember the blokes name,,even missed a Pint after football training to get home to watch it..........The Dance...the Music...the Dress...loved the ladies style of dress....different world

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Just for you Ben! The incomparable Fred.

 

I was ballet trained but enjoyed other forms of dance. Once, in a show, we did a scene from Thoroughly Modern Millie.  I sang the title song then we did the Charleston. Half way through,  my shoe came off and hit someone in the front row!  Wouldn't have dared stop so carried on with one shoe!  We all fell about laughing when we got off stage!

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Used to go to a place in Norwich in the 70s called ''Samson and Hercules'' Wednesday nights  ''Grab a Granny'' they had a proper band that specialised in the 20s music,,and the ladies came dressed for it......my best Dance nights ever..)Had a semi-regular dancing partner named Gloria who stayed in Cromer at the ''Hotel de Paris''  (anyway nowt like that) i used to give her a lift back,,long way it was,,and worth every mile for the Dancing,,,......blimey best part of 50 years ago,,,she be getting on a bit now,,,bet she still dances....

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Always loved Dancing.......My Aunts always got me Dancing with them at Grandparents whilst they played their 50s records on the Radiogram........Then at school soon found out you were popular...when you went to friday lunchtime dance club....

  Into my teen years it was Locarno 14-16 year olds tuesday nights  at 1/6,,,Danced with girls from all over Nottingham,,used to go with a gang of us from Old Bestwood.....None of us were shy of asking for a dance as we got on the floor tripping over Handbags..

                                             Getting in the Mens powder room was an experience as well,,,admiring  us selves in the full length mirrors,,Italian suit,,collar turned up and hair combed like Billy(the one and only) Fury,,,splash of Old Spice and a shoe shine from the old fella,,gave him a 'Tanner' ,,remember him?.........If you got a date with a nice girl we'd take em to the Bodega on a sunday night for some great slow Dancing,,,or if no date,, still the Bodega,, to find one......Working for Marsdens it was never difficult getting dates,,,especially if you travelled round em all......:rolleyes:.....For the next many years i travelled the country working and Dancing from Birmingham  to  Bradford and beyond....the only time i get a Dance now is on my Spanish holidays,,,when i love to dance the night away.....when this Covid disappears so will i...........Viva Espana'''

 

 

Edit  need another thread Cliff Ton....Dancing years''.....lol

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Black bottom?

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I'll look out my Charleston dress and headband with the feather! Long beads and shoes! :Shock:

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