Posted: 04/12/2017 at 10:40
Dovefromabove, I loved the Foxtrot or slow foxtrot as we called it being instructed by the lovely Ruby and Florry for two years before I entered the big boys dance hall at sixteen. In to the Hall early, few men, an empty floor live band and plenty of willing partners often two or three in the same dance as they tapped in as it was called or changed partners mid dance.
I was thinking more the Dashing White Sergeant though we did do the polka. When they announced a dance where you changed partners sometimes we had to form three separate rings the floor was crowded, it was a chance for the none dancers to get a twirl, we did not mind taking a poor dancer onto the floor it was the way to learn. At the Hammersmith on leave and in uniform one of the Pro Dancers got me on the floor for a Tango, she told me she saw my dancing pumps (banned with uniform) so knew I could dance, that was one I will always remember.
Busy-Lizzy, David should not have been in the dance off, Alexander did by far the better dance.