Posted: 01/10/2014 at 14:17
Nope David, in my day it was the Jitterbug, at first I thought it odd having been weaned on Ballroom in what we called Old Fashioned Dances then onto Modern. We had a massive Canadian air force bomber base near us and they started it off with local girls who did not mind showing their nickers as they got slung around like sacks of coal. In the local Co-op hall one night a boy and girl started to jitterbug, my Mother said "oh that is the bunny hop" I think she meant the Lindy Hop, and proceeded to swing Dad around much to my amazement but then she also did a brilliant Black bottom, not hers the dance I mean. At Garrison Dances with live bands they played dedicated Jives so yes I did swing my bootee on many occasions, at Bordon I had a dedicated Jive partner, the S/ Majors wife, I could not really refuse could I still being of lowly rank and file. Mind I did draw the line in the sand at times.
Todays music was piano practice and "wait for it" Music of the night plus other musicals.