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My sister-in-law Maureen Fields taught dancing and worked for Marjorie Fields in the mid 50s. Sadly Maureen passed away in 1962 age 32yrs.

My younger years were spent at Joan Collins dance school at Commonside and Freedom Road Walkley. Meet my husband at Collinsons dance school, it was a Weston Road school reunion 1958.

Those were the days my friends. Celt

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There was a dancing school on Pitsmoor Road, just before the turning into Rutlland Road, I used to deliver the 'Star' there. I'd listen sometimes because on a couple of occasions the teacher was playing a recording of 'Hello Central, Give me Doctor Jazz' by Jellyroll Morton's Red Hot Peppers. The pupils would tap to it. Their time was terrible I remember. Incidentely, I liked jazz and girls.

 

Hi Texas, Would that be Days Dance School at the Toll Bar which later became The Mojo and then Kings Bingo Club.

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No carlray, the dancing school I meant was much farther down Pitsmoor Road opposite Tupholmes, which was just around the corner to the left, from the top of Minna Road. There seemed to be a class every night of the week so they did well. I think Day's was strictly ballroom and I like to think that on a still night at midnight you can still hear the strains of the Hokey Cokey from there. Just imagine if that was really what it was all about.

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Was it Connie Grant that was at Psalter lane, in the late forties, l went there at 3 years old but left at 4 cos school and late nights 5 ish did not mix.

 

Yes it was I went there my Mum used to play the piano for her.

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I was taught by a very nice lady called liz at concord, before being later taught by a woman called claire at concord, i miss those days, when they refurbished concord they stopped dance lessons, alas ,tis no more ):

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Hi, just a long shot but my mum and dad ran a dance school under Greystones picture palace in and around 1946/8. mum gave up teaching when she had me but dad went on to be a judge. anyone other than family go there?

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My sister-in-law Maureen Fields taught dancing and worked for Marjorie Fields in the mid 50s. Sadly Maureen passed away in 1962 age 32yrs.

My younger years were spent at Joan Collins dance school at Commonside and Freedom Road Walkley. Meet my husband at Collinsons dance school, it was a Weston Road school reunion 1958.

Those were the days my friends. Celt

 

When were you at Joan Collins? I was there from around 1967 to 1978.

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yep, i once was dancing with my partner when we nearly collided with another couple, as we moved back my stilleto heel caught in the other guys trouser turnup & ripped his pants.

turned out he was a police detective, i was very worried for a while.

Do u remember the guy that taught us,i think he was paul ??

 

The name Grundy rings a bell. I think he was the tall one. The other, I can't remember his name, married Pam, my neighbour.

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I remember the one underneath the old Abbeydale picture palace from the mid 60's it was a court school of dancing with Ken as the manager. In later years Ken bought the place and it became the Kay gee bee, possibly the best sprung ballroom floor in the city

 

he also rented out on the weekends for all niter's

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No carlray, the dancing school I meant was much farther down Pitsmoor Road opposite Tupholmes, which was just around the corner to the left, from the top of Minna Road. There seemed to be a class every night of the week so they did well. I think Day's was strictly ballroom and I like to think that on a still night at midnight you can still hear the strains of the Hokey Cokey from there. Just imagine if that was really what it was all about.

I went to one at pitsmoor, would be on the road that goes down from where the funeral directors is now on the corner. it was run by someone called margaret arden if my memory is right, c.1970s and my mum took me. :D

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he also rented out on the weekends for all niter's

 

 

You mean the northern soul all nighters of course but it also had times as a blues club playing rreggae and a brief stint doing mod nights. Also had quite a long spell as a rock venue. All of these were quite an eye opener for any of the regular ballroom dancing lot who might wander in.

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Does anyone remember Ladybirds that was at the bottom of Idsworth Road?

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