dancing

60 Years of Scottish Country Dancing

Names in book –

Miss Florence Adams, Retta Airey, Mr WJE Aitken, Alastair Aitkenhead, Elspeth Allan, Miss Allie Anderson, Margaret Anderson, Colin Barker, RG Bauld, Mr John Bauld, Anne Bawden, Bob Bauld, Nancy Baxter, Archie Baxter, Aline Baxter, Jennifer Baxter, Colin Beck, Diana Bimler, Mrs Black, Doreen Blundell, Rosemary Bourne, Manly Bowater, Jean Brackenridge, Jean Bramley, Hon. Sir Herbert Brechin, Kitty Brewster, Mrs Mattie Bristow, Diane Brogden, May Brooker, Noel Brooker, Margaret Brougham,

Ball 1953

Plunket Ball at Majestic Hall, Wellington, 1953

I had been invited, as were many others, to attend a dance group. I was hesitant as not good at dancing but was really pushed into it. I was to learn how to do “The Quadrill”, some kind of dance done in the old days. We took weeks of practice, one night each week for about two hours.

Then the big night in front of what seemed to me as all of Wellington’s elite.

Cabaret 1958

Cabaret 1958

Keith and Angela Whiting, Fred and Lorna Ward, Margaret and Ken Evans

Angela and Fred are siblings
Lorna and Ken are siblings

Highland Dancing

Highland Fling at Waipukurau, about 1938

Jean Ballantyne Dance Studio 1930

Dancers from Jean Ballantyne Dance Studio, 1930

Jean Ballantyne Dance Studio 1930

Dancers from Jean Ballantyne Dance Studio, 1930

Woolworths Staff Dance

Woolworths staff dance, possibly in Oddfellows Hall