Let me take you back to the mid sixties and not quite strictly ballroom.

MrJoop

Ramsgate, Australia

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My first school was Riverstone Public, in 1964. It took a year or so before management seemed to know how to ‘take’ me.
I did my own thing and did not take the mandatory Singing broadcasts. I played the piano accordion and chose my own songs.
I had practically “lived” in Bob Potter’s Ballroom Dancing Studio, in Maroubra Junction, in the late fifties, early sixties and I decided to just entertain the kids by having them do ballroom dances, in the playground.
By about the second year (when Jean and Stella wer sitting at my little portable typewriter……..

……… I had taken a group of the girls to Paddington Town Hall, where Bob Potter, then an official with theSATD> (Society of Australian Teachers of Dencing.) had arranged, I believe against some opposition, to include in the program a special section, just for us, calling it something like School-age section.
None of the boys entered, I think. But these girls came back with lovely certificates.
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