This article first appeared in the Examiner (www.examiner.com) How the mambo became the cha-cha-cha and the mambo dance craze of the 50s On December 12,
Submitted to DanceArchives by the German Professional Dancesport Association DPV The professional competitive dancers have been organized in Germany since 1948. At that time they
Vernon and Irene Castle were the first big international exponents of “modern dancing.” They were instrumental in launching the ballroom dance “craze” of the 1920s, taught private lessons and appeared at fashionable parties.
This 1934 film clip from London shows Timmy (Timothy) Palmer wearing no. 34 during a dance competition and also giving two studio demonstrations (wearing moustache)
Victor Silvester was instrumental in the development of British social ballroom dancing on many levels. He was one of the first recorded World champions, developing
Philip Richardson, popularly known as P.J., was responsible for giving British ballroom dancing its administrative foundation, without which it would not have gained and sustained
The goddess of dance – beautiful, elegant, regal, warm and generous,and a lady with immense energy; this is how her contemporaries described Elsa Wells. She “gave birth” to one of England’s largest championships which has been running since 1953, The International at London’s Royal Albert Hall.