Dancing is still in our hearts
(Left to right): Joseph Ritson, Andé Tyrer (Lyons), Cagney
Cagney is named after the American film star James Cagney, who was no mean dancer!
Photograph from collection of J. Ritson
Together with Frank Spencer and Peggy Spencer, Walter Laird and Andé Lyons were one half of the cabaret dancing act the 'Dual Dancers'. Building upon the popular development in dancing during and immediately after the Second World War the 'Dual Dancers' were demonstrated a wide repertoire of dances. Frank, Peggy, Walter and Andé were among the best exponents of Ballroom and Latin American dances, which can explain in part their popularity at the time.
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