'The Dual Dancers' ending one of their dance hall demonstrations
Glamour and enjoyment in one photograph!
(Left to right: Frank Spencer, Peggy Spencer, Walter Laird, Andé Lyons)
Photograph from collection of Mrs Andé Tyrer (Lyons)
In the dark, grim days of the war with thousands of young men and women stationed overseas or in camp sites and gun sites on the Home Front many miles from home, family and friends, music and dancing in the British dance halls provided much-needed glamour and enjoyment. At that time, during the Second World War, there were many dance halls throughout Britain where people could meet up and enjoy themselves in a friendly atmosphere. Generally speaking, many of the British ballrooms of this era had been developed upon good surroundings and decor and encouraging good appearance and manners among the dancers.
Among those who helped promote dancing during the war years and the immediate post-war years were the 'Dual Dancers': Frank Spencer, Peggy Spencer, Walter Laird, Andé Lyons, seen in the above photograph. This photograph was taken at the end of a cabaret dance demonstration in a dance hall, and it clearly demonstrates the enjoyment and glamour of the dance hall that all dancers could have on the ballroom.(For additional information click on 'Comments' below)