Star Item
  • Description

    Empress Room, Kensington, London.

    Dancing experts showing the public how to dance marking some of the usual mistakes - sort of cinema dancing class. Professional dancers Phyllis Tailor and Charles Grimshaw dance in a salon with several more people sitting, watching them. A man comes and corrects the position of Phyllis' hand - "they pretend they are just ordinary folk making just ordinary mistakes like this wrong position of the arm" - voiceover says. Other dancers stand up and start dancing with voiceover pointing at mistakes. Interestingly - one of mistakes was a too tight frock - no freedom of movement. Several shots of couples trying 'swing step' shown by a couple who recently returned from America.

    Note: may be Phyllis Taylor rather than Tailor - JH.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/06/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    42346
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1256.28
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:04:00 / 01:46:10:00
    Canister:
    NSP 115
    Sort Number:
    NSP 115
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Fashion & Music
    WorkSpaces
    blogged dance shoes Fncy Ftwork 1920s - 60s Dance
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment