Social Dance as Cultural Text - Helen Thomas

Tap Dance Class, Brightlingsea Community Centre, Brightlingsea

The tap dancing class in Brightlingsea community centre in North Essex is run by Mavis who is 70 years old. This class consists of about twelve women and no men. The age range was from middle aged to over 60s - about three dancers were over 60. Mavis, who is still an amazing tap dancer, had been running the class for twenty years. She had to give up her other favourite dances, modern and ballet due to her age.


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