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Frank Freeman's Dancing School

PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:27 am
by Chris P

Re: Frank Freeman's Dancing School

PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:05 pm
by will vine
I, as one of the great unwashed who'd have been in line to watch The Captain and Bolan and all that gang had I lived in Kidderminster, now would've wished I'd gone to the dancing school for the formal lessons. It is a matter of regret that I have never learned to dance properly. Little did I know that years after the idiot dancing and the heads-down-no-nonsense boogie had had their day that I'd be needing the waltz, the jive, the mambo, the rhumba, and the cajun two step to get the most out of the music I listen to today.

I know I have no excuse. Any jiving instructors out there?

Re: Frank Freeman's Dancing School

PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:29 pm
by Jude
Frank and his wife were really lovely people and the club was a delight to play.
They organised a 'Ribbon Bow' contest when Fairport played there and I had to reluctantly judge it.
Neither Simon Nicol or I can remember Simon playing banjo, but the irrefutable photographic evidence is there...hee hee!

Re: Frank Freeman's Dancing School

PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:30 pm
by Chris P

Re: Frank Freeman's Dancing School

PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:39 pm
by NormanD
Jude wrote:They organised a 'Ribbon Bow' contest when Fairport played there and I had to reluctantly judge it.
Neither Simon Nicol or I can remember Simon playing banjo, but the irrefutable photographic evidence is there...hee hee!

Another plug for Jude. And why not?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MewS0tVTFP0

Re: Frank Freeman's Dancing School

PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:59 pm
by will vine
Chris P wrote:here y'go Will:

http://youtu.be/n5FXpc1nPr0


Thanks Chris - a little less ambitious than I was hoping for. I have a number of variations on dance moves that don't involve moving your feet.

And, I now recall the Bluesville Clubs of the sixties that were run by another attentive couple, Ron and Nanda Leslie. It was they who brought Led Zeppelin to entertain us at The Cherry Tree Ballroom in 1969. They too apparently saw to it that the bands had a square meal if they need one.

Re: Frank Freeman's Dancing School

PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:52 pm
by Chris P
NormanD wrote:Another plug for Jude. And why not?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MewS0tVTFP0


great!