News: Victor Silvester

Wednesday 11 May 2005

- pioneered ballroom dance on TV, his son Christopher writes: ‘His Television Dancing Club, which started in 1948, made a profound impression on early television viewers. The programme contained a short dancing lesson and competitions which were judged by popular vote (a forerunner of Strictly Come Dancing), as well as demonstrations by couples and by teams of formation dancers.’ Times, 8 May

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