Dancing At The Palais (1973)

London.

Various shots of a queue of teenagers waiting to go into Palais – De – Danse at Hammersmith, London. They then start to go in, paying at the kiosk, then straight through the glass doors. Most young men and women have long hair. Man checks their tickets at the door to ballroom. Various shots of the men and women sitting in chairs in sitting area with one young man dancing on his own. Various shots of the youngsters dancing – rock and roll mainly. More shots of the activities in the club, people milling around, some dancing some sitting, some walking around, chatting, looking on, drinking, smoking, – young crowd having fun. Good shots of the hairstyles and fashions of the time.

Various shots of totally different crowd – older people, different age group dancing and having fun at the podium. Couples dancing, people sitting chatting, milling around – all have funny hats on, possibly new year. Cut back to the youngsters dancing, jumping, waving their long haired heads, etc. Young couples dancing tightly close to each other. Cut to ballroom dancing championship with professional ballroom dancers in glamorous clothes competing watched by the judges and the crowd. Strange footage of a couple dancing holding a baby. More shots of the couples dancing – this is also ballroom dancing but for fun, not a competition. More shots of the couples competing – various ages. Judges walking around taking notes, audience watching.

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FILM ID:3079.01

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