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Ballroom Dancing Classes

Volume 649: debated on Thursday 23 November 1961

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asked the Minister of Education how many students of ballroom dancing were among the women students attending evening institutes in the years 1949–50 and 1960–61.

Figures for enrolment in ballroom dancing classes were not asked for before 1952–53, and were discontinued after 1957–58 as part of the policy of confining detailed information about further education classes to those which led to a recognised qualification. In the period 1953–54–1957–58 enrolments in ballroom dancing classes of both men and women fell from 69,000 to 32,000.