Dance class stages Queen of Hearts

Young stars: Children at Mrs Swift dancing class at the Northwood School of Dancing in the 50s.
Young stars: Children at Mrs Swift dancing class at the Northwood School of Dancing in the 50s.

Dozens of stage-struck youngsters attended Mrs Swift dancing class at the Northwood School of Dancing in the 50s.

Children took part in concerts and pantomimes such as this performance in 1954 of the Queen of Hearts in Darley Dale Methodist Schoolroom with a cast of nearly 40.

Some of those on stage included June Gannicott, Pat Hulley, Pat Mellor, Hilary Birds and Annette Bosley.