The last dance
Fifty years ago, most British towns had their own dance hall, where couples could foxtrot, dine or watch cabaret. Now, in a bid to survive, one of these long-cherished institutions is reduced to offering cage-fighting, lap-dancing and free booze. Report by Tim Rayment for The Times.
Does human nature change? Is there ever a new story? Meet Gary, whose neck says Made in England, surveying the women in a space where once he would have worn a dinner jacket. How different is he from the dancers of the 1920s? click for more