ensemble; dance dress ensemble

Audrey Jackson, ne Cragg, wore this formation dance dress when she was a member of the highly successful South London Modern Ballroom team in the 1960s. The striking combination of a purple lace bodice and an acid yellow net skirt was chosen because the colours translated into a very clear black and white image when filmed for television. Audrey was also a member of Peggy Spencer's Formation Dance Team, which was based in Penge. Formation dancing involves eight couples dancing a choreographed routine.
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