Hazel Ann Dance Academy

Do you remember?

Does anybody remember belonging to Hazel Ann’s Dance Academy in the 1970s.  The classes were held in Wickford Community Centre and also in a hall somewhere else in Wickford.  She had a mum called Sylvia and their surname was Whetstone.  I think Hazel married a chap called Bill Lawrence.

Whilst at Hazel Ann’s she formed a group called the Second Generation where we did set dances to James Last at dinner and dances and other places around Billericay, Basildon and Rayleigh.

My name at the time was Archer and I also used to go to Mala School of Dance and a very short time late 1960s to June and Johnny’s.

I no longer live in Wickford and have not done so for many years but I have as of 3 years ago picked up ballet and tap again near where I live and really wished I had never stopped dancing in those intervening years.

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  • Hazel Ann now runs the talent theatre school in another part of Wickford with her daughter.

    By Carol Addison (nee Archer) (05/05/2022)
  • I think she still holds dance classes in Wickford, but under a different name. 

    By carol addison (16/05/2016)
  • I met Hazel first day at secondary school and became best friends. I haven’t seen her for quite a few years, but used to catch up on phone and letters. Unfortunately have lost contact with her and would love to see her again.

    By Rachel ives (23/09/2015)

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