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WE go back 21 years for this week s Days of the Old School Yard when young dancers trouped off with a clutch of trophies. It was back in 1988 when months of hard work paid off handsomely for pupils from the Jean-netts Dancing School in Bryant Street, Stra

WE go back 21 years for this week's Days of the Old School Yard when young dancers trouped off with a clutch of trophies.

It was back in 1988 when months of hard work paid off handsomely for pupils from the Jean-netts Dancing School in Bryant Street, Stratford.

They waltzed off with most of the major prizes at the Dance World London championships.

"We always seem to come out tops," said the proud boss of the school Jean Brooks.


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Pictured in our shot from way back then, with their ages back then are, left to right:

Janet Butler, 11, intermediate class - first in modern dance, second in ballet and third in character dance; Natalie Bookes, eight, junior class - first in character dance, first song and dance; Julie-Ann McCarthy, 15, senior open - top overall in acrobatics.

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Pictured in the front is Victoria Busfield, six, baby class - top marks for tap; song and dance, acrobatics, modern dance, ballet, cabaret, and classical ballet.

Then continuing from left: Andrea East, seven, juniors - third, acrobatics; Karen Ling, 13, seniors - third in national dance; Peter Filtness, seven, juniors - second in character dance.

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