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Background imageDancing Collection: Isadora Duncan, early 20th century. Artist: Auguste Rodin

Isadora Duncan, early 20th century. Artist: Auguste Rodin
Isadora Duncan, early 20th century

Background imageDancing Collection: Four ballerinas on a music sheet

Four ballerinas on a music sheet
Four ballerinas depicted on a music sheet, performing The Celebrated Pas de Quatre, composed by Jules Perrot, as danced at Her Majestys Theatre, London, on 12 July 1845

Background imageDancing Collection: Highland Fling by Florence Hardy

Highland Fling by Florence Hardy
Two children, dressed in traditional costume, dance an energetic Highland fling

Background imageDancing Collection: Masai performing warrior dance, Masai Mara, Kenya, East Africa, Africa

Masai performing warrior dance, Masai Mara, Kenya, East Africa, Africa

Background imageDancing Collection: A Cats Christmas Dance by Louis Wain

A Cats Christmas Dance by Louis Wain
A large group of cats enjoying a Christmas dance. Wain was able to turn his hand to drawing a wide variety of animals prior to the fame he achieved with his feline creations

Background imageDancing Collection: Ballroom dancing 1940s dance / dancing / party season / celebration / happy vintage

Ballroom dancing 1940s dance / dancing / party season / celebration / happy vintage news archive

Background imageDancing Collection: Scenes from the fancy dress Chelsea Arts Ball held at the Al

Scenes from the fancy dress Chelsea Arts Ball held at the Albert Hall, London, 1923 Date: 1923

Background imageDancing Collection: Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire in Mark Sandrichs The Gay Divorcee (1934)

Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire in Mark Sandrichs The Gay Divorcee (1934)
Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire in The Gay Divorcee (1934)

Background imageDancing Collection: Anna Pavlova dancing Swan Lake

Anna Pavlova dancing Swan Lake
Anna Pavlova (1881-1931) Russian ballet dancer photographed here in Swan Lake in 1920

Background imageDancing Collection: Moon Madness

Moon Madness
Dreamy scene of ladies dancing in the moonlight

Background imageDancing Collection: Me and My Girl - Instructions how to dance the Lambeth Walk

Me and My Girl - Instructions how to dance the Lambeth Walk
Type-written instructions on how to dance The Lambeth Walk, a cheery Cockney musical number, as featured in Arthur Rose and Douglas Furbers musical Me and My Girl. Date: 1937

Background imageDancing Collection: The Workers May-Pole, design for a socialist poster

The Workers May-Pole, design for a socialist poster
The Workers May-Pole, a design for a socialist poster, with a central allegorical figure, and banners and ribbons labelled with abstract ideas such as Leisure, Solidarity and Humanity. Date: 1894

Background imageDancing Collection: Arab Girl Dancing

Arab Girl Dancing
A Middle Eastern Belly Dancer dancing with a veil to musical accompaniment

Background imageDancing Collection: Prima Ballerina Russian Ballet Dancer Anna Pavlova

Prima Ballerina Russian Ballet Dancer Anna Pavlova
1924: Russian Ballet dancer Anna Pavlova (1882 - 1931), regarded as the prima ballerina of her era. (Photo by James Abbe/General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageDancing Collection: Moorish Belly Dancer - Algeria

Moorish Belly Dancer - Algeria
Arabian Belly Dancer - Algeria

Background imageDancing Collection: Le Mans Poster

Le Mans Poster
A poster for the 1924 24-hour maotor race at Le Mans, France, billed as the Gran Prix D Endurance. Held on the 14 and 15th June

Background imageDancing Collection: Fairy Revels

Fairy Revels
Enchanting illustration showing fairies dancing in a ring underneath a toadstool while pixies, elves and sprites watch and hold lamps. c.1925

Background imageDancing Collection: Dance-Time at the Dorchester Hotel

Dance-Time at the Dorchester Hotel
This painting by Matania shows people dancing in the ballroom of the Dorchester Hotel in Park Lane

Background imageDancing Collection: Wigan Casino dancers 1975 Northern soul dancing

Wigan Casino dancers 1975 Northern soul dancing

Background imageDancing Collection: DEGAS: DANCERS, c1877. Two dancers on stage. Oil on canvas by Edgar Degas, c1877

DEGAS: DANCERS, c1877. Two dancers on stage. Oil on canvas by Edgar Degas, c1877

Background imageDancing Collection: Advert for the Palais de Danse, Hammersmith, London, 1921

Advert for the Palais de Danse, Hammersmith, London, 1921 also featuring the other Palais de Danse venues in Paris, Birmingham and Liverpool Date: 1921

Background imageDancing Collection: Statue by Tom Murphy of singer songwriter Billy Fury, near Albert Dock

Statue by Tom Murphy of singer songwriter Billy Fury, near Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageDancing Collection: Chanctonbury ring of Morris dancers outside the Lewes Arms pub, Lewes, Sussex

Chanctonbury ring of Morris dancers outside the Lewes Arms pub, Lewes, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageDancing Collection: Mustafa Kemal Ataturk dancing with his adopted daughter

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk dancing with his adopted daughter
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881-1938) dancing with his adopted daughter Nebile Hamin on her wedding day to Rachid Bey, the Secretary of the Turkish Embassy at Vienna. Date: 1929

Background imageDancing Collection: Cover of Dance magazine, January 1929

Cover of Dance magazine, January 1929
Art deco cover of Dance magazine, January 1929, featuring Anna Pavlova Date: 1929

Background imageDancing Collection: Allotments Success

Allotments Success
A couple and their son rejoice as the first seed sprouts in their allotment

Background imageDancing Collection: Dancers in Lloyd Bacons Footlight Parade (1933)

Dancers in Lloyd Bacons Footlight Parade (1933)
Dancers in Footlight Parade (1933)

Background imageDancing Collection: Red-crowned Crane - pair displaying, necks intertwined. In snow Hokkaido, Japan

Red-crowned Crane - pair displaying, necks intertwined. In snow Hokkaido, Japan
WAT-8308 Red-crowned Crane - pair displaying, necks intertwined. In snow Hokkaido, Japan Grus japonensis M. Watson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageDancing Collection: Dee Dee Wilde, Dancer with Pans People Dance Troupe

Dee Dee Wilde, Dancer with Pans People Dance Troupe, which performs on BBC Television Programme, Top of the Pops, pictured dancing The Do, Mirror Studios, London, Friday 20th June 1975

Background imageDancing Collection: Wigan Casino dancers 1975 Northern Soul DJ Russ Winstanley holds up a 45 single

Wigan Casino dancers 1975 Northern Soul DJ Russ Winstanley holds up a 45 single record, standing next to his turntables

Background imageDancing Collection: Fairies dance in a circle - Fairy Ring

Fairies dance in a circle - Fairy Ring
He whistled to the merry elves, Were leaping in a ring

Background imageDancing Collection: Rock and roll dancing couple

Rock and roll dancing couple

Background imageDancing Collection: Jane Russell in The French Line

Jane Russell in The French Line (1954) - an RKO Radio Picture. Directed by Howard Hughes Date: 1954

Background imageDancing Collection: The Dolly Sisters, New York

The Dolly Sisters, New York
The Dolly Sisters in the Greenwich Village Follies, New York, 1924. Photograph by Alfred Cheney Johnston 1924

Background imageDancing Collection: Rock n Roll Dancing

Rock n Roll Dancing
Two young things in full 1950s attire, partake in a bit of Rock n Roll dancing

Background imageDancing Collection: Ballroom Dancing Italy

Ballroom Dancing Italy
Four couples take advantage of the dance-floor in a smart restaurant

Background imageDancing Collection: Mexico, Oaxaca, Mexican Folk Dance

Mexico, Oaxaca, Mexican Folk Dance (Large format sizes available)

Background imageDancing Collection: Dancing in a dingy cellar in Soho, London Cy Lauries jazz band beats it out

Dancing in a dingy cellar in Soho, London Cy Lauries jazz band beats it out and the fashions of the jiving girls are as traditional as the jazz

Background imageDancing Collection: Dickensian Party

Dickensian Party
Mrs Fezziwigs Ball - shown to Scrooge by the Ghost of Christmas Past

Background imageDancing Collection: Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in HC Potters The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in HC Potters The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

Background imageDancing Collection: Irish Dancers

Irish Dancers
A crowd watching girls performing traditional Irish dancing at Killybegs, County Donegal, Ireland

Background imageDancing Collection: Dancing at the Hacienda nightclub. 1st October 1990

Dancing at the Hacienda nightclub. 1st October 1990

Background imageDancing Collection: The Famous Astaires by Nerman

The Famous Astaires by Nerman
Caricature of brother and sister dance act, Fred and Adele Astaire by Nerman during the time of their successful run in Stop Flirting at various London theatres during the mid 1920s

Background imageDancing Collection: Flamenco dancing by sea in full sunlight, Ibiza, Spain, Europe

Flamenco dancing by sea in full sunlight, Ibiza, Spain, Europe

Background imageDancing Collection: Ginger Rogers / Astaire

Ginger Rogers / Astaire
GINGER ROGERS American film actress and dancer, dancing with Fred Astaire

Background imageDancing Collection: The Tiller Girls rehearsing July 1925 Date: 1925

The Tiller Girls rehearsing July 1925 Date: 1925

Background imageDancing Collection: Stunt JCB diggers perfoming formation dance routine at New Forest show 2006

Stunt JCB diggers perfoming formation dance routine at New Forest show 2006
Stunt JCB diggers perfoming formation " dance" routine at New Forest show 2006

Background imageDancing Collection: Young Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) standing and trying to balance in shallow water

Young Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) standing and trying to balance in shallow water along the Bernard Spit, 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, North Slope of the Brooks Range, Alaska



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"Dancing: A Timeless Expression of Joy and Artistry" From the whimsical illustrations of Louis Wain's "A Cats Christmas Dance" to the enchanting performances of Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire in Mark Sandrich's "The Gay Divorcee, " dancing has always captivated our hearts. Just like Anna Pavlova gracefully gliding across the stage in "Swan Lake, " or an Arab girl effortlessly moving to traditional rhythms, dance transcends cultural boundaries. Whether it's the mystical allure of a Moorish Belly Dancer from Algeria or the energetic frenzy of "Moon Madness, " dance allows us to express ourselves freely. Even in times of social change, such as depicted in "The Workers May-Pole" socialist poster, dance becomes a symbol of unity and celebration. Instructing us on how to groove with style, "Me and My Girl - Instructions on how to dance the Lambeth Walk" brings laughter and joy into our lives. And let's not forget about La Vie Parisienne 1923; its illustrations by C. Herouard beautifully capture both sensuality and elegance within the world cats. As we admire Prima Ballerina Anna Pavlova twirling with grace through Russian ballet or flip through Dance magazine's captivating cover from January 1929, we realize that dance is more than just movement—it is a form of storytelling that connects souls across time. Even today, statues like Tom Murphy's tribute to singer-songwriter Billy Fury near Albert Dock remind us that dancing continues to inspire generations. So let your feet tap along with melodies yet unheard as you embrace this timeless expression—dance.