Nancy's repertoire - Nancy had entered the arts simply to express herself through movement, but as the war progressed she became more aware of the social implications of individual decisions. She became enlightened on the ideals of socialism and communism through her friend Eleanor Dixon whose father Fred had participated in the creation of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation party, and through Millie Ryerson whose husband Stanley was the head of the Canadian Communist Party at the time. Her socialist ideals then began to make their way into her choreography and would continue to for the next thirty years. Nancy's political views were also in sync with the United Jewish People's Order, which was known for having communist associations.

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