There was by now no shortage of dance teachers in Vancouver, according to the number and variety of advertisements found in newspapers and theatre programs.
W.E. Fenn's School informed readers in 1920 that the “best reference we can give are the hundreds of people who have learned to dance successfully during the past five years” ... Miss Winifred Harold was a “Teacher of Physical Culture, Diction and Singing” ... M. Lester Dancing Academy offered “Instruction by appointment” ... At the Doline-Duncan School of Dancing and Dramatic Art at 2305 East Hastings Street, Doline-Duncan “made arrangements to place all his finished students in New York and Chicago productions, in fact with some of the biggest Ballets in the world” ... “Let us make you a perfect dancer,” promised the Vaughn Moore Studio of Dancing. “This we can do because we are well versed in the most modern steps” ... C.A. Pettigrew and Cozette Burnett were at the West End Academy ... Miss Mary Zorka Protich, Teacher of Dancing, was “Late of Cornish School, Seattle, Washington” ... and Jean Searle's Dancing Academy announced: “If you learn here you can dance anywhere.” Vancouverites still enjoyed social dancing, and dances continued to be put on at O'Brien Hall.
For a few teachers, such as the ones that follow, the traces are more substantial. (next page)
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