Mme. Ione M. Zinck and her daughter, Elizabeth Noble Zinck, who ran a school in Winnipeg prior to coming to Vancouver, announced the opening of their Studio of Dance Arts in a September 9, 1925 Sun newspaper ad. From their studio in the Colonial Theatre Building, the Zincks offered “Class and Private Instruction in every type of Dancing suitable for Stage and Social Affairs,” with a special mention made of the Charleston Strut. The January 1929 issue of Dance Magazine contains a wonderful photo of their Kandy Korus, a long line of prettily costumed pupils described as being “professionally engaged”.
When the school put on its fourth annual revue, Dance Creations of 1929, at an auditorium called the Moose Hall, a special elevated stage was built for the event. About 100 students took part in the mixed bill, with numbers ranging from Kewpies Wedding, a novelty ballet, to Collegiate Ten Step, which had a bit of adagio, acrobatic, pantomime and toe dancing. The verdict, on May 21, 1929, from the Sun: “Evidence aplenty that Vancouver need not go far afield for its dancing talent...” (next page)
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