Strictly Come Dancing draws millions of viewers every Saturday night to the BBC and the show has breathed new life into what has been a popular pastime in Ipswich for decades.
Until the mid-1960s, most young people attended classes at local ballrooms, as it was a way for couples to meet.
One of the largest schools in Ipswich was held at the Arlington Ballroom on Museum Street.
The school has held competitions locally and won numerous nationwide awards under the watchful eye of Olga Wilmot.
The Arlington Ballroom was taken over by Olga around 1948 and it operated from there until the company moved to Bond Street in 1991 and became the Ipswich School of Dancing.
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Here we feature photographs from this newspaper’s archive of events at the Arlington Ballroom and a protest on Cornhill when the school was threatened with closure.
Did you learn to dance at the Arlington or at the Victor Silvester Ballroom of the Gaumont Theater, now Regent? We want to hear your memories, send an email here.