Before we start, I don’t mean the Ballroom scene in the LGBTQ+ community that originated in Harlem.
I mean ballroom dancing: the waltz, the quickstep, the cha cha, the rumba.
[photo by James Barnor. Mr. Aryeetey and partner. G.C Amateur Ballroom Championship, 1949-1950, Accra]
But now it is time for something new. And something old for me as I started doing ballroom dance in the mid 1990s. Now I am interested in place black dancers (eg. Norton and Margot, Britt Stewart, Oti Mabuse, Johannes Radebe) have played in the discipline.