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Dancing Girls: 1: Laura


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A series of four films looking at the world of dance through the eyes of dancers.

From the strip clubs of Soho to the auction rooms of Sotheby's, from the dancing class in Shepherd's Bush to the film premiere, this film looks at the world of the modern professional dancer, it's a punishing life with few rewards, but no shortage of recruits.

Laura Tapping, 16, comes from Kingston, Surrey. Fresh from dancing school she is eager to start her career. The first hurdle: no job without a union card - no union card without a job.

(Part 2 tomorrow at 9.25pm)


Producer: Richard Denton
Photography: David Feig
Film Editor: Saxon Logan
Subject: Laura Tapping

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Dancing Girls: 1: Laura

BBC Two England, 4 January 1982 21.30

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