Pauline Pentony BA Hons, ARPS AFIAP CPAGB
I have been associated with dance in and around Darlington since the age of twelve, when I became a member of the Eastbourne Generation Dance School. Aged nineteen I had progressed into the realms of teaching and choreography and took over the everyday running of the school, teaching a diverse range of dance to all age groups.
My love of dance culminated in a very successful and motivated set of dancers who ultimately won many top competitions and awards right across the North of England, both team and individual.
I was responsible for the formation of the very successful semi professional dance team 'Dance Fashion" from some of the older members of the school, who through their performances were able to fund the dance school and ensure it's survival.
Dancing Fashion performed at all the Sol Hotels in a tour of Majorca, Spain and also performed at the Royal Albert Hall and Westminster Hall in London along with many television appearances.
Throughout their association they danced for numerous charities including The Variety Club of Great Britain, Dr Barnado's. The Durham County Association of Youth Clubs where they won the award for the club who had contributed the most to the community on no less than fifteen consecutive years, raising thousands of pounds for good causes.
Unfortunately, I was forced into retirement after some twenty years due to a long term injury but had ensured the school's continued success.