The enormous popularity of public dancing is evident from this photo of a Saturday night dance at the Dunedin Town Hall, probably in early 1955. Large and enthusiastic crowds like this kept numbers of musicians in regular employment and encouraged the development of a thriving jazz scene.
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Otago Daily Times
Reference: Evening Star
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