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Eight year old boys and girls in a circle, learning to dance, Maroubra Public School (taken for the Teachers' Federation)20/9/1946

by Sam Hood
Learning to dance has been a ritual enjoyed and endured by many generations of Sydney children. The double painted circles on the floor of the school hall help the children maintain their lines. When this photograph was taken, these children were posing ready to start their bows and curtseys – the formal beginning of almost every school dance. This photograph was taken for the Teachers' Federation and may have been used for publicity purposes.