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Jive Turkey

Jon Savage, Observer, The, 13 October 1988

IT'S 8.45 ON A typically crisp Friday evening in Sheffield. The queue is already beginning to lengthen, even though the doors to the City Hall ballroom don't open until 9.30. Once a month, this smart ballroom relaxes its restricted policy of big band swing and ballroom dancing to invite an enthusiastic cross-section of local youth into the neo-classical 1930s splendour of the city's municipal showpiece.

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