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The Birth of the Palais: Dancing and Dance Halls, 1918–39

James Nott

in Going to the Palais: A Social And Cultural History of Dancing and Dance Halls in Britain, 1918–1960

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199605194
eISBN:
9780191754258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605194.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

Chapter 1 looks at the birth of the palais in the period 1918–39. It asks, why was there a dance craze following the First World War? This period is particularly notable because of the emergence of ... More


Going to the Palais: A Social And Cultural History of Dancing and Dance Halls in Britain, 1918–1960

James Nott

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199605194
eISBN:
9780191754258
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605194.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

From the mid-1920s, the dance hall occupied a pivotal place in the culture of working- and lower-middle-class communities in Britain—a place rivalled only by the cinema and eventually to eclipse even ... More


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