Share your memorabilia from Worthing dancing school

Do you remember the Pearl Hood & Stanley Wood School of Dancing and the pantomimes they staged at The Pavilion from 1956 until 1979?

Waltz Fantasy
Waltz Fantasy

Keith Wood, son of Pearl and Stanley, has created a website in tribute to his parents’ dancing school and shows.

He said: “A large amount of ephemera survives and can now be viewed on the website, including original show programmes and full original scripts for 19 of the 24 pantomimes.

Sign up to our daily SussexWorld Today newsletter

“The website is also being augmented with press clippings, courtesy of the Herald, and with the patient assistance of the staff at Worthing Reference Library.

“However, some items are missing, hence this appeal.”

Keith is appealing to anyone who was involved in the shows, or attended the dancing school, for any photographs or programmes they may still have.

In particular, he is hopeful of finding the programme for the 1970 dancing display or any of the missing pantomime scripts – Cinderella (1956), Robinson Crusoe (1967), Snow White (1971), Sinbad (1972) or Queen of Hearts (1973).

If you have any of these programmes or scripts, or indeed anything to do with any aspect of school, please get in touch with Keith Wood by phone on 0151 324 1959, or visit the website – – and click on the email link at the top of the page.

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage

2) Like our Facebook page

3) Follow us on Twitter

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

Always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.