The Daisy Brown Dance School, was run by Mrs Brown of Glasgow Road in the late 1940s and throughout the 1950’s. Mrs Brown was part of an enterprising couple who also owned the Dookit Cinema next door to the east side of their dance school. Daisy and her husband Jack Brown, who was the manager of the Picture House Cinema (Dookit) were involved in show business for many years. They lived at 2 Alpine Street and their school of dance produced many talented dancers. The students performed an annual dance show, usually performed in the large hall of the Miners Welfare Institute at Calder Street. Their 2 children Joyce and Bobby, also later became involved with the theatre. Bobby Brown, was knowns as “Scotland’s Boy Comedian” and dressed in the style of Harry Lauder.
The Dance school, faced out on to Glasgow Road and was midway between former Alpine Street and Greenside Street. It would have been where the grass area is now in front of the modern Sports Centre.
Shared here kindly from Lillias Addison is a photo from the very early 1950’s of Daisy Brown’s Dance School. Lillias is the little girl on the front far left. Do you know more about the Brown family?
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