Thursday, 28 October 2021

Dancing school proprietor and national dance examiner

JUNE RYCROFT, who was a director of the Dorothy Greenhill School of Dancing in Henley during

JUNE RYCROFT, who was a director of the Dorothy Greenhill School of Dancing in Henley during the Sixties and Seventies, died on September 7.

Miss Rycroft, who was single and in her eighties, was still very active as a dance examiner.

She was a member of the grand council of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.

She chaired the Imperial Classical Ballet Faculty Committee and had been examining in the faculty for more than 30 years. She was also a fellow and examiner for the National Dance Faculty and a fellow of the Modern Theatre Faculty.

From 1972 to 1977, Miss Rycroft taught at the London College of Dance and Drama, covering classical Ballet and taking full responsibility for national dance.



She was a visiting ballet mistress to the Kiel Ballet Company in western Germany and was a senior international co-ordinator for the society, also serving on the theatre faculties board.

In 1994 she was the recipient of the Imperial Award.

Miss Rycroft was a member of Phyllis Court Club in Henley until she moved quite recently to be near her relatives.

Her funeral service took place at St Michael and All Angels Church in Beckenham on Wednesday.



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