'Our girls weren’t slow in getting to know the Americans, often at the Doughnut Dug-out or in the dance halls. Moresk Drill Hall was popular and Tremorvah, where we would pile in for the Swing Band sessions. St John’s Ambulance Hall was also used for dances. We got to know new music - swing, jazz and jiving to One O’clock Jump, In the Mood and Skyliner. To see our girls being lifted and thrown around in a jive session was something else, with the Yanks adopting awkward stances, spinning the girl, swinging her on his hips. Sedate ballroom dancing was out of it'.
There are photos too from this time: this was a party at Christmas 1941.