Sydney Dance School/Chinois Cuisine/Pure Platinum – Sydney, NSW

The Pure Platinum strip joint isn’t exactly known for virgin talent, and the signage is no exception:

I really hope that’s not a euphemism. Anyway, the most notable previous tenant of this location was another kind of dance studio, opened by Irene Vera Young in 1937. Young had won gold in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games for dancing, and was the only non-German to do so. When establishing her Sydney studio, she claimed her goal was to make it ‘a centre of dance culture’. 75 years later, mission accomplished.

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