The Princess of Wales meets the King of Disco - On November 9, 1985, the Reagans hosted a gala dinner for Prince Charles and Princess Diana at the White House.
Among the guests was John Travolta. At First Lady Nancy Reagan’s request, he took to the dance floor for an impromptu twirl with Princess Diana.
Unfortunately, no video footage was taken of the famous dance. However, here’s a sequence of the moves that made headlines across the world.
-from the Reagan Library
Celebrating Betty Ford, April 8, 1918 - July 8, 2011.
At an early age, Betty Bloomer developed a passion for dance. Upon graduation from Central High School in 1936, she attended the Bennington School of Dance, in Vermont, for two summers. While studying there she met and began her long association with choreographer Martha Graham. She continued her studies with Ms. Graham in New York City, becoming a member of her Auxiliary Performance Troupe and performing at Carnegie Hall.
This incredible image of Betty in 1942 was taken during a benefit performance in Grand Rapids, Michigan. At the time, Betty was a Calla Travis Dance School instructor. She is wearing a costume she designed consisting of a grey satin skirt and leotard with magenta sash and gloves.
From the Ford Presidential Library and Museum.