It is with great sadness that we have to tell you of the death of the well known and highly respected Doreen Freeman-Burgess. Doreen passed away peacefully on 26th Jan in the early hours at the age of 95.
Doreen’s life revolved around dancing from an early age, becoming world champion at 22 with Victor Barratt in 1947 followed by a string of successes all over the world. In 1961 with her new partner Bob Burgess they continued winning more titles and eventually opening the ‘Grafton’, her dance studio where she trained most of the best dancers in the world over the next 30 odd years. She retired to Scotland but still coached and kept up a keen interest in the dancing world.
Our deepest sympathies go out to her daughter Wendy, husband Graham and of course all her grandchildren and great grandchildren too.
She will be sadly missed.