Pan's People - History
Pans People were 1st formed 20th December 1966. The Group was started by six girls who had reached individual levels of professional competence that were already impressive.
Three of them were choreographers: (Flick Colby – summerstock musicals in the USA and television in Holland; Ruth Pearson – cabaret in England and television in Holland; Andy Rutherford – Cabaret in England).
Barbara Lord has been lead dancer in various television shows for two years, and the other two (Dee Dee Wilde and Louise Clarke) had been the lead dancers in cabaret shows.
They might well have been called a supergroup – who had decided to work solely in television and films, and to be the best group of dancers in these media. This is quite a hard target, for it to be achieved the standard of choreography, the standard of dancing, the standard physical appearance, and the sheer professional quality has to be of the very highest.
Television, as a dancers medium, also demands brains and a good knowledge of television and film technique. The standards are very high and very demanding. Those who do not meet these standards do not work consistently. Pans People have been meeting these standards for some time now – they compete, and they win – they’re obviously the best.
(Taken from the Pans People Brochure Dated 17th June 1969)