From waltz to samba, tango to rumba, millions of people up and down the country have been enjoying ballroom dancing of some description for centuries.

Whether it’s watching Strictly Come Dancing on television or being a regular at their local dance hall, people can’t seem to get enough.

Dorset residents are certainly no exception - as the pictures on these pages show.

A sleeve of negatives hiding away in a dusty recess of the Echo archives shows dancers strutting their stuff on the dancefloor.

The film is marked up as being ballroom dancing and a date of August 21, 1990 has been marked on them.

Other than that, there's a paucity of information on the pictures.

Do you know where the pictures were taken? Recognise anyone snapped in them?

If so, please email ian.crump@dailyecho.co.uk .