Victor Silvester is the man who put the 'slow, slow, quick, quick, slow' into ballroom dancing. He won the World's Professional Dancing Championship in 1922 and went on to build an unrivalled reputation as a demonstrator and teacher of dance. The recordings that he made, with his famous orchestra, have sold in excess of 75 million. Awarded the OBE for services to Ballroom Dancing, Victor Silvester was also President of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance. He died in 1978.