The above obituary featured in The Dancing Times November 2010
The above appreciation was featured in the Dance International magazine
In February 2011 Miss Pat was awarded the Carl Alan Outstanding Service to Dance Award – an Oscar of
the world of dance. The last time a posthumous award was made was to Victor Sylvester
whom older folks amongst you may remember! In other words it is a very rare event.
Angela Rippon hosted what was a very special occasion with the evening finishing with a
remarkable cabaret featuring the five times World Champions of Lan and Ballroom who
had all travelled from various far flung places in the world. It really was a night to
remember and I know Miss Pat would have been very proud.
Mrs McConnell with Angela Rippon and Miss Diane, Miss Pat’s ‘right hand man’
for many years and The Carl Alan Award.