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Sinclair School of Dancing fonds

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Collection
Sinclair School of Dancing fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
6 B&W photographs; 1 hand-coloured photograph and 4 dance recital programs; 2 copies of 1930, 1934, 1937
Fonds No.
O0053
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs of Sinclair family members dancing, a scrapbook compiled by Carmen O'Brien, a young student of Rose Sinclair Flesher and Dance Recital Programs for the Little Theatre dated 1930, 1934, 1937. A 1935 Dance Recital Program can be found in the scrapbook along with other in…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Sinclair School of Dancing fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
6 B&W photographs; 1 hand-coloured photograph and 4 dance recital programs; 2 copies of 1930, 1934, 1937
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs of Sinclair family members dancing, a scrapbook compiled by Carmen O'Brien, a young student of Rose Sinclair Flesher and Dance Recital Programs for the Little Theatre dated 1930, 1934, 1937. A 1935 Dance Recital Program can be found in the scrapbook along with other interesting items such as a Charity Ball and Cabaret Program held at the May Court Club 1936. It also contains advertising, dance school brochure, tickets, social news (especially about engagement and wedding of Rose Sinclair to Ben Flesher) and one b&w small photo of the Sinclair home in the Glebe. A B&W photograph of a young dancer, possibly Mary Sinclair (see - 2-315).
Date
c. 1920, 1937
Fonds No.
O0053
Physical Condition
Large photograph of Sinclairs dancing together taken out of wooden frame December 2010. Kyla Ubbink Conservation Services restored one photograph of Rose Flesher in May 2011
History Biographical
Frank Harry Sinclair (1885- December 24 1945) and his wife Annie May Sinclair (1890-1956) and family moved from Montreal to operate a dancing school at Racquet Court, Metcalfe Street. The studio was large with crystal fixtures and weddings were held in this facility. The Sinclairs lived over the studio and then moved to a home in the Glebe. They had three daughters, Marjorie, Cecilia and Rose. The Sinclairs were very prominent in Ottawa’s entertainment circles. They taught children’s classes, ballroom dancing, tap and ballet. Recitals were held every year and the Sinclairs also trained people for amateur shows such as Hadassah theatricals. They held classes at the Y.M.C.A. They also taught ballroom dancing at Elmwood and Ashbury Schools and the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire’s children at Rideau Hall. The Sinclair School of Dance was often in the news. The business ran until the late 1930's. Their daughters Cecilia and Rose Sinclair also gave instruction through the school. Rose Sinclair trained skater Barbara Ann Scott in her dance and ballet moves in the basement of the Minto skating arena.
Notes
1. 3 Photographs donated by Rose Flesher, fall, 1999. 2. One copy of 1930 Dance recital program donated by Sharon Eddelson, 2007. 3. Scrap book and 4 photographs donated by Stan Flesher 2010 4. Minto information from Stan Flesher, son of Rose Sinclair Flesher.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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A dance production at the Ottawa Little Theatre.

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Collection
Sinclair School of Dancing fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Sepia; Glossy
Fonds No.
O0053; OJA 14-006
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Sinclair School of Dancing fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Sepia; Glossy
Date
1936-1937
Fonds No.
O0053
Item No.
OJA 14-006
Creator
Hugo Levendel
Physical Condition
Photo damaged in top left corner
Notes
1. Also numbered 1-274. 2. Majorie Sinclair (Achbar) (second from the right) was the instructor.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Images
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A photograph of a young dancer, possibly Mary Sinclair.

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Collection
Sinclair School of Dancing fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
B&W; 8x10; Satin
Fonds No.
O0053; OJA 2-315
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Sinclair School of Dancing fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
B&W; 8x10; Satin
Date
c1935 (?)
Fonds No.
O0053
Item No.
OJA 2-315
Creator
Warner Ottawa (?)
Conservation
1. Photograph underwent conservation work in 2011by Peter Turton. He included a full condition and treatment report.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Dance recital of the Sinclair School of Dance. Cecila Sinclair Rosman is centre.

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Collection
Sinclair School of Dancing fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w : 1. On cardboard.
Fonds No.
O0053; OJA 4-508-01
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Sinclair School of Dancing fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w : 1. On cardboard.
Date
circa 1920's
Fonds No.
O0053
Item No.
OJA 4-508-01
Storage Location
vault
Creator
signed on the back.
Physical Condition
1. Photograph was removed from a frame and has glue residue around the perimeter.
Acquisition Source
Rose Flesher
Notes
1. Cecila Rosamund Sinclair, sister of Rose Sinclair Flesher. 2. The dance recital was held at the Russel theatre, Elgin St., Ottawa.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Dance recital of the Sinclair School of Dance. Rose Sinclair Flesher is second from the left.

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Collection
Sinclair School of Dancing fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w : 1. On cardboard.
Fonds No.
O0053; OJA 4-508-02
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Sinclair School of Dancing fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w : 1. On cardboard.
Fonds No.
O0053
Item No.
OJA 4-508-02
Storage Location
vault
Creator
signed on the back.
Physical Condition
1. Photograph was removed from a frame and has glue residue around the perimeter.
Acquisition Source
Rose Flesher
Notes
1. Rose Sinclair Flesher is six years old in the photograph.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Images
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Dance recital of the Sinclair School of Dance.

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Collection
Sinclair School of Dancing fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
B&W; On cardboard
Fonds No.
O0053; OJA 4-508-03
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Sinclair School of Dancing fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
B&W; On cardboard
Fonds No.
O0053
Item No.
OJA 4-508-03
Storage Location
vault
Physical Condition
1. Photograph was removed from a frame and has glue residue around the perimeter.
Acquisition Source
Rose Flesher
Notes
1. First row R-L: Cecilia Rosamund Sinclair, Annie May Sinclair and Frank Harry Sinclair.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Images
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Rose Sinclair (later Mrs. Ben Flesher) in her ballet costume strikes a dramatic pose.

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Collection
Sinclair School of Dancing fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Sepia; matte : 1. Mounted on cardboard.
Fonds No.
O0053; OJA 4-508-04
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Sinclair School of Dancing fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Sepia; matte : 1. Mounted on cardboard.
Date
ca. 1940
Fonds No.
O0053
Item No.
OJA 4-508-04
Storage Location
vault
Creator
Levendel
Acquisition Source
unknown
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Images
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