DISCO fever first hit the dance floors and clubs of the south in the 1970s but the craze continued well into the next decade as these photographs from the 1980s show.

Dancers of all ages were putting on their sequinned suits and glittering outfits to take to the floor and compete in competitions in and around Southampton.

But dance floors weren't the only places occupied by those wanting to boogie – fields and roads also became their shape-throwing battlegrounds

Dances such as the bump, penguin, boogaloo, robot and the hustle each had their own time in the discotheque spotlight.

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