Barbara Billups was Sonny Allen's partner after he won the Lindy Championship at New York's Harvest Moon Ball in 1958.
Together with Sugar Sullivan, Barbara was one of the four young ladies of "Sonny Allen and The Rockets" fame. The Rockets, a song & dance revue, grew out of the dancing at New York's Savoy Ballroom. They traveled across The United States and Canada, entertaining packed audiences in hotels and nightclubs everywhere.
After being away from the dance scene for some years, Barbara returned for the 2006, 2007 & 2008 Masters of Lindy Hop and Tap. We are pleased that she is coming back in 2009.
photo: ©Rich Hansen Photography, used by permission