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Hazel Ascot Profile and Fan Site

A profile and fan site with information about British child actress and tap dancer Hazel Ascot. See also more Tap Dancer Profiles and general information about Tap Dancing in the U.K..

Official film trailer for "Stepping Toes (1938)

NAME: Hazel Ascot
ALSO KNOWN AS: "The British Shirley Temple" (as was Binkie Stuart)
MARRIED NAME: Hazel Banting
DATE OF BIRTH: May 10, 1928
PLACE OF BIRTH: Manchester England, United Kingdom
DISCOVERED BY: Film Director John Baxter (at her father's London studio)
FATHER: Duggie Ascot (created the dance troupe "The Petite Ascots")
SISTER: Marjorie Ascot (one of "The Petit Ascots")
HUSBAND: Architect Peter Banting
DAUGHTERS: Michelle and Joanna
SON: Leigh

Hazel Scott was a tap dancing British child star who made two films in the late 1930's. Her parents were entertainers who specialized in clog dancing and tap dancing and who performed and toured with a group known as "The Four Ascots" between 1904 and 1916. Her father later ran a dance studio in London where he taught Hazel and her siblings to dance.

Films Featuring Hazel Ascot
Hazel Ascot appeared in two black and white films in the late 1930's and there were plans to featuring her in a third more expensive color film to be entitled "Hazel of the Sawdust". That film was never made due to the outbreak of World War II.
- Talking Feet (1937)
- Stepping Toes (1938)

Videos Featuring Hazel Ascot
A collection of online video clips featuring British child star Hazel Ascot tap dancing.

The Petit Ascots
Hazel's father formed a tap dancing ensemble known as "The Petite Ascots" that included Hazel and her seven-years-older sister Marjorie Ascot.

Later Life
Hazel retired from performing after World War II. She married architect Peter Banting, they had three children, and she worked as a school teacher. She was interviewed about her film career in an episode of the 1980 television series "Movie Memories" and she was also interviewed about her career by the The Guardian and the British Film Institute.

Bios and Profiles of Hazel Ascot
- History Project UK "Hazel Ascot" Article
- Street Swing "Hazel Ascot aka the Petit Ascots" Article
- Pathe Film UK "Hazel Ascot" Article
- Wikipedia "Hazel Ascot" Article

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