Member of Ballroom and Latin branches, a member of the Executive Council, and Honorary Treasurer & Company Secretary
Lyndon is a member in the Ballroom and Latin branches, a member of the Executive Council (now the Board of Directors), and Honorary Treasurer & Company Secretary of the IDTA. He also served as a delegate to the British Dance Council and as founder and Hon, secretary of its Teachers' Committee, is on the Council for Dance Education and Training, and the Central Council of Physical Recreation (now the Sports and Recreation Alliance).
He is an acknowledged expert in the Performing and Phonographic Rights involved in playing music in public. For over 50 years he has contributed articles to dance magazines such as Dance Teacher (now Dance International), Ballroom Dancing Times (now Dance Today), and Dance Expression. Wainwright has also written articles for the Daily Mirror.
The dance profession has honoured Lyndon for his services to dance. In 1996 and 1999 he received the Carl Alan Award in 1998 the Classique de Danse, in 2000 the President's Award of the Ballroom Dancers' Federation, and in 2005 the Distinguished Service Award of the IDTA.
Lyndon's career includes working as a metrologist, ballroom dancer and author. He worked at the National Physical Laboratory during World War II and is a former Chairman of the British Engineering Metrology Association. After the war, he was a leading exhibition dancer, and one of a small group of experts who introduced Latin American dance to Britain. Lyndon has written nine books on ballroom dancing. Lyndon is also a member of the British Ring of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.
Lyndon has appeared on the BBC taking part in the television documentary Last Man at the Palais, screened on Christmas Eve 2007, dealing with the history of the Hammersmith Palais which opened in 1919 as a dance hall and entertainment venue and finally closed in 2007. With a fellow professional Lynda King, Lyndon danced a waltz, which was the last dance shown on the program. Lyndon was also interviewed by Len Goodman for his BBC programme Len Goodman's Dancing Feet: the British Ballroom Story, first screened in 2012.