The traditional tea dance is set to make a comeback in Teignbridge thanks to a new programme of dance sessions in Buckland, Newton Abbot.
The Buckland Tea Dance launches at the Mary Rose Centre on Sunday, September 19, with everyone welcome to come along for music and dancing led by professional tutor Dennis Samuel. The event lasts from 2pm-4pm, and will be repeated on the third Sunday of the month in October and November.
The Buckland Tea Dance is costs just £2 per person per session, is open to all, and no partner or previous experience is necessary. Participants can look forward to ballroom and social dancing, latin dance and some sequence dancing, along with an opportunity for a cup of tea and a cake afterwards.
The scheme is co-ordinated by Dance This Way, a partnership between Dance in Devon and Teignbridge District Council, which brings dancing to the doorstep with a variety of local classes throughout Teignbridge. Recognising dance as a great way to get fit and meet new friends, the scheme was launched in 2007 and has helped over 300 people enjoy a more active lifestyle.
(from a press release)