All ages invited to a funky tea dance party in Fulham
Get your groove on at a ‘tea dance with a difference’ at Sands End Arts & Community Centre in Fulham.
Taking place on Tuesday 13 December at the award-winning centre in Peterborough Road, this is your chance show off your moves.
Hosted by West London charity DanceWest, the Tea Dance with a Difference is free to adults in the borough aged over 60 – with tickets priced at £10 for other guests.
Guinness World Record-holder and performer Symoné will join to show off her jaw-dropping roller-skating, hula-hoop routine. The professional cabaret artist will combine circus-style hooping with dance before leading a voguing workshop showcasing the unique dance style that originated in New York in the eighties.
Music will also feature at the afternoon event – which runs from 1.30-4pm – and will include an award-winning steel pan band, as well as Hammersmith resident DJ Isaac Okoh on the decks.
“The tea dance will be a really lively, fun and intergenerational event,” explained Rosie Whitney-Fish, chief executive and founder of DanceWest. “One of the reasons the Tea Dance with a Difference is so important to us is that it brings different people from across the community together.
“A tea dance shouldn’t be limited to doilies, Vera Lynn, waltzes and afternoon tea. What would happen if we re-imagined the concept of a tea dance, reinvigorated it and used it as an opportunity to promote inclusivity?”
The winter Tea Dance with a Difference is part of charity DanceWest’s programme of free and low-cost dance, health and wellbeing activities that run throughout the year.
“Most importantly we hope spread some joy and kick off the festive season,” Rosie added.
To book tickets for the tea dance visit the DanceWest website – or for group bookings email: Julia@dancewest.co.uk.
Launched in 2014, DanceWest offers a wide range of sessions including for those living with dementia, low mobility and other health conditions, alongside workshops for schools and regular adult classes in salsa, hip-hop, pilates and yoga.
Meanwhile, a free Christmas holiday club for eligible children aged four to 11 is due to run from 19-23 December between 10am and 4pm, with dance activities and a hot lunch included.
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