On December 3rd, at the last Tea and Dance Lessons session of 2019, the professional dance teacher who coaches guests in the ballroom demonstrated some of his lesser known skills.
Chris from Majestic Dance is as accomplished in the kitchen as he is on the ballroom floor, and produced some wonderful filo-pastry wraps with home-made mince and lashings of cream. One guest said – ‘Well I’m allowed to have one of those because I’ve just burned some calories dancing!’
There were also one or two Christmassy songs as the dancers were taken through the steps of the Waltz, Social Foxtrot and the Cha-Cha.
In the interval there was tea, coffee, cakes, Helen Bufton’s sumptuous brownies, Chris’s seasonal wraps, and plenty of time to chat.
The Tea and Dance Lessons have become more and more popular, and they’ll continue in 2020, moving from the first Tuesday of the month to the Fourth Tuesdays. You don’t need any experience of ballroom dancing for these monthly get-togethers at the Jury Street Court House. And you don’t have to come with a partner. Link up with someone else, and Chris will guide you through the steps.
It’s gentle-paced ballroom dancing – not quite ‘Strictly’ – but very good for your balance, posture and flexibility. If you know of someone in Warwick who would enjoy the Tea and Dance Lessons, suggest they come along on January 28th at 2pm. It costs just £2.50 to include the refreshments, and there’s no need to book.
These social events are organised by the Unlocking Warwick volunteers on behalf of Warwick Town Council, with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the King Henry VIII Endowed Trust.