A Tea Dance – in the Ballroom

IMG_9445Have you ever been to a Tea Dance?  On Thursday 23rd February, there’s a chance to try your ballroom skills under the expert tuition of professional dance teacher, Terry Perkins, at the Jury Street Court House.

‘In the Ballroom’, the social get-together organised each month by Warwick Town Council and the Unlocking Warwick volunteers, will be holding a Tea Dance for the first time as an extra event. If it’s popular there are likely to be more through the year. 

Afternoon dances, called in French un thé dansant (a dancing tea), became popular in Victorian times. Their popularity continues, as a way of meeting new friends, enjoying dancing to some classic popular music, and keeping supple and fit. 

Terry Perkins started his dance school nearly 30 years ago after a successful competitive dance career. He holds regular teaching sessions in Hatton and Leamington, and is General Secretary of the Guild of Professional Teachers of Dance. 

BLACK-OUT-ball-006Don’t worry if you think your ballroom skills are a bit rusty. Terry will gently guide everyone through the dances. The main thing is to join in and have fun.

The dance in the Court House Regency Ballroom on 23rd Feb will be from 2pm to 4.30pm, and will cost just £2 to cover the cost of the tea, coffee and cakes. 

For more information call the Town Hall team on 01926 411694, or drop into the Visitor Information Centre in the Court House in Jury Street in the centre of Warwick.