News: The return of the tea dance...

Friday 17 October 2014 by Lucie Sheppard

Tea Dances were a pre/post war past-time to which people flocked to to socialize. Rhik Samadder writes in the Guardian…

“Before the 1950s, young people flocked to tea dances to socialise, and dance the tango, waltz and foxtrot. Then the 60s happened and for the next four decades we preferred to dance in nightclubs alone – or, at most, around our handbags. But recently, something has changed. Perhaps it’s the Strictly effect, or a more basic longing to dance together, but all over the country tea dances are cropping up – and this time the crowds are much more diverse.” Read the full article in the Guardian, 12 October 2014

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