Are you looking for leisure time with health benefits? Would you like to meet new people? Look no further – attend a local tea dance!


Supported by Waltham Forest Culture and now led by Akademi, these popular monthly tea dances in Chingford and Leyton attract a friendly crowd who enjoy a cup of tea and a twirl around the dance floor.

The music is magical, it just lifts you up! – Dance Well participant

In Chingford, Akademi will focus on ballroom dance, and have professional dancers on hand every 3 months (April, July, October) to show you the steps – with DJ Mr Wonderful providing the music.

In Leyton, the sessions will celebrate many different dance styles. Put your dancing shoes on and hit the dance floor to Charleston, Bollywood, Quadrille and much more! 

Never been to a tea dances before? Not sure what to expect? We will have our experienced dance artists present to welcome you and show you some moves.


Chingford Assembly Hall, Station Road, E4 7EN.
Every last Wednesday of the month: 25 January, 22 February, 29 March etc.
In April the tea dance will take place on the 19th instead of the 26th.

The Score Centre, 100 Oliver Rd, London E10 5JY on the first Tuesday of every month.


Chingford (last wed) Leyton (first tues)
25/01/2017  07/02/2017
22/02/2017 07/03/2017
29/03/2017 04/04/2017
19/04/2017 02/05/2017
31/05/2017 06/06/2017
28/06/2017 04/07/2017


Book your advance tickets by clicking here -  Chingford

Price: Chingford: £6, free for carers.  Tickets are also available on the door (cash only).

             Leyton: £5, free for carers.  Tickets are also available on the door (cash only).

About Dance Well:

Since January 2016 Akademi has been delivering Dance Well, a Big-Lottery funded community participation project working with older adults across London. Led by professional South Asian dance artists, participants have tried their hand at Bollywood, Kathak, Bharatanatyam and creative movement. They’ve even been able to prepare and perform short routines for friends and family. The project aims to create meaningful social activity for older adults and foster local community engagement.



Claire Farmer
Project Officer

Giulia Ghinelli
Project Assistant