Loading Events

« All Events

Tea dances: Akademi partners with Waltham Forest Council

December 2, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - January 1, 2019 @ 4:00 pm


Tea Dances in Chingford and Leyton

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, the UK’s leading South Asian dance charity, these popular monthly events in Chingford and Leyton attract a friendly crowd who enjoy a cup of tea and a twirl around the dance floor.

“I like the Bollywood dance, and it is very friendly” – Dance Well participant

In Chingford, Akademi will have professional dancers on hand 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 Quadrille, Bollywood, Salsa, Lindy Hop and much more! The tea dance at Leyton will be moving venue ensuring easy accessibility for people of all mobilities.

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


Venues and dates

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

Leyton  Score Centre, 100 Oliver Rd, London E10 5JY.


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
26/07/2017 01/08/2017
30/08/2017 05/09/2017
27/09/2017 03/10/2017
25/10/2017 07/11/2017
29/11/2017 05/12/2017

Visit akademi.co.uk/teadances to find out more or book your advance ticket.

Price: £5, free for carers. Tickets are available in advance or on the door (cash only).

To book Chingford dances, click here 

To book Leyton dances, click here


Claire Farmer, Dance Well Project Officer on 0207 691 3210 or claire@akademi.co.uk

Giulia Ghinelli, Dance Well Project Assistant on 0207 691 3210 or giulia@akademi.co.uk


About Akademi and Dance Well:

With nearly 40 years of experience, Akademi specialises in live outdoor performances, professional development of South Asian dancers, and participatory work in schools and community settings across London. 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, even performing short routines for friends and family.  The aims of it are to create a social activity for older adults and engage them with more activities locally.





December 2, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
January 1, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:
, , , , , , , , ,


020 7691 3210