Tea dances: Akademi partners with Waltham Forest Council
December 2, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - January 1, 2019 @ 4:00 pm£5
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 legendary 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 – Epicentre, 41 West St, London E11 4LJ, 7th February 2017.
Score Centre, 100 Oliver Rd, London E10 5JY , from the 7th March 2017 onward.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Giulia Ghinelli, Dance Well Project Assistant on 0207 691 3210 or email@example.com
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.