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Ballroom dance to period dance orchestra on a large sprung wooden floor

Probably the best period music dance event in London right now, the Palais de Danse at Welsh Centre in Grays Inn. Top dance orchestra, Albert Ball's Flying Aces will play two number forty five minute sets. Cocktails are available at just £5 each and  a bottle of Prosecco is £15. Period ballroom dance records will be selected and played in the earlier part of the evening by the young resident host, DJ and singer Brandyn Shaw. There are prizes for the five best dresssed vintage couples dancing on the floor. Home made sausage rolls made by one of the barmaids are avialble from the bar for just £1 each and there's free iced drinking water. There is a large second bar upstrairs to sit quietly and chat if one so chooses. All this for £15, tickets available in advance from 'we got tickets' (link is below) or 'Palais de Danse London' have a facebook event page for more details. Tickets are also available on the door but will cost £20, instead of £15. If you've been to a dance there before, you get one free drink. And there's a free beginners dance lesson in social foxtrot (for beginners)from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm. Any questions call George on[masked]

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/226055

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  • A former member
    A former member

    George, Thanks for organizing this. It was such fun and I had a great time.

    July 13, 2013

  • George Tudor H.

    Albert Ball's Flying Aces were a joy to listen to. Skilled musicians playing extremely confidentaly in a joyful style. Their preferred period for music, 1900 to 1920, is a little early for mainstream ballroom today, so there were no rumbas (as they didn't exist then) and tangos were a little thin on the ground, but I'm being picky.
    My mian criticismis I thought the records played before the band p;ayed became repetitious and there should have been far more variety, and there's no excuse for that. The place was too hot, but the drinks were cheap and the home made food good and also half nothing at £1 for an enormous home made sausage roll

    July 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I really enjoyed it. I've mainly done Argentine Tango up until now, but this event has inspired me to learn Latin dances, like the Jive and the Charleston, which look great fun. I had a go at the foxtrot and the waltz today which I really enjoyed - thank you for organising and for your teaching.

    1 · July 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I'm a beginner and would like to attend the class and perhaps stay for while, but do you need to bring a partner? I have done tango dancing before and usually a partner is not required - you just dance with whoever, but this suggests maybe you do - prizes for best dressed couple? Many thanks, Roami

    June 30, 2013

    • George Tudor H.

      The prize for the best dressed couple is our way of trying to encourage our guets to dress well, and try show our appreciation when they do. This is a newish dance venue and we are still fine tuning how to run it. We said 'couple' but this de osen't mean you have to arrive (or depart) together. It could be someone you meet at the dance

      July 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Many thanks for your reply and this helpful information - much appreciated :)

      July 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just found the Facebook page for it and see that it will be the foxtrot! excellent

    June 21, 2013

    • George Tudor H.

      We will do social foxtrot , as this is an easy dance for beginners to learn, and almost anyone can get the hang of this enough to be able to get around the floor, and look reasonably good, after half an hour of practice.

      July 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I see that there is a free beginner dance lesson offered from 6:30 to 7:30. Any idea of what dance that would be? (foxtrot or ?...)

    June 21, 2013

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