The last dance in the current series of monthly dances in Vauxhall at the Tea House Theatre. Dances are mainly slow waltz, quickstep, tango, Viennese waltz, slow foxtrot, swing, jive, Charleston, rumba and the odd cha cha. There's an absoloute beginners class in social foxtrot from 7.15 pm to 8.15 pm and the dance formally starts at 8.30 pm. A glass of wine or beer is £4, and the building, a large converted Victorian pub, has a warm feel
The atmosphere in the last dance was good, the floor wasn't too crowded although at one point all the guests were on the dance floor. The hostess, Jean Bentley competently organised activities such as 'excuse me dances' and 'bus stop' dances which made the guests intermingle and made the atmosphere light and fun. The lesson in the sequence dance, the St Bernard Waltz, was useful, popular and also amusing, and there will be a similar sequence dance taught this time. Mostly it's pre war vintage records, but a little live music comes from Mr Beaujangles on the piano who is getting the hang of strict tempo. There are four competent taxi dancers present, three male and one female, available free of charge for the benefit of guests.
Dress code is black tie and ballroom gowns. Tickets are available on line from the site below for £10 plus £1 booking fee