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Free Spitalfields Tea Dance with Live Music from Covent Garden Dance Orchestra
The New Season Of Spitalfields Tea Dances Take Place From 25/04/2018. A free tea dance inside Spitalfield's market with the Covent garden dance orchsetra. Free dancing, tea and cakes from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm. Many good dancers, who are friendly and will happilly dance with newcomers. There's a nine piece dance orchestra in white tuxedos, an area of the floor sectioned off as a large dance floor and seats for around 120 people. Free tea and cakes are served at around 1.30 pm, The dancers are a mix of locals who many of whom have lived in Spitalfields for yonks, and visitors from other parts of London. The music is good, quicksteps are in abundance, and there's some, but not too much, sequence dancing. When I was there the crowd were friendly, all could dance and were easy and obliging when asked to dance to ask to dance. Several were very good dancers. The area was sheltered and tea and cakes were served efficiently,and with style in china cups, not styrophone. There are clean public loos within in the market. The stalls in the market are interesting and varied, Some good hat shops are there, and Tracey Ermine's shop is around the corner outside the market.This event is held every month on Wednesday afternoons from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm on the They don't do it in the colder months after September but we aim to list other events for us to go to. I Make a Suggestion to Make it easier for a meeting point That We meet Between 12.15 -12.30 pm Outside The Leon Restaurant , entrance of The Leon Restaurant before We Find Suitable Seats at Dance Late Comers can join us at The Dance By looking for The meetup sign we are sometimes near the Tea and Coffee tables, but nowadays we are by the Leon restaurant side opposite The Tea and Coffee Tables near the Band Please Note this is a lunchtime Dance So Please Spread The word and If You Can get time of during your lunch hour and work near by do join us. Below in the link is One of The Jive Songs That is Going to be played to give you a taste of What is to come. https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:track:3JBWPoi0BXqOdU5Xt5r334

Leon Restuarnt - Spitalfields

3 Crispin Place, London, E1 6DW · London

What we're about

This is for dancers seeking out a comprehensive list of tea dances In London.

We Are Here To Educate People on Tea Dance which Will Fast Become a Dying Art Form. What You Will Get is an idea of the venue, and type of guests who attend, so you can seek out and meet other dancers with whom you can relate.

When Does a Tea Dance Take Place ?

Most In the Afternoon From 2 pm Onwards But Could be Earlier or Later We Don't Mind If There are Evening Tea Dances too.

The Tea Dance will be in London and The Surrounding Counties Either on a Weekday or Weekend But most likely weekend as Some of you Work

Is There a Format for the Tea Dance ?

Yes There is a Format Usually First Waltz at Beginning or Last Waltz at the end with a Bus Stop in The middle after Tea Break but Rules can vary or be Broken. This is The Format with a Ballroom Tea Dance. Lots of Cake and some Times some alcohol depending on The Venue. Some Have a Sequence Element To Dance with some easy Sequence Dances and Others Not so Easy but one can learn them after a time. The Progressive Barn Dance is The Easiest of The Sequences To Do.

Dress Code For a Tea Dance ?

There is a Rough Sketch Tea Dance Dress Code Please Speak to the Organiser about this if You are Unsure

How is it Listed?

It's in list and calendar format and shows all the afternoon tea dances where one can find ballroom, Latin and sequence dancing in Greater London. We give you entrance prices, help on how to get there by public transport, drink and food prices and policy, styles of dances and music played, a profile of the dress code, dj or band, and some photos of the exterior and interior. We check all these places out and write a brief review giving our own experience there.

We also Love Cakes and So we will be looking in to Having Cake Workshop for Tea Dances or Music Workshops For Tea Dances too or even a Dance Workshop.

Please Note That If YOU RSVP FOR AN EVENT AND DO NOT SHOW UP More Than 3 Times You WILL BE Put On a BAND LIST. Likewise if YOU DON'T NOT RSVP FOR AN EVENT AND YOU TURN UP MORE THAN 3 TIMES YOU RESERVE THE RIGHT TO BE PUT ON A BANNED LIST AND WILL NOT BE NOTFIED ABOUT FURTHER EVENTS.

If you e mail us with details of events we have missed, we will include them. if you wish to become a 'meet up' member of this group, if you request it, we will give you a meet up badge, so that you can greet and meet shyer dancers, who are visiting tea dances in your area for the first time

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