London,
06
October
2010
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00:00
Europe/London

Let’s dance

More than 140 people turned up last Wednesday to waltz the afternoon away at the Council’s tea dance for the over 50s.

The event, which was staged in the newly refurbished Stoke Newington Town Hall, follows the successful tea dances that took place in Hackney earlier this year for older people.

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Blitz of London in World War II, the tea dance was themed to reflect London life during the early 1940s. Staff and volunteers dressed in clothing from that era; ration style refreshment tickets were issued and resident DJ, Mr Wonderful, provided sounds from the 1940s.

Councillor Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Community Services, said: Councillor Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Community Services, said: “I had a great time at this event and I know that everyone else really enjoyed themselves. As a council, we feel it is really important that we give older residents every opportunity to lead a fit, healthy and independent lifestyle.

“A tea dance offers exactly that and is also a great way to make new friends. It is also fitting to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Blitz.”