Residents from several Four Seasons care homes in Northumberland revived the traditional tea dance when they get together for a social afternoon on Wednesday 25th March at the New Delaval & Newsham Working Men’s Club. They were joined by friends, relatives and staff, as well as members of the local community.
As well as taking to the dance floor, guests were invited to take part in a singalong session and bingo. There was a range of refreshments served and a chance to take part in a free raffle.
Tracie White, Regional Manager for Four Seasons in the North East said, “The social afternoon is a great way for residents to get out to enjoy themselves, to meet people from other Four Seasons care homes and engage with members of the wider local community. We are planning to make the event a regular monthly occurrence.”
The afternoon and early evening dances, with a civilised break for tea and refreshments, are coming back into vogue. Before the 1950s, tea dances were a popular way to socialise; however, they declined in the 60s as the club and disco scene emerged. They are now beginning to make a return to popularity, possibly linked to the success of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.
Date published: 15 September 2017