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Tea Dances

Police cadet dancing with elderly lady

Every year we join forces with our partners, Westminster City Council, to hold the Westminster Tea Dance for residents who are over 65, free of charge. This is part of our Silver Sunday programme of events, although it has been running for far longer.

This year the Tea Dance takes place on Sunday, 10th December 2017 and it will be the 12th year running that the dance has been held in the magnificent Great Room of Grosvenor House hotel, Park Lane. It is always a hugely popular event. 1,000 Westminster residents enjoy a delicious afternoon tea while being entertained by a band and professional dancers. Last year our guests danced to the wonderful sound of the Red Stripe band. Our Guest of Honour was the ever graceful, youthful and fun Joanna Lumley.

For many years now the Tea Dance has been joined by Police Cadets who dance with the ladies – the cadets even take a dance lesson beforehand to ensure they know their waltz from their quickstep.

We are as ever grateful to our generous sponsors, Shaftesbury PLC and the Telegraph Group, to the Grosvenor House team, who look after us so well, and finally the event could not run smoothly without the help of dozens of volunteers, including Councillors and Westminster City Council staff and friends.

If you want to attend this year’s Tea Dance, you can apply online here or by post. If you are applying by post please include full contact details, and any dietary or accessibility requirements. The deadline for applications is Friday 20 October 2017.