This year the annual Tea Dance will take place at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Sunday 1st December 2019. To apply for tickets please click here.
Every year we join forces with our partners, Westminster City Council, to hold the Tea Dance for Westminster residents aged 65 and over, free of charge. This is part of our Silver Sunday programme of events, although it has been running for far longer.
Last year the Tea Dance took place on Sunday, 9th December 2018 and was the 13th year running that the dance has been held in the magnificent Great Room of Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane.
As always it was a hugely popular event and 1,000 Westminster residents enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea while being entertained by the wonderful sound of the Red Stripe band. There was a performance from singer Lucy Clark and children from Danceworks International Ballet Academy gave a festive performance from the Nutcracker.
Our Guest of Honour was The Rt Hon Baroness Betty Boothroyd.
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 sponsor, Shaftesbury PLC and 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.
To apply for tickets please click here.