Tea Dance Club


Our next Tea Dances
And Dance Classes

Every Monday
St John's Parish Hall
2.00 - 4.00 pm
£6 Entry 
Classes
1.00 -1.45 pm
4.15 - 5.00 pm
£4 Entry
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Every Tuesday
Kentisbeare Village Hall Cullompton
EX15 2BG
2.00 - 4.00 pm
£6 Entry
Classes
1.00 -1.45 pm
4.15 - 5.00 pm
£4 Entry

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evening classes 6-9pm
£5 per hour class
Karl Busch
07930 867190

Our recent Halloween
Tea Dance
Afternoon sequence with Square Tango

Tea dance club is a non for profit club of individuals meeting every Monday at St John's Parish Hall Jersey. We have a common interest in meeting up, having afternoon tea cake and sandwiches a chat laugh and dance if you would like to. We warm up with a line dance, usually 'The Slosh' to a regular pop or disco classic. Then it’s ballroom and sequence to some lovely music. Through our success we are looking to support other parishes to do the same anywhere in Jersey, Devon and Cornwall and the Southwest of the UK. Of course we will try and support you where ever you are. We are delighted to have been awarded funding and support by the following orgaisations :-

We are thrilled to announce that we are one of 17 social ventures to become a Transform Ageing social venture this November. We successfully responded to an innovation challenge from communities in the south-west, and will receive funding and support to deliver lasting social impact in the region.

We are among the selected ventures supported by Transform Ageing, a first-of-its- kind initiative to change the way society approaches and designs services for people in later life. Funded by the Big Lottery Fund, Transform Ageing takes a community and design-led approach to improve people’s experience of ageing. It brings together people in later life, social entrepreneurs, and health & social care leaders to define the challenges and to support the development and delivery of new approaches to ageing. All ventures responded to six distinct innovation briefs set by local people in Somerset, Devon, Torbay and Cornwall.

Transform Ageing is focused on the south-west of England. It is being delivered by UnLtd, the foundation for social entrepreneurs, The Design Council, Centre for Ageing Better and the South West Academic Health Science Network. Delivery of the programme is supported locally by four organisations: Community Council for Somerset, Devon Communities Together, Torbay Community Development Trust, and Volunteer Cornwall to ensure the challenges meet specific local needs.

Start your own community tea dance
We can support you with getting your own community tea dance up and running

Our Dances and Pics
Our recent dances at St Johns and forth coming events

History of The Tea Dance
The Tea dance or The Dansant ( French for dancing tea ) can trace its roots to 1800’s and French Morocco. It became a very popular English thing in the 1880’s ...........

Start your own Tea Dance   
We can help you start your own tea dance in your town, parish hall or local community centre
Events and special occasions
Hire us for open days anniversaries and birthdays ...

Tea dance and ballroom close to you 

Cullompton Tea Dancers...

Meet just off the M5 junction 29 at The Cullompton Community Centre adjacent to St Andrew's church every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month. Andrea who hosts the event looks forward to seeing you there. She is a keen organist and dancers are delighted to dance to her compilation of sequence and ballroom tracks.

Register with us and use our e flyer to market your event


Dancing is good for you 

Keep Active  - Keep Sociable - Keep Feeling Great 

Dance events - have you thought about anniversaries and birthdays 

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Karl Busch - his ambitions for tea dancing and ballroom in the UK and Jersey Channel Islands.
 
Hi I'm Karl and I am delighted to be sharing my love of Ballroom and Tea Dancing with you. I have been a keen dancer for the last ten years originally through the salsa scene and now firmly hooked on Ballroom and specifically Tea Dancing. I am putting this site together for the benefit of other dancers who like me would like to help with the resurgence of tea dancing.

I am looking to support local communities with organising events in local community and parish halls. I can help with the music and tuition with sequence steps and help organise the gastronomic side of things with sandwiches, cakes and tea. The whole idea is to form a community of tea dancers that can meet regularly at different local venues, enjoy social conversation, listen wherever possible to live music and above all dance. Dancing will never be a necessity but with time it is hoped that attendees would be encouraged to, and find the confidence to, get up dance and have a go. 


History of The Tea Dance

The Tea dance or The Dansant ( French for dancing tea ) can trace its roots to 1800’s and French Morocco. It became a very popular English thing in the 1880’s with dances preceding such events as garden parties, typically taking place between four and seven o'clock in the afternoon.

They were quickly adopted in military garrison towns and on Royal Navy ships where officers would regularly fund dances as part of mess life. Popular books on Victorian etiquette often gave detailed instruction for hosting these increasingly popular and then very English events.​


Supported by live music, even though phonographic music was available by then, they were a very sociable stylish and sophisticated quintessentially English event. Tea coffee, ices, champagne–cup, claret-cup, sandwiches and biscuits were consumed to the music played by small bands all over the country.​​
  
Classical pieces fitting the right beats to dances such as waltz, quickstep, tangos and by the late 1920’s the Charleston, fuelled this wonderful mix of social gastronomic dancing and entertainment, that is now making a resurgence in many countries around the world.

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