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 took place on Sunday, 10th December 2017 and was the 12th year running that the dance has been held in the magnificent Great Room of Grosvenor House hotel, 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 soprano siger Lauren Lodge-Campbell and children from Danceworks International Ballet Academy gave a festive performance from the Nutcracker.
There was a performance from soprano singer Lauren Lodge-Campbell and children from Danceworks International Ballet Academy gave a festive performance from the Nutcracker. Our Guest of Honour was the wonderful dancer and entertainer, Wayne Sleep OBE.
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.
This year's Tea Dance will take place on Sunday 9th December 2018. Look out for more details in the autumn.