…at a tea dance

Bramley Community Centre
Wednesday, 2.00-4.00
Sunday (2nd Sunday of the month), 2.00-4.00

Joan and Brian talking abut the tea dancesBrian Myland and Joan Lockett will make you very welcome if you come and try your hand (or rather, feet) at a tea dance. Brian and Joan are team leaders at the regular BEA tea dances, on a Wednesday and a Sunday.

Both agree that dancing is a great thing to do: it’s sociable, helps keep you fit and active, you meet people and you’re always learning something. For some people it gives them an important purpose and continuity.

Many people have been coming for years. Joan was keen to stress that  ‘it doesn’t matter if you don’t know the steps’ – in fact, some people don’t dance at all, but still love being there.

The Sunday dance is a mix of sequence, ballroom and old time, while on Wednesdays it’s specifically sequence dancing (with some line dancing in the interval). Both have regular ‘spot waltzes’ and raffles.

Brian first went to a dance when he was about 16, but it wan’t until he did sequence dancing on holiday in Torquay that he got the bug. He went on to an evening class and then got involved with BEA dances in 2002. Joan first danced at school, and has been dancing most of her life. When she was on BEA’s development committee in the mid 90s she thought dancing would be a worthwhile thing to do, and has been heavily involved ever since.

Each dance costs just £1.00 (plus 50p for refreshments). Transport is available for £2.50 return.) Phone BEA activities co-ordinator Maureen (0113 236 1644) for more information.

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