It is estimated that 1.4 million older people in England are chronically lonely, making loneliness and isolation a major issue that is now widely recognised in society today. Dancing is proven to be excellent for your mental and physical health and it’s a great way to meet new people.

Tea Dances are performed by the BSO Dance Band, who play a wide selection of tunes from dancefloor classics to songs from the movies. These community dances are not just for couples who enjoy dancing, but are ideal for anyone who wants to make new friends. And if you don’t want to dance, then why not sit back, relax and listen to the music whilst you enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake!

Tea Dances are very popular with local communities and care and residential homes. Events promote increased physical movement and improved levels of wellbeing. Guests enjoy the opportunity to dance in a relaxed, informal and social environment.