Tuesday, February 16, 2010

We are produd to present: Tea Dances at 2 PM Sundays

Hi all!

On Sunday afternoons (SLT), we will hold Tea Dances at the newly opened Blue Hall.

What is a Tea Dance?

A tea dance, or thé dansant (French: literally dancing tea) is an afternoon or early-evening dance. The function evolved from the concept of the afternoon tea, and traces its origin back to the French colonization of Morocco. Books on Victorian Era etiquette even included instructions for hosting such gatherings. A frequent feature of tea dances was the presence of a live orchestra – often referred to as a palm court orchestra – playing light classical music. The types of dances performed during tea dances included Waltzes, Tangos and, by the late 1920s, The Charleston.

To attract a live orchestra is not easy so we have chosen to book up Shasta Soulstar and Jean Munro in the coming months.

See you in SL's new ballroom on Sunday at 02:00 SLT (23:00 CET)


1 comment:

Hels said...

The idea of sunday tea dances is so old fashioned, it is almost modern again :) I love the music, the food and the ballroom environment. Thanks for the link to my blog.