LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Tea Dances


Sunday Afternoon Tea Dance –
LGBTQIA+ Inclusive and Gender-Neutral Partnering

Sundays 23rd September and 9th December 2018 from 2-5pm
(with a dance lesson for beginners from 2.15pm)

Join us for a tea dance with social dancing and actual tea and cake! Come and enjoy a gentle afternoon learning some basic social dancing steps with Rachel Sparks who can teach even the most left-footed people. There will be a beginners’ lesson at 2.15pm (in September we’ll be learning the rumba). This is an inclusive event for anyone including LGBTQIA+ people and we ask that everyone is respectful to each other. The partnering at this tea dance is gender-neutral, meaning anyone can lead and anyone can follow, and we are completely body positive. The venue is wheelchair-accessible and has gender-neutral toilets. We ask you not to wear high heels as we need to protect the floor! You are invited to bring your own home-made cakes (clearly labelled), to raise money for our nominated charity for 2018, Opening Doors London. At previous tea-dances we have had a good selection of teatime treats including some vegan options.

Tickets: £10 on the door (free entry to members of Essex Church)

Tea dances take place approximately quarterly and in 2018 they will be on 11th February, 6th May, 23rd Sept, 9th Dec.

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