Fans of Strictly Come Dancing usually enjoy the foxtrot and tango whilst sitting motionless on the couch.

But ballroom enthusiasts are being invited to step out in style and learn how to twirl through the steps at a tea dance.

Greenwich Dance’s popular season of themed events continues in March with a Strictly Ballroom special in Borough Hall, Royal Hill.

The beautiful 1930s venue has played host to tea dances for several decades and is the perfect setting for a glitzy, glamorous afternoon of socialising, live music and dancing. Brendan Keaney, director at Greenwich Dance said: “Our tea dances are a very popular way for local people of all ages and walks of life to come together, dance and have fun.

“While many people will enjoy revisiting the dance styles of their youth, it also offers younger people the opportunity to sample the bygone era of social dances for themselves."

American jazz singer Kai Hoffman and her vintage band Kai’s Cats will be playing classic songs for sequence and ballroom dances.

Thomas Michael Voss, Greenwich Dance’s Ballroom teacher, who has helped coach the stars of BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing, will be on hand to guide any beginners through the steps.

The event – which includes tea, cake and a raffle draw - takes place between 2 and 4.30pm on Saturday March 3.

Tickets cost £5 or £4 for concessions.

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