Summer Tea Dance- Let’s Swing Again!← BACK

What Summer Tea Dance- Let’s Swing Again!

When 6th of August

Where Online

We are delighted to feature Swing Dance as part of our New Online Summer Tea Dance Season!

Join us online on Thursday 6th of August at 3pm – 4pm to spend amazing time learning and practicing Swing dance moves!

Swing Dance is a group of dances that developed with the swing style of jazz music in 1920s – 1940s, with the origins of each dance predating the popular “swing era”. During the swing era, there were hundreds of styles of swing dancing, but those that have survived beyond that era include: Charleston, Lindy Hop, Balboa and Collegiate Shag.

This weeks Tea Dance will be led by Emily Neighbour & Kate Finegan. Emily will be introducing the Swing steps whilst Kate will provide a seated version of the movement. Emily Neighbour is a community dance artist working in a wide range of settings in Surrey and West London. She graduated in Dance Studies from the University of Roehampton in 2016 and has since been leading contemporary and creative dance for all ages. Emily’s aim is to create a fun and supportive environment, as an experienced dance teacher she is sensitive to the needs and challenges of older dancers and will provide options to adapt movements to make them accessible for everyone taking part. Kate completed her training with a BA (Hons in Dance Theatre) from Laban then worked as a freelance dancer in regional contemporary dance companies. Specialising in Dance for Health, particularly for the frail elderly, those with Dementia and Parkinson’s, Kate regularly teaches dancers from 3 to 96 years old. The emphasis within these sessions is to have fun and enjoy dancing in the company of others, but keeping in mind social distancing rules.

Join us online on 6th August at 3pm by registering now for free by clicking the following Eventbrite link

After registration you will receive an email with a Zoom link to access the online Tea Dance.

Swing Session Programme: 

  • Welcome;
  • Warm up;
  • Featured Dance style Swing – part 1;
  • Break for “Music Memory”;
  • Featured Dance style Swing – part 2;
  • Break for “Music Memory”;
  • Cool down;
  • Chat over tea & cake – a chance to catch-up & natter.

“Music Memory”

After the featured dance style we will be sharing the new “Music Memory”  section.
We would like to hear about a song that holds a happy memory to share with the group; the song & your story will be played during the tea dance. To share your music memory you will need to email Tilly: and provide the title of the song and the group who sang it with your story (in about 50 words). Please send by Friday 31st of July to feature on Thursday 6th of August. We will be selecting 2 stories to share each Tea Dance.

To take part you will need:

  • A computer/phone/tablet;
  • Internet connection to access Zoom;
  •  A clear space for learning and practicing the dance steps;
  • If seated, a chair that enables you to be able to freely move your arms and feet without knocking over objects;
  • Water and comfortable wear;
  • Feel free to dress up accordingly, this week it’s all about Swing.

By participating you confirm that you are in good physical health, if you are uncertain we strongly advise that you check with your Doctor.

More details about our Online Tea Dance Summer Season can be found here
There is no cost to this series of sessions, but if you have enjoyed the class and would like to make a donation to Dance Woking we suggest £3.00/session. Any donations received will go towards future outreach activity. To make a donation, lick the ‘Donate” button here: DONATE NOW

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Purchase your tickets online now or to reserve your tickets email or you can purchase on the night with either cash or cheque made payable to 'Woking Dance Festival'.



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