Join the tea dance revival at the Winter Garden...

chris mannion tea dance keyboardist
chris mannion tea dance keyboardist

Eastbourne’s legendary tea dances are in full swing this autumn with the next afternoon on Tuesday November 12 from 2pm until 5pm only at the Winter Garden.

Young and older can join the tea dance revival, no special outfits or dance shoes required. Grab your own ‘Strictly’ moment and spend a wonderful afternoon dancing along to live musical accompaniment by Chris Mannion.

Enjoy music from the roarin’ Twenties and sophisticated Thirties with some swing, foxtrot, waltz and the ever passionate tango. Whether you are a novice wanting to practice your steps, an avid dancer or just want to sit back and enjoy the music and the atmosphere you are welcome to come and join in the fun.

The Winter Garden in Compton Street is a Grade II listed building, designed by architect Henry Currey and built in 1875. The Floral Hall, where all Tea Dances are held, was originally used as a skating rink in winter and concert hall in summer. A venue that is stooped in rich history is the perfect place to dance along to the music of days gone by.

Try something new and join us for a whirlwind three hours of ballroom magic. You may even pick up some new moves in time for that office Christmas party!

Fans of ballroom and the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing are in for a further treat at the Congress Theatre this spring as Brendan Cole steams up the auditorium on January 16 and Anton Du Beke glides onto its stage on March 6.

Vincent and Flavia will once again dance the passionate Argentine Tango as only they can in their new show Dance ‘til Dawn from March 20-22.

Tea dances continue at the Winter Garden from Tuesday November 12, 2-5pm. Tickets priced £5, including tea and biscuits, can be purchased from Box Office on 01323 412000 or book online at

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