Preparing refreshments

Preparing refreshments

On Sunday 5 November St Mary & St Giles School north site hall was filled with music and dancing feet as SMSG church band played for its second tea dance of the year.  With Lesley conducting and once again with the help of guest drummer Jack Fisher (who plays for dances a lot) we got the tempo of the dances right for the dancing couples and provided them with plenty of music for an enjoyable afternoon of exercise (with refreshments).

  • Cindy Swing (Oh, Johnny)

    Awaiting the music

    Awaiting the music

  • Catherine Waltz (Always)
  • Foxtrot (A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square)
  • Rumba No 1 (Spanish Eyes)
  • Mayfair Quickstep (Bill Bailey)
  • Square Tango (Isle of Capri)
  • Saunter together (When I'm 64)
  • Melody Foxtrot (Friday Foxtrot)
  • Sally Ann Cha Cha Cha (Tea for Two)
  • Blue Angel Rumba (Red Sails in the sunset)
  • White City Waltz (My God loves me)

Interval tea

Music and dancing

Music and dancing

  • Quickstep (Bring me sunshine)
  • Tango Sereda (Hernando's Hideaway)
  • Cha Cha Cha (La Bamba)
  • Variety Swing (Five foot two, eyes of blue)
  • Balmoral Blues (Everybody loves to swing)
  • Valentino Jive (Rock around the clock)
  • Emmerdale Waltz (Edelweiss)
  • Alpine Stroll (Strollin'/Underneath the arches/Hometown)
  • Viennese Swing (A bicycle built for two - Daisy Bell)
  • Waltz (Anniversary Waltz)
Tea for two

Tea for two

Refreshments during the tea break were served at the tables around the dance floor and the band had our own special table of food.  The last dance of the afternoon was dedicated to Dave (piano) and Fiona (refreshments) who were celebrating their Wedding anniversary that week.

Thank you Lesley for organising another fun tea dance.  We raised £351 for organ maintenance.

Words and photos by Anna Page

Dancers

Dancers

Serving trolley at the ready

Serving trolley at the ready

Tea break

Tea break

Headteacher serving tea

Headteacher serving tea

Tango

Tango

SMSG band

SMSG band

Tea and cake gave them more energy for dancing

Tea and cake gave them more energy for dancing

Happy dancing

Happy dancing

SMSG band

SMSG band

Happy Anniversary Fiona and Dave

Happy Anniversary Fiona and Dave