BOURNEMOUTH Symphony Orchestra will be leading a new series of tea dances at Pelhams in Kinson, starting on Wednesday 6th December.
The BSO Dance Band will be performing a huge variety of dancefloor classics from vintage Sinatra and Mancini through to Elvis and The Beatles. Couples, singles and groups of friends of all ages and abilities can enjoy two hours of live music and dancing.
The BSO’s mission includes not only performances in the concert hall but work outside in the community. Their various programs are called Bbs, Blast, Resonate, Boost and Rising Talent. Boost, the BSO Participate’s health and wellbeing strand of work, concentrates on health and wellbeing through music and works with groups and individuals in community settings, care and residential homes and centres and hospitals.
Boost’s Tea Dances are always popular with local communities, bringing together not only couples who enjoy dancing but also those who may be more isolated, giving them the opportunity to make new friends with the bonus of being able to dance with like-minded people.
BSO Tea Dances play a valuable role in tackling the important issue of loneliness among the elderly. Age UK research has highlighted that 1.2 million older people are chronically lonely, and half a million people over the age of 60 usually spend every day alone.
Pelhams Park tea dances run from 1.30pm to 3.30pm on Wednesdays 6th December 2017, 7th February and 4th April 2018.
Two more tea dances will be held at Poole’s Lighthouse, on Friday 12th January and Thursday 8th March 2018.
For more details of both series, telephone 01202 644717 or visit the website, www.BSOlive.com