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Strictly come jiving

Published Friday, 07 September 2012

Durants Park will be swinging on Sunday 16 September as local older dancers perform an exclusive dance piece backed by the UK’s leading jive and swing band, The Jive Aces.

The performances are part of Enfield’s first TeaJive, a free social dance for older people, their friends and family organised by Enfield Council’s Regeneration Team and funded by the Mayor of London’s Outer London Fund.

The dancers, comprising members of local Over 50s groups plus residents from Bullsmoor Lodge, have teamed up with East London Dance to put the choreography together, meeting weekly over the summer months at venues in Enfield Wash, Enfield Highway and Ponders End to perfect their routine as well as share some laughs. 

TeaJive will be the first and only time the dancers perform this one-off show. 

The Enfield Community Singers will entertain with singalong classics and other local soloists will have the chance to show off their talent.

Cllr Del Goddard, Enfield Council cabinet member for Business and Regeneration, said: “Tea Jive promises to be a fun day out for our older residents and their friends and family to come together and enjoy fantastic music, great food and a memorable performance.

“The Outer London Fund is all about improving our High Streets and this event will draw people to see the performance, have a great afternoon and spend locally.”

 “These dancers have worked impressively hard over the summer rehearsing this dance number and I can’t wait to see it performed live.”

“How better to get into the swing of the new season of Strictly Come Dancing than to see some excellent live Jive and take a few turns ‘round the dance floor?”

Future community events also funded through The Outer London Fund will include the NE Enfield Christmas Festival in December and a waterways festival in 2013.

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