The Story of the Tea Dance
This 90-minute webinar is open to everyone interested in the social history of tea or dance history.
Presented by UK Tea Academy’s Director of Studies and author of sixteen books on tea – world-renowned tea master Jane Pettigrew.
Tickets £18 each
The Story of The Tea Dance starts with the introduction of entertainment (including ‘dancing on the carpet’) to afternoon tea in the 1880s, then traces the gradual rise in popularity of dancing at tea-time. We will discuss the arrival of the Tango in London in 1913 and the subsequent craze for Tango Tea Dances; moving on to tea dances in the 20s, 30s and 40s. Finally, we will consider the resurgence of interest in tea dances since the 1980s.
The connection between afternoon tea and dancing dates back to the second half of the 19th century, and Jane Pettigrew will begin by explaining the earliest literary references to ‘carpet dances’. She will then present how the arrival of the Tango in London caused a surge in popularity of tea-time dancing, bringing colour, music and fashion to the city’s hotels.
This 90-minute webinar, held on the zoom platform, will include images from a variety of sources and Jane’s own engaging presentation, ending with time for questions.
This event is open to everyone interested in the social history of tea or dance history and is presented by UK Tea Academy’s Director of Studies and author of sixteen books on tea – world-renowned tea master Jane Pettigrew.
What will I need?
Just your phone, tablet or computer to join the webinar.
This webinar will be held on Zoom. Please note that bookings close 2 hours before the start of the Webinar.