Practise your fancy footwork at City Hall tea dances!

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Christmas Tea Dances, Sheffield City Hall

Get away from all the hustle and bustle of the festive season as the iconic city centre building celebrates its 81st Christmas.

Tea dances over the Christmas period take place in the art deco ballroom tomorrow, Saturday and New Year’s Eve.

TV shows like Strictly Come Dancing have made ballroom dancing a more popular pastime than ever.

More and more people ahve been inspired to copy the celebrities and learn how to ‘trip the light fantastic’.

Christmas Eve will be an especially festive affair and dancers are encouraged to dress to impress with plenty of Christmas sparkle on show.

Dancers on New Year’s Eve can expect to make a toast to the New Year in the decadent surroundings of the Ballroom with a complimentary drink and of course, a hearty rendition of Auld Lang Syne.

The Tea Dances have been a staple part of the venue’s events programme, with Christmas Dances taking place over a number of years during its lifetime.

Each year a significant number of visitors from across South Yorkshire enjoy a warm welcome by City Hall staff to celebrate what has become an annual tradition.

The weekly events take the traditional formats of many well-known dances such as the foxtrot and the waltz. This year, the venue has introduced some new hosts: Alf Evans plays live music on Tuesdays, Barbara and Barry Davies play recorded music on Saturdays whilst Aubrey Robinson continues to play the organ live on Thursdays.

Box office: 0114 2 789 789 or www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk