Waldorf Hilton re-introduces Tea Dances in the Palm Court

Waldorf Hilton to recapture 20ís glamour

As part of the build up to its 100-year anniversary celebration, the Waldorf Hilton is reintroducing what was one of Londonís most famed events in the 1920s. Tango Tea is being brought back to Palm Court, the hotelís unique and grand centrepiece room where people have socialised, danced and indulged their senses since the hotelís opening in 1908.

As the popularity of TV shows such as Strictly Come Dancing highlight a growing interest in dance, a one-off event is planned for Sunday 10th June, after which the hotel hopes to make it a more regular event from the autumn.

Daniel Van Wyk, Operations Director at the hotel, said: The Waldorf is a London institution which throughout its history has held close ties with London society.

In the past two years the hotel has undergone a £35 million refurbishment to restore the property to its former glory with a contemporary feel for the modern day guest.

We are planning a host of exciting events in the build up to our main centenary celebration party in January next year and with Tango Tea weíre offering people the chance to step back in time to an age of elegance.

The main event will run from 2-5pm with an electric atmosphere created by a five-piece percussion band from Jazz not Jazz Productions. Guests will also be entertained with shows from professional dancers before being invited on to the dance floor themselves.

Simply Dancing Partners, the ballroom event company, will be bringing its team of male and female dance partners to the event.

In addition, the company is introducing its unique style of lessons to the Waldorf so that guests attending Tango Tea can learn or practice some of the dances in advance.

Lessons will be available in two one-hour sessions from 12-2pm covering a selection of Ballroom and Latin dances.

As part of the afternoon, the Waldorf Hiltonís famous afternoon tea will be served. The tea includes finger sandwiches, Waldorf baked scones and clotted cream, one of Patisserie Chef Colin Bennettís exquisite cakes accompanied by a selection of fresh leaf teas and a glass of champagne.

Tango Tea will be priced at £65 including afternoon tea. Dance partners will be available for a fee.

For more info visit www.hilton.co.uk/waldorf

Waldorf Hilton Hotel is situated in the heart of Theatre Land.
21-23 Aldwych
Covent Garden
tel 020 7836 2400

Contact Simply Dancing Partners to book to dance with the partner team: 020 7736 4493 or jenni@simplydancingpartners.co.uk

Book for the Tea Dance directly with the Waldorf: 020 7836 2400

This article is part of and should be seen in the frame context of Dancesport UK