Young at heart residents of Toothill got into the swing of the festive season at a free Christmas Tea Dance held in Toothill Community Centre on Wednesday 12 December, 2pm.
Over 40 people came together to dance to music played by Audrey and Alan Bainbridge of 50 50 Dance, or just to listen and enjoy the company of others.
Ninety five year old Joan Slocombe said she was a keen dancer in her younger days and was looking forward to a bit of twirl but an ankle injury prevented her from taking part. "It’s a pity because I used to love dancing. My late husband was very graceful and we used to go to dances a lot. But its nice that there is a new social event in Toothill. Older people need more chances to get togother. I hope there are more like this.
Paula Harrison, who is chair of Toothill Big Local, said: “The people who came along really enjoyed themselves. One of the aims of the Toothill Big Local is to bring people together to reduce the sense of isolation in the community.
“The project is all about building community spirit and putting on events for people of all ages and backgrounds. The comments were very positive and I think the tea dance could become a regular social event.