On Monday 23rd June the senior students at Redcar Academy hosted their first Vintage Tea Dance and are delighted to announce that it was a resounding success! Over 50 members of our local community came in to the Academy for a trip down memory lane, where the dance floor was filled with couples young and old dancing the square tango, St Bernards waltz and the like, and afternoon tea was served in assorted china cups & saucers and with custom made vintage cake stands.
The event took an awful lot of planning and preparation involving students and staff hunting for vintage looking tableware in local charity shops, planning and preparing the food served and attending weekly dance lessons with local instructors Allan & Joyce.
The senior students decided to host the event free of charge on this occasion in order to conduct some market research, as they had no idea how popular it would be amongst the local community. By asking guests to complete feedback cards, our senior students are now in a position to charge a reasonable fee for a ticket to the next vintage tea dance in order to raise money for charity, whilst promoting social inclusion for older members of the community. Due to the excellent feedback received (some of which is quoted below) the senior students are planning to host a vintage tea dance every half term, please look out details of the next one when they return to school after the summer holidays.
Some wonderful feedback from the event
“Have really enjoyed it!”
“You couldn’t improve on what you have done!”
“Thoroughly enjoyed everything!”
“Very good, please keep it up!”
“Very good, hope there’s more events in the future!”
“Can’t suggest any improvements – it’s perfect! The students are doing a great job!”
“Great job – students & teachers”
“The young people were very polite, helpful and a credit to the school – great event!”
Principal: Mrs Angela Sweeten
Redcar Academy, Kirkleatham Lane, Redcar, TS10 4AB
Tel: 01642 289211 •
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