Who Remembers Dancing At The Tower?


It could have been the Tower Ballroom at Blackpool but no – it was the function room at the Tower Theatre Shorncliff that echoed to the dance music of the Thirties, Forties and Fifties on Sunday 15 July 2012 .

The doors opened at 7pm. and within half an hour the dance floor was in full swing. Host DJ Gypsy John played Hot Swing, Jump Jive and Wartime Classics.

The floor was packed when the Cinque Ports Lindy Hoppers Dance Troupe gave a demonstration and taught all those on the floor a few simple steps of thirties dance routines.

Cabaret Time was another exciting feature of the evening with “Hells Belles”, the Canterbury Belles, putting on a fine performance of synchronised dancing.

Special guest star Will Grover sang Michael Double’ numbers to the delight of the ladies and DJ Gypsy John demonstrated his dancing prowess with three other members of the Cinque Ports Lindy Hoppers. His potted history of some of the early swing dancing steps.

A great evening was had by all – Were you there?

“Cinque Ports”   April 2016

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