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Ragroof Tea Dance: Tropicalia

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Everyone is welcome – absolute beginners and experienced dancers alike. A chance for everyone to trip the light fantastic!

The legendary Ragroof Tea Dance returns to the Adnams Spiegeltent – a cornucopia of dancing delights, featuring a DJ playing vintage tunes, glamorous costumes, glorious dance displays, and our trademark Instant Dance Classes in a number of popular dance rhythms. No partners needed – our gender-neutral approach encourages everyone on to the dancefloor.

On Sunday 22 May, it’s Tropicalia! A fabulous focus on vintage Latin rhythms inspired by the Brazilian Bombshell Carmen Miranda and South American carnival. Expect a tropical cocktail of sizzling Sambas, sultry Bossa Novas, and sexy Mambos and Cha Chas. Feel free to dress to impress in your most colourful clothes.

The themes inform our dance displays and classes, but each dance will also feature a general mix of Ballroom and Latin dance rhythms. Tea and cake will be served to your table – but the bar will also be open for anyone who fancies a crafty tipple.

Important information

Age guidance: All ages from 5+ (babies in arms welcome, toddlers need careful supervision on the dancefloor)

Duration: Up to 3 hours

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Concessions: 10% off tickets priced £10 or over for D/deaf or disabled, Full-time students, Go 4Less cardholders, Jobseekers and Over 60s

Under 18: £7.50

Essential Companions: Any audience member requiring an essential carer/companion can get one free ticket. Relevant discounts or concessions still apply to the paid ticket.

Young NNF: £7.50 tickets for ages 18-25 with our FREE YoungNNF membership. Sign up here

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22 May

12:00 pm

£7.50 - £14.00

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