Santa steps into South Kelsey

Christmas tea dance at South Kelsey EMN-151214-130100001
Christmas tea dance at South Kelsey EMN-151214-130100001

Forget Strictly Come Dancing, it was Santa comes dancing at South Kelsey last week.

He was there to hand out some prizes and spread good cheer to the many dancers who attend the monthly tea dances in the village hall.

The event was started in 2003 by Peter and Pam Kerr, with Les Scott as organist.

Since 2008, the regular organist has been Joanne Naulls, who expertly keeps everyone dancing throughout the afternoon.

“It is a super afternoon out,” said Audrey Parkinson, who has been attending the tea dances since they began.

“Joanne provides excellent music and there is always lovely food at the break – and all for just £4.

“I would certainly like it to continue and would encourage more people to come along.”

The dances are run by members of the hall committee, plus helpers, and is just one of the many groups to benefit from the recent hall improvements.

The hall has recently had a £50,000 makeover, with money raised through fundraising and grants.

“We have had grants from many places over the years and this latest round of funds, including funds form our local councillors Tony Turner and Lewis Strange, who have been very supportive,” said village hall committee member Dick Stimson.

The tea dances take place from 2pm to 4.30pm on the second Wednesday of every month, except January.