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News Release - Issued by The Black Swan at Helmsley

Shall we Dance?
Tea and Tango for Two!

Tea Dance Events – Monday afternoons throughout the season:

2nd March; 8th June; 7th September; Monday 7th December

Enter the spirit of twentieth century nostalgia, with the eternally-popular ‘Tea Dance’, an occasion that enjoyed popularity particularly in war-time Britain, and is now enjoying a delightful resurgence. Brighten up Monday afternoons whatever the weather with a Tea Dance, the event includes dancing, with optional tuition, and music.

Compére for the dance events is professional dance teacher, Valerie Laws. Valerie is a charming host whose life has been dedicated to her art, learning to dance as a young girl and then dancing in competitions with her brother, Kevin – they have just celebrated 20 years of running their own Dance School in Whitby. In 1990 Valerie became the youngest professional examiner for her industry’s body, The National Association Teachers of Dancing. She still travels extensively in this role but her passion is teaching everyone, both young and old, the joy of dancing for pleasure.

Light afternoon tea is included, tickets are £15 pp and pre-booking is strongly advised. (2pm – 5pm)

Alison Souter, the hotel’s Tearoom Manager, comments, ‘I love the Tea Dances here, it’s a fantastic occasion and lovely to see people really enjoying the camaraderie and dancing; it’s great fun and attracts all age groups so why not come along and seize the moment! ’

The Black Swan’s tearoom is a popular haunt for hotel residents, tourists passing through, special occasion gatherings, as well as for locals. A wonderful selection of hot beverages, light meals, parties and cakes and of course, acclaimed afternoon teas are served daily.
For more PR information contact: Sarah Proctor 07808 586 512

Notes for editors:

About The Black Swan and its award-winning tearooms
The hotel is a four star coaching inn now a boutique hotel with 45 bedrooms and one of the county’s most superb tea rooms is part of the hotel’s award-winning food offering, along with their fine dining restaurant’. It has been well established as a hotel since the C18th, setting the tone for standards of hospitality in this affluent and rural part of Yorkshire, on the edge of the North York Moors.

The tearooms opened in 2007 by Marco Pierre White and were established to be the best of their kind. They attract repeat visitors from near and far, not necessarily resident to the hotel.

Awards include Yorkshire Life Hotel of the Year (2008-9), The Tea Guild’s ‘Top Tea Place’ (2010 Tea Guild’s Award of Excellence 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013), Top Wedding Venue in the North East at the Wedding Industry Awards 2012 and 2013.