Twinkle-toed tangoing at a Chadwell Heath care home

Ballroom dancers in action at the care home

Ballroom dancers in action at the care home - Credit: Archant

Residents were swept off their feet at a Chadwell Heath care home on Saturday.

Dancers tangoed their way around the Chadwell House Residential Care Home, in Chadwell Heath Lane, in a performance fit for twinkle-toed Len Goodman himself.

The afternoon entertainment featured three dancing couples, one of which was the home’s bursar Brian Porch and his wife Carole, as well as some of the residents themselves.

Stunning dresses, dazzing dinner suits and quick-stepping dancers made for an “exciting” afternoon, according to Brian.

He said: “Our residents are living with dementia so dancing can be a wonderful reminiscence activity for them as it brings back fond memories of when they would dance with their loved ones while courting.


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“We were all very excited about this event and some of the residents taught me a few steps themselves.”

Dancers and residents alike relaxed after the whirlwind performance with a well earned cup of tea and a visit from their loved ones.

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