The next dates for Tuesday Tea Dances at Ballymena Methodist Church are as follows –
Tuesday 14th May 2019
Tuesday 11th June 2019
They take place from 2 – 4pm with music by Housty. Admission is only £3 and includes tea and biscuits.
The organisers are keen to highlight these events are for everyone in the community. They say, “Coming along to a Tea Dance, where everyone is made welcome, can be especially recommended as there are no demands made on the individual nor is there any ‘hidden agenda.’
It is entirely about improving self-esteem and reducing isolation and provides a safe, cheerful way to promote feelings of wellbeing and positive mental health.”
They go on to say, “The Tea Dance as an activity is a proven way to help address feelings of loneliness, anxiety and isolation. These feelings are becoming much more common especially amongst our more older citizens, and arise through a variety of reasons, i.e. illness, retirement, family living away, bereavement. We all have a responsibility to help address these issues and we can start by encouraging individuals to take up new activities and enjoy life.”
Tuesday Tea Dances at Ballymena Methodist Church
Tuesday 14th May 2019 and Tuesday 11th June 2019 from 2-4pm.
The events are always held on the second Tuesday of each month, with the exception of July and August.
Why not join them for some fun and friendship? As one enthusiastic fox-trotter put it – “I love coming to the Tea Dance! It’s just really friendly, and I always leave smiling and feeling happier. I would really recommend it especially if, like me, you have stopped getting out as much as you used to.”
Encouraging everyone in the Ballymena area to come along, Ballymena Methodist say, “There is a very warm welcome for everyone. The Tea Dances provide a great opportunity to meet some friendly people and to enjoy some company. Everyone enjoys the pleasant atmosphere and you don’t have to know your slow foxtrot from your waltz!”
The church address is 38-40 Ballymoney Road, Ballymena. Click here if you need a map or directions.