Definition of tea dance in English:

tea dance


  • An afternoon tea with dancing, originating in 19th-century society.

    • ‘Running in conjunction with the celebrations is the 19th Day of Dance next weekend which will see 51 dance, music and song workshops, a family ceilidh on Saturday evening and a tea dance on Sunday afternoon.’
    • ‘Versatility is the key to the business which he approaches as a challenge to entertain, whether at playing at a tea dance, in a restaurant or at a jazz festival.’
    • ‘But the tea dance sounded and looked like it used to.’
    • ‘The Waterford Active Retirement Association will hold their next tea dance on this Sunday, March 13, at the Hotel Minella, Clonmel.’
    • ‘Tonight at the tea dance she looks every inch the forces' sweetheart, dressed in a brown floral dress copied from a vintage Vogue pattern and round-toed dance shoes.’
    • ‘A creative writing workshop will be held in Brownes Road Library on Tuesday next May 18th and an afternoon tea dance will take place in Carrick-On Suir on Sunday 23rd May.’
    • ‘We wanted to do a tea dance, more like 3-11 p.m., but now it's more like day clubbing: we go from 10 in the morning till 5 at night.’
    • ‘The tea dance will be held at Bexhill Hall from 2-6 pm, featuring serial lippy wearer Vanessa Wagner as mistress of ceremonies.’
    • ‘And, if that's not enough, you'll still have a dance on Saturday night, brunch on Sunday and a tea dance on Sunday night.’
    • ‘This week Kilkeel Community Association had its monthly tea dance.’
    • ‘A tea dance in aid of the British Heart Foundation takes place today.’
    • ‘The workshops will be followed by a family ceilidh tonight and a tea dance with Rennie Stirk and Gwen Abbott tomorrow afternoon.’
    • ‘Built in 1969, the 45-room hotel is not only the town's largest employer during the summer but a social hub for gay men, offering a lively daytime pool scene along with its crowded tea dance.’
    • ‘There will be a tea dance in the Ard Ri Hotel on Sunday, February 9, from 3-6pm.’
    • ‘It is also profoundly touching when the Wallflowers and the Dream Girl, three adolescent girls, sit, bored and uncomfortable, eager and afraid, hoping to be chosen at a tea dance.’
    • ‘Hall Place, Bourne Road, Bexley, will hold a tea dance in the Great Hall from 4pm to 7pm on April 9.’
    • ‘And on Sunday Feb; 20th a tea dance will be held in the Bridge Hotel.’
    • ‘The tea dance will be held on May 5 from 2pm to 4pm at the Wyvern Club, Devizes, with a live band to play everyone's wartime favourites.’
    • ‘They also combined with another Probus club for a tea dance which drew on to the dance floor a lot of people who had not danced for aeons.’
    • ‘The Kilkenny tea dance will take place on October 15th and those interested in attending should give their names to the secretary at the meeting.’
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tea dance

/ˈti ˌdæns//ˈtē ˌdans/