THERE was a taste of Strictly when dancing came to the aisles of a supermarket.
Dancers showed off their best moves at the Solent Road Tesco Extra store.
As part of its ongoing relaunch celebrations, the store teamed up with charity station Angel Radio to hold the free tea dance in its new community space.
Hosted by the radio station’s resident presenter and tea dance expert Peter Clarke, over the course of two hours the dancers were treated to an authentic music and afternoon tea.
The store supported the cause with a donation of £250 to the radio station.
Jean May, who took part, said: ‘We had a really good afternoon at the tea dance.
‘Between the vintage afternoon tea and the superb music by Peter Clarke we couldn’t fault it and we would love to do it again.’
Fellow dancer June Jinks added: ‘It was a lovely afternoon and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was surprised by how good it was.’
Tesco community champion Liz Jones, said: ‘We have a lot of older customers at the store and so wanted to do something that they could enjoy – which is why we organised the tea dance with Angel Radio.
‘They do such fantastic work in the Havant community to make sure that the elderly don’t feel isolated.
‘We hope that our community space can become a place where the older members of the community can come together to socialise and meet new people.’
Angel Radio is a Havant charity enabling older people to run their own radio station.
It aims to create a sense of value and self-worth for staff and audience and gives a voice to older people.
The new community space at the Tesco Extra store is free to hire by groups, charities or organisation.
For bookings and further information about the community space, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.