Arthur Murray Barnet Monthly Tea Dance

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Arthur Murray Barnet Monthly Tea Dance

Arthur Murray Barnet Monthly Tea Dance

Arthur Murray Dance Studios By Arthur Murray Dance Studios

Dance for dementia tea dance, will be a monthly tea dance introducing Ballroom and Latin group dance classes to the Barnet community, in support of dementia prevention.

Barnet Idea stage

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The overall economic impact of dementia in the UK is £26.3 billion, working out at an average annual cost of £32,250 per person. This has increased from £17 billion in 2007. The health care costs of dementia in the UK totals £4.3 billion. However, Ballroom and Latin Dance have been proven by numerous studies to inhibit and in numerous cases stop, early onset dementia. Therefore the monthly tea dance will offer the opportunity for the community to come together to enjoy an afternoon tea dance in the Arthur Murray Barnet studios. Where local GPs can refer early diagnosis patients to attend for free and dementia groups will be invited as well, however, every member of the Barnet community will also be invited and welcome to attend and intermix, enjoying an afternoon of community cohesion, socialising and of course experiencing and enjoying Ballroom and Latin dancing in a social environment.

What we'll deliver:

  • Monthly tea dance events
  • Community togetherness
  • Dementia awareness and promotion of awareness

Why it's a great idea:

This is a great idea because not only will the Arthur Murray dance studios provide the opportunity for the community to come together in a social environment, promoting community cohesion and togetherness, but it will also offer Arthur Murray Dance Studios the chance to provide a service for people who are effected by alzheimers and dementia. The tea dances hosted by the studios will be the ideal setting to create a community hub, where integration and health beneficial activities can be enjoyed in a professional and beautiful Ballroom space, in the heart of High Barnet.

Steps to get it done:

  • Monthly events that become self sufficient
  • An increase of 20 new regular students at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio School

The tea dances can provide an opportunity for other community groups and businesses to attend and promote their services. For example local cake and pastry makers and arts and crafts retailers. We are also linking with local youth music providers, where young people can attend and perform live music to accompany the dancing at the events.

Location Barnet

About the space

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London Borough of Barnet

How will the money be spent?Total £2,743

Studio usage - £840 (31%)
Dance teachers X3 - £720 (26%)
Refreshments - £400 (15%)
Performers - £400 (15%)
Advertising leaflets and posters printing and distribution - £200 (7%)
Other - £183 (7%)

Costs Breakdown

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Studio usage
Dance teachers X3
Advertising leaflets and posters printing and distribution
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • The additional funding could afford for increased and improved decorations to set up the space to resemble a 1940s tea dance, more performers, more musicians and an increase in the weeks the dances can be offered for without an entrance fee from 4 weeks to more.

Total £2,743

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