IT WAS high tea and twinkle toes at the Avenue shopping centre when Terri Docherty hit the dance floor.
Primavera Bistro celebrated its first anniversary last week and the 92-year-old dancer was on hand to blow out the candles on the birthday cake.
Terri, a former ballroom dancer, really enjoys the weekly sojourn to Primavera Bistro and tripping the light fantastic.
Liz Hannah, of Phoenix Dance School, sad: “Our weekly tea dances have proved a big hit with locals, attracting around 40 dancers a week.
“Our dancers have a mixed age group, though typically age from around 40 upwards – but given that we have kids during the summer holidays, you might say that our dancers range from nine to their nineties!
“Our oldest dancer, Terri, who was a ballroom dancer in her younger days, really enjoys the weekly tea dance and always says it makes her week!”
For the cost of a tea or coffee from Primavera, dancers also have access to instruction in basic dance moves such as samba and ballroom.
Michelle McCabe, centre manager at the Avenue, said: “Not only do tea dances offer a fun way to meet people or catch up with friends, but dancing down the Avenue offers visitors a chance to show off or brush up their fox trots, before or after a bout of shopping, while Primavera Bistro provides the perfect spot to wind down over a bite to eat”.
Tea dances at the Avenue are open to accomplished and novice dancers alike and take place every Thursday from 7pm until 9pm at Primavera Bistro.