Stoke-on-Trent dancers on the move

December 31, 2018 by  

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is behind the relocation of a dance group, as it looks to rejuvenate the town hall in Longton where the club currently dances.

The project is going to cost almost £2 million and this decision means that a group of ballroom dancers will be have a new place to practice. The society has found a new home within a community hub in nearby Fenton. Many businesses may want to update their business cards when they change their address.

The community centre in Temple Street may be an appropriate space for the dancers. Fenton is highly accessible and the cost of participation is set at £4 each. Live music will add to the atmosphere in the place. Leek’s Irene Boswell is clear that she will not be changing her habits as a consequence of the move. She told the Stoke Sentinel:

“We will carry on going to the dances when we move to Fenton. It’s such a good place for people to meet.”

Boswell met her current partner at the dancing. She lost her previous partner well over a decade ago. The organiser of the activities, Edith Brocklehurst, has won the approval of Boswell.

About 50 people attend the ballroom dancing on a regular basis. The Stoke-on-Trent club engage in raising funds for worthy causes. In the past, the dancers lent their backing to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice, but more recently they have supported the Donna Louise Children’s and Young People’s Hospice.