Dancers take it back to the 40s with a ballroom blitz

Spirit of Ballroom Blitz at Doddington Court. 1940s-style dance troupe the ‘Blitz Dancers’ entertain

Spirit of Ballroom Blitz at Doddington Court. 1940s-style dance troupe the ‘Blitz Dancers’ entertained the residents at Doddington Court. - Credit: Archant

Dancers hit the floor with style when Doddington Court held a ballroom blitz.

Spirit of Ballroom Blitz at Doddington Court. 1940s-style dance troupe the ‘Blitz Dancers’ entertain

Spirit of Ballroom Blitz at Doddington Court. 1940s-style dance troupe the ‘Blitz Dancers’ entertained the residents at Doddington Court. - Credit: Archant

The 1940s themed event saw professional dancers visit a care home to entertain with music, dancing and sing-alongs.

Spirit of Ballroom Blitz at Doddington Court. 1940s-style dance troupe the ‘Blitz Dancers’ entertain

Spirit of Ballroom Blitz at Doddington Court. 1940s-style dance troupe the ‘Blitz Dancers’ entertained the residents at Doddington Court. - Credit: Archant

Sanctuary Extra Care’s Doddington Court, on Benwick Road, played host to the Blitz Dancers who taught residents some old-time communal dances culled from the 1930s and 1940s.

Spirit of Ballroom Blitz at Doddington Court. 1940s-style dance troupe the ‘Blitz Dancers’ entertain

Spirit of Ballroom Blitz at Doddington Court. 1940s-style dance troupe the ‘Blitz Dancers’ entertained the residents at Doddington Court. - Credit: Archant

Extra care manager Julie Booker said: “This is a perfect chance for residents to discover – or maybe even relive – a few dance hall numbers from decades gone by, brush up on their dance steps and learn some new ones.”

Spirit of Ballroom Blitz at Doddington Court. 1940s-style dance troupe the ‘Blitz Dancers’ entertain

Spirit of Ballroom Blitz at Doddington Court. 1940s-style dance troupe the ‘Blitz Dancers’ entertained the residents at Doddington Court. Residents enjoying the dancing. - Credit: Archant

The Sanctuary Supported Living group provides accommodation and support to over 6,000 disadvantaged or vulnerable people nationwide whose needs cannot be met in general needs accommodation.

Spirit of Ballroom Blitz at Doddington Court. 1940s-style dance troupe the ‘Blitz Dancers’ entertain

Spirit of Ballroom Blitz at Doddington Court. 1940s-style dance troupe the ‘Blitz Dancers’ entertained the residents at Doddington Court. - Credit: Archant


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