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Delphi Ballroom Dance Club

The club was formed 35 years ago as Lucas Ballroom Dance club. We have Sequence Lessons and Ballroom practice on Monday evenings and Ballroom and Latin Lessons on Thursday evenings at Delphi Sports and Social Club in Chilton. We hold party nights several times a year and run Saturday Dances and a New Years Eve party night at the Great Cornard Upper School.


We are a group of people who enjoy having a good time and welcome new members especially couples who would like to start as beginners or couples that would like to improve there dancing. If you are interested please ‘phone Sue Baxter (01787) 227876 for further information


Delphi Ballroom Dance Club (21 April 2003)



Fortnightly Tea Dancers

The dancers came together some six years ago at a time when North Street School, Sudbury was under threat of closure to make way for a car parking area and this group supported the S-O-S, Save Our School, campaign by organising regular tea dances in the schools main hall.


Music for our first session was provided free of charge by Ray Hume and fifty local residents who felt strongly about the cause of S-O-S attended this occasion, but sadly we were obliged to abandon the school but the nucleus of the friendly group of dancers made it clear to me that they wished to continue with the ballroom and sequence dancing. Arrangements were made with Sudbury Town Hall, and more recently Delphi Sports & Social Club which is a very popular venue and attracts visitors from a wide area and indirectly benefits the local economy as many enjoy a day out in Sudbury.


One of the rewarding aspects of our dances is the number of friendships which have developed, also we have to date raised nearly £20,000 for local charities and good causes which includes £7870 for St. Nicholas’ Hospice. Dances are from 2pm to 4:15pm and admission is only £3-00 inclusive of tea, coffee & biscuits so please come along even if you cannot dance. For further details please call me on (01787) 319006.


John Sayers - Tea Dance Organiser (20 July 2005)