Care Home Residents Do the Twist at Vintage Tea Dance! - Ideal Carehomes

Care Home Residents Do the Twist at Vintage Tea Dance!

Staff and residents from Ebor Court care home in York channelled their inner Fred and Ginger at the home’s first ever Vintage Tea Dance.

Taking place in the care home’s lounge, staff, residents and guests dressed in their best 50s outfits, put on their blue suede shoes and jived to the musical talents of live entertainer, Miss Lily Lovejoy.

Shane Talbot, the Home Manager at Ebor Court, said, ‘Ebor Court’s Vintage Tea Dance went down a storm.

‘Our residents love to dance, especially when we invite live performers into the home, so we wanted to give them a special event where they could jitterbug, rock ‘n’ roll and boogie-woogie.

‘The day couldn’t have been any better; everyone was smiling, dancing, and singing along to Miss Lily Lovejoy’s fabulous performance. We can’t wait until the next event in December!’

89-year-old resident, June Falkingham, added, ‘The Vintage Tea Dance was just perfect! Everyone danced their hearts out. It was a wonderful day, we all enjoyed it very much.’

Ebor Court’s next Vintage Tea Dance will be on 8th December from 14:30. All are welcome to dress up, hit the dancefloor and enjoy homemade refreshments with the residents at Ebor Court.

To find out more, you can call 01904 782 708, or email

Ebor Court, operated by Ideal Carehomes, is a residential and dementia care home, rated ‘GOOD’ by the Care Quality Commission. All bedrooms in the care homes are en-suite, enabling staff to deliver person-centred care in a dignified manner, promoting independence as far as possible. Ideal Carehomes was named the winner of the Large Residential Care category in the Laing Buisson Awards 2022.