Dancers in step to help theatre cause

The Friends of Lowther held their first monthly tea dance of the year at Lowther Pavilion in Lytham.'Organist Chris Hopkins provides the music.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'12-1-2015

The Friends of Lowther held their first monthly tea dance of the year at Lowther Pavilion in Lytham.'Organist Chris Hopkins provides the music. PIC BY ROB LOCK'12-1-2015

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Dancers stepped out on to the floor to help boost funds being raised to improve Lytham’s theatre.

Teadances staged by the Friends of Lowther Pavilion, whose efforts help foot the bill for ongoing improvements at the venue, resumed their monthly schedule this week after a break for the festive season.

The Friends of Lowther held their first monthly tea dance of the year at Lowther Pavilion in Lytham.'A packed dance floor.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'12-1-2015

The Friends of Lowther held their first monthly tea dance of the year at Lowther Pavilion in Lytham.'A packed dance floor. PIC BY ROB LOCK'12-1-2015

Chris Hopkins, organist at Blackpool Tower, provides the musical backing for a wide variety of dances and organisers say new participants are always welcome.

Janet Radcliffe, chairman of the Friends of Lowther Pavilion group, said: “Chris provides wonderful music and the dances always go down well. More people are always welcome to join us.”

Lowther manager Roger McCann added: “A tea dance was being staged on my very first day here and I was really impressed.

“It is good to see them back for the new year.”

The tea dances, which run from 2pm to 5pm, are held monthly up to and including May, with the next dates coming up February 9, March 9, April 13 and May 18.

Ticket details from the Lowther box office are available by calling (01253) 794221.