Katie entertains us in style at Galsworthy House

On the 7th September, residents at Galsworthy House care home in Kingston upon Thames were happy to welcome Katie, an entertainer back for another visit.

Katie and her mum Judy were newcomers to Galsworthy House last month but she returned back by popular demand. Judy sang and played guitar, whilst Katie sang and tap danced. Katie has now decided to also work on her own and provide entertainment at care homes. She started dancing at the age of three; she trained in ballet, tap, modern and jazz at centre stage studio in Whitton. Katie took dance exams in all disciplines up until the age of 16, she also competed in Dance festivals in duets and trios, and she also joined a musical theatre group called the young set which was run by Bonnie Langford’s mother Babette Langford at the age of 7.

When Katie turned 18 she quit dancing and performing arts due to the pressure and left her passion for dancing. During this time she went into different industries, care work being one. She missed dancing throughout these years, at the age of 27 she took an intermediate ballroom course at Pineapple Studios in Covent Garden which made her realise she must start dancing again.

Tap dancing was always her favourite, she loves musicals and said she gets her inspiration from the great legends Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire.

Katie loves dancing and says there is no better feeling than making people happy; she certainly made everyone at Galsworthy House happy!

She tap danced to “singing in the rain” Cabaret and others, she interacted with the residents singing “Perhaps, Perhaps” by Doris Day, and ‘We’ll meet again’ by Vera Lynn.  Flags were passed around for the residents to sway their arms along to the music.

Activity organiser Sue asked several residents if they would like Katie to return. Their immediate response was they would be delighted and very pleased as she gives out a very lively fun happy show, in which our residents are engaged from start to finish which is exactly what we all look forward. We held this activity was held in our Richmond Room and eagerly look forward to Katie’s return at the end of December.

Galsworthy House provides the highest standards of residential, nursing and dementia care for up to 72 elderly residents. Located in a prime position on Kingston Hill, the home enjoys wonderful views over Richmond Park, the largest Royal Park in London.

If you would like to find out more about life at Galsworthy House, our events and activities, or would like to arrange a visit to our home, please contact us on 0808 223 5506 or email manager.galsworthy@CaringHomes.org.

Galsworthy House

Home Manager

Graeme Redshaw

Address

177 Kingston Hill,
Kingston Upon Thames,
Surrey,
KT2 7LX

Contact
0808 223 5506
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