Anthony Padgett – The Preston Polka

To provide a dance for people who are isolated in lockdown, Anthony Padgett has created the Preston Polka.

Not only is it a Polka, but also perhaps the worlds first formal dance with a coat-hanger!

Anthony is an painter, sculptor, writer and dance teacher. His dance school Jazz Swing Dance has been running vintage dance classes in Preston for the last 10 years.

About the Preston Polka, Anthony says: “If it puts a smile on peoples faces, or if for just a couple of minutes people who are lonely, or without a partner to dance with feel a sense of connection then it has been a worthwhile project.”