There were no lonely hearts at one of the most popular Seniors Festival events on Thursday afternoon.
Men in uniform from the NSW Police, Australian Army and NSW Fire and Rescue danced with women at the Lady Mayoress Afternoon Tea Dance event in Wollongong Town Hall.
Seniors Festival committee chair Joni Braham said the event was popular because many older residents loved getting together to dance and enjoyed the entertainment.
"It was a great, free day out," Ms Braham said. "We hope the event shows that it is not that bad to hit 70 years of age.
"You are never too old to dance.
"It was also wonderful to see so many Aboriginal elders at the event."
Ms Braham said the servicemen came to the event to dance with women who did not have a partner.
Gwynneville's Susan Yates danced with Fire and Rescue NSW Wollongong's Rob Maciejowski.
She enjoyed the event because dancing was her new hobby.
"It was lovely to dance and talk with the firefighter," she said.
"I regretted not coming to the event last year. It is a chance to meet new people and meet up with friends.
"Dancing helps keep dementia at bay. It is a relaxed event."
Ms Yates has also joined in on other Seniors Festival events such as the Bush Dance Taster at the Wongawilli Community Hall and loved it.
Erica Rahn spent a lot of time on the dance floor and had many laughs. She attended the event for the first time accompanied by friends.
"I love to dance," she said. "When I hear music I just have to get up and dance."
Attendees were entertained by the Edmund Rice College band, Silverbells and Just Dance Illawarra dance groups and were served afternoon tea by students from St Mary Star of the Sea College.