Novice dancers have been putting their best foot forward for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice
St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice will be hosting their annual Strictly Kidz and Strictly Ballroom fundraisers on Sunday 3rd April at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre.
Over the past 10 weeks, 34 adults have been learning the Rumba and the Quickstep and 32 children have been learning the Tango and the Swing.
Contestants will compete on stage in front of a live audience and a judging panel consisting of; Aggi Doughty, winner of Strictly Ballroom in 2011 and 2012 and Andrew Pigg and Ursula Barker, dance instructors from Premier Dance.
Anxiously anticipating the show’s finale, the Strictly Ballroom contestants all have very individual reasons for signing up to the fundraiser.
Rebecca Homer, 46, from Lincoln, said:
“Mark and I decided to take part to learn a new skill, spend some quality time together and most importantly to raise funds for a local charity and who doesn’t like a bit of strictly! The support from our friends and family has been amazing.”
Graham Turner, 61, from Horncastle, said:
“I’m dancing to make a difference in the quality of people’s lives. Any audience will be contributing to a fantastic local community asset and will enjoy a musical evening of fun, laughter and maybe even, a bit of something resembling dancing.”
Danusia Olbinson, from Nettleham, said:
“I’m taking part in memory of my dear Dad and to support a great cause. St Barnabas were a great help and comfort to our family during his illness and passing and it’s a pleasure to be able to raise money for them again.”
Becky Otter, Events Manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, said:
“What I love most about Strictly Ballroom and Strictly Kidz is watching the contestants’ progress. They start with two left feet and by the end of the ten weeks, they have mastered both dances.
“The sense of achievement on the children’s faces is priceless. I also commend all of the dancers as taking part in strictly requires a huge amount of commitment to ensure that the event is a success.”
Limited tickets are available for the strictly style fundraisers. Strictly kidz commences at 1pm and Strictly Ballroom starts at 7pm.
Tickets for the adults show can be purchased at www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/strictlyfinal
Tickets for the children’s show can be purchased at www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/strictlykidzfinale16
Ticket prices for both events are £10 for adults and £5 for children.