St Barnabas Lincolnshire hospice is searching for adult and child novice dancers to take part in their Strictly Ballroom fundraisers. Adult competitors will learn the Jive and Melody Foxtrot whilst children will tackle the Cha-Cha-Cha and Paso Doble.
Contestants will learn the dance routines over ten weeks before competing 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, professional dance teacher from Premier Dance.
Becky Otter, Event Manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, said:
“St Barnabas Strictly Ballroom has become a pinnacle fundraiser in our events calendar; it is an event I am very proud of. Last year the event raised an incredible £10,000 for hospice care. This year we have introduced a children’s version called Strictly Kids and we hope this will bring even greater success to our Strictly fundraiser.”
Strictly Kids is on the hunt for 50 junior novice dancers, aged 8 – 16, from schools across Lincoln. The adult and child dancer’s will perform in the grand finale which is to be held at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre on the 29th March 2015.
Becky said: “The children’s event guarantees to be as spectacular as our popular Strictly Ballroom event. The diddy dancers will receive free tuition from professional dance teachers from Premier Dance every Sunday evening.
“As the dance lessons are completely free we ask each child to try to raise £50 for the hospice. So we are asking, could your child be crowned the St Barnabas Cha-Cha-Champion?”
Training for Strictly Kidz and Strictly Ballroom commences on the 18th January at St Johns Baptist Church Hall, Sudbrooke Drive, Lincoln.
Becky concludes: “What I love about Strictly Ballroom is that it appeals to people of all ages. The rigorous dance rehearsals require a commitment from the contestants which will ensure an entertaining evening at the glitzy grand finale to be enjoyed by the whole family.”
Registration is £5.00 per person. Both finales will be held on Sunday 29th March at The LPAC Lincoln. The children’s event will be the matinee performance and adults in the evening.