Get dancing to help Leeds hospice

Wannabe dancers who fancy following in the footsteps of their favourite Strictly Come Dancing stars have the chance to twinkle their toes and raise money for Martin House Hospice..

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 13th September 2017, 6:15 am
TWINKLE TOES: Sign up to take part in Martin House Hospice's Strictly Get Dancing event.
TWINKLE TOES: Sign up to take part in Martin House Hospice's Strictly Get Dancing event.

Martin House is preparing for its own version – Strictly Get Dancing – but needs one more couple to put on the glitter and glamour, and prepare to dazzle on the dancefloor.

The show takes place at the Engine Shed in Wetherby on Saturday November 4 and couples undergo six weeks of rehearsals on Sundays at Danceology in Wetherby with danced teacher Jean Harvey, starting on Sunday September 24.

Bhranti Naik, Martin House fundraiser and Strictly Get Dancing organiser, said: “It doesn’t matter if you have never set foot on a dancefloor before, or if you attend a regular club or class. Strictly Get Dancing is a chance to learn a new skill, get fit, have fun, but most importantly to raise money for Martin House. Dancing and music is a joyful thing, and Martin House is a joyful place, so it’s a fantastic way to support us.”

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Martin House cares for children and young people with life-limiting conditions – and their families – in West, North and East Yorkshire, at its hospice, in hospitals and in their own homes.

Couples taking part in Strictly Get Dancing pledge to raise a minimum of £500, and will perform a group jive, a quick step and a Charleston on the evening. They will face a panel of judges including Martin House ambassadors ITV Calendar presenter Christine Talbot and Emmerdale’s Jeff Hordley, and head judge Laura Hatton of Northern Ballet.

For more information, or to sign up to take part, contact Bhranti at [email protected] or call 01937 844569.