chester

Chester 01244 405 555

Grosvenor Court
Foregate Street Chester
Cheshire CH1 1HG
DX: 19990 Chester

shrewsbury

Shrewsbury 01743 443043

Lakeside House
Oxon Business Park
Shrewsbury SY3 5HJ
DX: 148563 Shrewsbury 14

Greater Manchester 0333 241 6886

Kennedy House,
31 Stamford St,
Altrincham WA14 1ES

29th April, 2015

My Incredible Strictly Come Dancing Journey


Claire House Does Strictly Come Dancing 2015

I must say a few words about my incredible journey to become a dancer (of sorts!) on Saturday night (25th April 2015) at The Titanic, Liverpool. Over 400 people were present to watch me and my lovely pro Linus Backstrom do the American Smooth Quick Step.

The routine had been broken down into 3 sections 11 weeks ago for me to learn and when I saw what I had to do I started to regret ever saying I would take part. Not only did I have one of the fastest dances but also very complicated footwork and posture positioning to think about, and it all made even hard by having a song to dance to that I had never heard before. Not to mention the evening dance classes when I have such a busy schedule.

With support from family and friends and Headliners dance school I came a very long way in an 11 week period with an hour or two each week to knit the dance together and plenty of dancing round my kitchen in my pjs.

Then on week 8 came the lift….crash mats were put out and, having thought a lift would be easy, I suddenly found myself legs a straddle, upside down on my pro’s back with my skirt round my head in a far from lady like finish.

All of that aside it was ‘alright on the night’ and this fantastic event raised just under £50k for Claire House Children’s Hospice, which as Chair of the charity I am extremely proud of.

For all of the other dance competitors reading this, I want to say very well done to all of you. It was a really tough thing to do and a proper challenge that we all rose to on the night. A special congratulations has to go to Jayne O’Gorman from Azure who came second on the night with her beautiful Austrian Waltz and Simon Brander from Multisol who came first with the Tango.

To all of our supporters can I take this opportunity to say a massive THANK YOU!

To view the slideshow of some photos of the event please click here (some systems require you to choose save and then open)



Contact Us

You might also be interested in...

A Sponsor Licence and Skilled Workers: Employing overseas nationals

22nd November, 2022

With a growing labour shortage in the UK, it is becoming more prevalent for UK businesses to begin... Read More »

Health and Care Worker

Routes to the UK: The Health and Care Worker Visa

22nd November, 2022

It is well reported that the UK has been experiencing labour shortages in the health sector for a... Read More »

The World Cup 2022: HR and employment law issues employers may face

18th November, 2022

With the 2022 FIFA World Cup just around the corner, and a month of football ahead, our employment... Read More »

Contact Us