Torvill and Dean dance tribute to be staged in Corby

A dance tribute to Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean is to be performed at Corby's Highland Gathering and people can learn the steps and take part on the day.

A dance tribute to Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean is to be performed at Corby's Highland Gathering and people can learn the steps and take part on the day.

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A dance tribute to Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean is to be performed at Corby’s Highland Gathering and people can learn the steps and take part on the day.

A video guide to the steps for the Live Bolero dance tribute, also being staged in Nottingham and Skegness, is now available online for people who want to join in.

It is 30 years since the pair wowed the watching world with their gold medal routine at the Sarajevo winter Olympics.

Now it is hoped people from all walks of life will take the chance to be involved in the tribute commissioned by Dance4 and the Foundation for Community Dance for the Big Dance Weekend.

Choreographer Jeanefer Jean Charles, who has created the routine, said: “Just give it a try. It is fun and easy to do. Whether you are five or 55 plus, this viral dance experience has something to offer everyone.

“It will make you smile so just give it a go. No dance experience is necessary and you can learn the steps on your own or in a group. If you’re feeling unsure then there will be a free 30-minute workshop before the performance, where professional dancers will rehearse the routine.”

Paul Russ, chief executive of Dance4, said: “We are really excited about this unique project and hope people from all aspects of life will take the chance to be part of it.

“They might be office workers, students, people from public services or just members of the public who fancy having some fun and being part of a very special event.”

Anyone interested in taking part should email stuart@dance4.co.uk saying they want to be part of Bolero Live and they will be sent a link to the film.

They then simply learn the routine and turn up on the day to join in with everyone else.

Live Bolero will be part of the SO Festival in Skegness, the Highland Gathering in Corby on July 13 and as part of In Notts We Love Dance in Nottingham.

For more information go to www.dance4.co.uk