Dancers can step up to support Lakelands Hospice

Nene Valley Dance Academy students taking part in Lakelands Got to Dance 2014
Nene Valley Dance Academy students taking part in Lakelands Got to Dance 2014

Dancers are invited to step up and take part in a big fundraising event in aid of Lakelands Hospice in Corby.

The Got To Dance for Lakelands competition is being staged by Nene Valley Dance Academy, which has a studio in Elizabeth Street in the town centre.

Choreographer and dancer Ryan Jenkins, who appeared in BBC1’s So You Think You Can Dance and Sky 1’s Got To Dance shows, will be one of the judges.

He will be joined by Lizzie Gough, the academy’s patron, who also appeared on So You Think You Can Dance.

The fundraiser is being held at the Rockingham Forest Best Western Hotel, Corby, on September 19, starting at 7pm, and contestants are urged to sign up now to take part.

Rebecca Mills, the academy’s administrator, said: “Two of our troupes will be taking part and we’re hoping other schools and academies will enter in up to three categories.

“Individual dancers and duos are also welcome to enter and we would like a good variation of dance styles to be represented, including street, freestyle, ballet, tap, Highland and ballroom.”

On the night, as well as the judges’ trophies, dancers will be competing for an audience award, with people voting for their favourite dance routine of the night.

Last year the event raised £1,500 and was watched by an audience of hundreds.

Paul Marlow, community fundraiser at Lakelands Hospice, said: “We are delighted to be working with the Nene Valley Dance Academy to bring this event to life.

“We’re looking forward to a great evening and there’s plenty time to sign up to take part or book tickets.”

Tickets to watch the show are £4 for adults and £1 for children and the entry fee for dancers is £5. All the proceeds from the event will go to Lakelands.

For more information on call the academy on 01536 204944, email or call Lakelands on 01536 747755.