Search

Free 40-page supplement celebrating the Queen’s record reign in this week’s Recorder

On sale now

Beckton hospice calls for dancers

11:00 24 August 2012

Stewart Birnie and Leigh Evans, winners of  last year

Stewart Birnie and Leigh Evans, winners of last year's event

Archant

Amateur dancers are being urged to sign up for a competition that will give them the ‘buzz’ of performing live.

Stewart Birnie from south London, wants people to put their names down for Take To The Floor with Richard House Children’s Hospice in November and December.

Stewart and dance partner Leigh Evans triumphed in the event last year as they performed their Jive in front of more than 450 people at the Royal National Hotel, in Russell Square, central London.

This year he is a judge and says it’s time for others to follow in his fast and fanciful footsteps.

He said: “I had such an amazing time last year. I still remember all the excitement backstage among all the dancers – it was electric. Everyone was supporting each other; it was just fantastic.

“I had no idea we would win the event and we were elated to come away with the first prize. Now I’m acting as one of the judges I’ll know what the dancers will have gone through. Don’t worry though, I promise to be nice to everyone.”

The competition offers amateur dancers of all abilities the chance to learn two new Latin and Ballroom dances over six weeks of free lessons.

Couples will then take to the floor to perform in the final dance off in the Britannia Hotel, in Canary Wharf, on either November 28 or December 13.

Event organiser Ben Alonso said: “We knew we had to bring the event back after it was such a huge success last year and now we are looking for 100 people to sign up.”

Entry costs £50 with a minimum sponsorship of £300 plus the sale of six £10 tickets to friends and family.

You can sign up for Take To The Floor until October. Call Ben on 020 7540 0230 or email him at BenA@richardhouse.org.uk for an information pack.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

17:06
A paramilitary police officer carries the lifeless body of Aylan Kurdi, 3, after a number of migrants died and a smaller number were reported missing after boats carrying them to the Greek island of Kos capsized. Picture: AP Photo/DHA/PA Images

MPs Stephen Timms and Lyn Brown have both called for Britain to accept more refugees on a day when photographs of a drowned boy in Turkey have shocked the world.

David Cameron
How the Olympic Stadium will look once West Ham move in

The government has rejected a plea by supporters of eight London football clubs to open an inquiry into West Ham FC’s tenancy of the former Olympic stadium.

Newham Council
Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a violent assault in Barking

Police have arrested a man in Waltham Forest in connection with a fire in Forest Gate this morning.

London Ambulance Service
Student architects will work on the Millennium Mills site

Architecture students at the University of East London are set to benefit from real world experience in shaping the future of a corner of Newham.

University of East London

Most read news

Competitions

Happy viewing!

MyOffers are giving you that chance to win an amazing Samsung 55” Curve HD TV.

Read more
Get ready to take in the beautiful sights of London from above!

Are you always seeking unique ways to see your favourite city? This one is for you.

Read more

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder