Contestants sought for Strictly Come Dancing inspired competition in Lincoln

A Strictly Come Dancing themed competition is coming to Lincoln early next year, with novice dancers set to master the Rumba and Quickstep for charity.

Organised by St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, training for the Strictly Ballroom will begin on Sunday, January 17 at St Johns Baptist Church Hall on Sudbrooke Drive from 5.30pm – 6.30pm.

Contestants will work to perfect their routines before performing them in front of an audience and judging panel at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC) on Sunday, April 3.

Children aged between eight and 16 will also compete in their own version of the popular dance competition on the same day alongside their adult counterparts.

Training for Lincoln Strictly Kidz starts also begins on January 17 at the same location from 4pm – 5pm, with the children learning the Tango and Balmoral Blues over the ten week period.

A third dance programme returns in the New Year in Grantham, beginning on January 13.

Events manager Becky Otter said: “Strictly Ballroom is a vibrant and fun event that enables our contestants to learn new skills and make new friends.

“Our first ever dance competition was held six years ago and since then we have raised over £56,000.

“It brings together our community who surprise us each year with their support and generosity.

“Our professional dance teachers will be by their side every step of the way as our contestants learn the routines over a period of ten weeks. They then compete in front of a live audience and a judging panel as they battle it out to be crowned the strictly champions.

“Our finales are always a sell-out and we are very grateful to our local community for their support and generosity.”

Registration is £5 per competitor, with adults being asked to raise a minimum of £100 each and children £50 each for the competition.

Click here to sign up to the Lincoln adults dance lessons.

To register for the Lincoln Strictly Kidz programme, click here.

For more information contact Becky Otter on becky.otter@stbarnabashospice.co.uk or call 01522 559516.