Keep on dancing

Press Release: 15/09/2014

James Cretney and Cllr Rob Humby at Marwell

The legacy of Step Up! Winchester, the dance competition that challenged local people of all ages to take up dance and become healthier in the process, continues. The contestants and professionals have all been awarded certificates in recognition of their moves.

Winchester City Council presented certificates to participating dance schools as well as VIPs who voluntarily took part in the event. These included:

Winchester City Council’s Leader, Cllr Robert Humby, commented:

It was great to see that dance is thriving in the Winchester District and to personally thank our VIPs for their contribution. Many are still reaping the health benefits of continued dancing.

Jade Moses, Economy and Arts apprentice at Winchester City Council, who also performed at the event, added:

Having never danced before it is a surprise that I have continued dance lessons with Roynon Dance in Swanmore and Firefly Theatre School with other Council colleagues during our lunch break. I have also encouraged all our other VIPs to continue dancing when visiting them as well as my colleagues at the Council.

The well-attended evening in May not only promoted dance but successfully raised
money for the Mayor of Winchester’s Charities and Marwell Wildlife thanks to a generous audience. To watch the highlights of the evening visit the Step Up! Winchester webpage: