Keep on dancing
Press Release: 15/09/2014
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:
- Professor Joy Carter, Vice Chancellor of the University of Winchester, with Platform School of Dance
- James Cretney, Chief Executive from Marwell Wildlife in Colden Common, with NuTango who teach Argentine Tango.
- David Gibbons from Denplan, one of Winchester’s largest private sector employers, with Silvia from Salsa y Sol.
- Jane Fish, Managing Director of the Ministry of Fish, Marketing and Advertising Agency, with another seven parents of dancers at Integr8 dance school.
- The winners from The Carroll Centre in Stanmore - Eloisa Broadbent and Kat Goodchild who performed their impressive hip-hop moves with The Firefly Theatre School.
- And Jade Moses and Chandler Divers, apprentices from Winchester City Council, with Roynon Dance.
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: www.winchester.gov.uk/community/arts/step-up-winchester.