More than 80 novice dancers attended our first ever “Charity Lindy-Hop Dance Night” last Saturday evening. The new school hall in Walkern played host to professional dance teachers Debbie and Paul, who demonstrated some excellent “Jitterbug” moves and then invited attendees to participate. There was a lot of enthusiasm and laughter and some “natural-born” dancers.
During the interval, dancers were treated to a buffet whilst the charity raffle was called. First prize of a ticket to Twinwood Vintage Festival in August was claimed by Tansy and Molly.There were spot prizes of complimentary dance lessons for two lucky couples Brenda and Demetri, and Alison Borthwick and husband, awarded to the most enthusiastic or skilful dancers of the evening. There were also spot prizes of beauty treatments (kindly donated by Louise McCormick of Herts Beauty Boutique) won by Jan Geggus and Tansy and Molly (again) for their best authentic “vintage” outfits.
The second half of the evening was a Charleston Master Class, which again caused much hilarity but was mastered after a half an hour’s concentration and determination.
Thanks so much to everyone who came and joined in the fun. We raised £1,208.00 towards Nigel’s £2,000.00 target for his Aspire Charity Placement in the forthcoming April London Marathon. All funds go to Aspire and Cancer Hair Care. Thanks to everyone who donated a raffle prize, to Brewery Tea Room helpers and also to Walkern Primary School who very generously allowed the use of their hall.
Dancing was the easy part; now Nigel has the hard part, to run 26.2 miles, fuelled by all your support and generosity.
Thanks again and keep dancing!
Please sponsor Nigel at https://www.justgiving.com/Nigel-Strongitharm
Photographs and videos of the dancing are on https://www.flickr.com/gp/136421129@N05/SeEiDM