Yes, the Glitz and Glamour of our very own Strictly Dance will be coming to Willow Wood.
If you've ever watched the TV and wanted to strut your stuff around the dance floor, then this is the event for you! Whether you love the staccato movements of the Argentine Tango, want to sizzle in a Rumba or thrill us with your American Smooth we'd love to have you take part.
Like the programme itself, you'll be competing in front of a panel of judges and there'll be a live audience watching your every move. So, if you want to sparkle in sequins or swirl a cape in the Paso sign up now!
We're looking for five couples (singletons can apply, but will be paired with a partner selected from other single applicants) who must commit to learning a dance routine over a period of six weeks before performing in front a live audience at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in Oldham on Friday 11 March 2022.
It's going to be a very special evening; in addition to the audience there will be a panel of judges awarding you points after your routine.
You'll be able to invite your friends and family to cheer you on. Tickets for the evening are just £35, including a welcome drink, a delicious two course meal, table favours, great entertainment as well as the dancing and a commemorative programme.
As this is going to be such a special occasion, we are hoping you will be able to raise substantial funds to support our care.
There'll be a get-to-know each evening before training commences. We will also provide hair and make-up on the day itself, and there will be a professional video of the evening itself.
We're also looking for dance schools or teachers to support us with this event.
Everyone signing up will be novice dancers and we need your support to get them to the competition. We're looking for schools to train the beginners in ballroom, Latin, street dance or musical theatre - a great mix of styles.
Could you commit to one hour of training each week for six weeks to help your local Hospice?
We've already got two dance schools, Accent Dance Company and Tycoons Academy on board, but are asking for your support to train one, or at most two, couples.
Training won't start until the New Year, so won't impact on any Christmas shows you may have planned.
In return, we will promote your business to the best of our ability and, of course, you will be helping to raise vitally needed funds to support our care.
Interested? Please contact our fundraiser Laura by ringing on 0161 330 7788 or email email@example.com for more information.
If you'd like to support Strictly Dance but don't want to enter the competition there are other ways to help.
There are sponsorship opportunities, either as a headline sponsor or by sponsoring part of the evening. Your generosity, if you do become involved this way, would mean that more of the funds raised would come direct to Willow Wood and help us care.
Alternatively, we'd be very grateful for raffle prizes, such as the fantastic Land Rover Experience gifted to us by Guy Salmon Jaguar Land Rover Stockport.
Thank you to our sponsors: