Shall We Dance and Essentially Dance are two programmes inspired by dance champions Darren Bennett and Lilia Kopylova, stars of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing show, that are run by North East Lincolnshire Council's Specialist Health Promotion Team.
Essentially Dance trains teachers to teach waltz, cha cha cha, jive and quickstep in schools while Shall We Dance encourages older people to use Latin and ballroom dancing as a way to socialise and keep fit.
The two programmes are coming together to showcase dances from several schools, adult dance groups and professional dancers. There will also be a chance for everyone to take to the floor and join in a cha cha cha and a quickstep. Darren Bennett will compere the event and lead everyone in a final dance.
Laura Peggs, programme coordinator said, "The dancing has been a great success; children in school and more senior participants have really taken to it. Dancing is a really great way to get moving and increase activity whatever age you are. Latin and ballroom are energetic, social and improves fitness, coordination and control."
The Showcase takes place at the Grimsby Auditorium on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 from 5.30 pm. Tickets are available from the Auditorium and cost just £3.00.
If you would like to find out about you nearest dance group contact the Family Information Service on 0800 18 303 17 or Specialist Health Promotion Service on (01472) 325941.