Couples challenged to enter dance competition for Martin House – Harrogate Informer

Couples are challenged to show off their best moves as Martin House Children’s Hospice launches the search for its next Strictly Get Dancing champions.

Just as Strictly Come Dancing hits our screens, Martin House is launching its own search for couples to learn to dance for its popular fundraiser.

Dancers will learn a quick step, samba and a Charleston, before performing in front of friends and family – and a panel of judges – on the big show night in March.

Maddie Bentley, Event Fundraising Manager at Martin House, said:

Strictly Get Dancing is one of the most rewarding experiences to take part in.

Our dancers always have an amazing time learning a new skill and making new friends while training for competition.

After enjoying all the thrills and entertainment of the TV show, contestants will learn the dances over the six weeks leading up to the event.
They will also raise sponsorships to support Martin House, which cares for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions.

The hospice provides respite, emergency, symptom control and end-of-life care to children and their families in West, North and East Yorkshire, as well as bereavement support .

Maddie added:

Our last Strictly Get Dancing raised over £30,000, and we hope to raise even more this time around, so we can continue to provide the specialist support that children and their families need.

We are looking for couples who want to take on a new challenge and have fun while raising funds for this vital service.

In addition to couples, colleagues and friends can team up to participate in Strictly Get Dancing.

It costs £60 per couple to enter, and each pair of dancers are invited to raise a minimum of £500 in sponsorship. To find out more and to register, visit