LET'S GET GRIMSBY DANCING! – Strictly winner Joanne Clifton to lead Grimsby Lockdown dance workshops, offered free to the public
Runs for 10 weeks, from Thursday 21 Jan – Thursday 25 March 7pm – 7.45pm
Strictly sensation Joanne Clifton has partnered with culture company The Culture House to offer a series of Lockdown dance workshops especially for Grimsby’s residents.Joanne will lead the free sessions for adults on-line, on a Thursday evening for ten weeks, offering an insight into her dancing world and an introduction to ballroom and Latin styles including salsa, samba and tango.
There is no need to have a partner to hand, as these sessions can be enjoyed 'solo'.
During the first four sessions, Joanne will focus on teaching different, easy-to-follow dances. For the remaining six weeks, participants will collaborate with the Strictly star to learn a new dance, to be performed together on-line as part of the St Andrew’s Hospice Danceathon, over the weekend of March 26 and 27.
This “Let's Get Grimsby Dancing!” programme, made possible with funding from Arts Council England, is the latest in a series of events and activities produced by Grimsby-based arts organisation The Culture House, designed to support residents through the effects of the pandemic.
Culture House director, Charlotte Bowen said: “We’re of course delighted to have Joanne on board with us, to help bring some enjoyment to people over the next few weeks and months.
“As a highly professional dancer born in Grimsby, taught by her own parents Keith and Judy Clifton and now of Strictly ‘fame’, we have no doubt that Jo will make the perfect Lockdown dance coach, bringing her sparkly personality to a series of fun and uplifting workshops to help us to dance the blues away”
Joanne said: ““Wow! I am soooooo ready to keep dancing in Lockdown with the fab-u-lous people of Grimsby, my beloved home town! We’re going to have such fun AND keep fit AND have a whole dance ready to perform at the Dancethon! I’m so grateful to the Culture House and to the Arts Council for making this happen. Fellow Grimbarians! Let’s forget about our troubles this Lockdown, and come together as town to show just how great our Great Grimsby can be !”
Week 1: SALSA !
Let’s start by getting that Lockdown body moving and grooving, shimmying and shaking! Not much technique just a whole lot of fun!
Week 2: JIVE
Learn the dance that earned us the first 10s of the series in 2016 and then in the FINAL. It’s fast, energetic, you’ll sweat but you’ll smile ! And don’t worry ... it’s an easy version of it !
Week 3: CHARLESTON
Let’s get that SWIVEL going ! I danced this with Scott Mills in 2014, and if he picked it up , YOU most certainly can! Charleston is cheeky, fun and easy .. you’ll find yourselves swivelling forever more!
Week 4: American Smooth Foxtrot
Another dance we did in the final! It got the approval of Gene Kelly’s wife !!!! Full of grace, style and class, you’ll feel like a right Hollywood Star !
For information about other Culture House Lockdown projects, visit http://www.theculturehouse.co.uk/current-projects/
Tickets for Lockdown Dance workshops for Grimsby with Strictly star Joanne Clifton can be booked here.
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