The countdown has started to Celebrity Just Dance 2014 following last week’s launch. And celebrity dancers have just 13 weeks to perfect their cha cha cha and waltz in preparation for the big night on December 13.
The event is back for a second year of salsa and sequins in a return of last year’s hugely successful Strictly MK and Strictly MK Junior.
It will be held in association with Bury Farm Equestrian Village, the largest international show arena of its kind, at Slapton, near Milton Keynes.
Last year’s Strictly MK, recognised as one of the the area’s biggest charity fundraisers, raised more than £20,000 for MacMillan Cancer Support and Willen Hospice. Former mayor, Councillor Brian White, and Citizen editor Olga Norford, joined the celebrity dancers.
The celebrity dancers perfecting their steps in preparation for this year’s competition include Paul Tomlinson who founded Mirus IT. When not at work or at home with the family Paul is heavily involved in charity events such as the Three Peaks Challenge. This year he will take on his biggest challenge – an attempt on the Guinness World Record for the longest game of 5-a- side football.
Also taking part is Oliver Dean, breakfast presenter for MKFM. And the golden ticket winner is Amy Gillingham, of Milton Keynes, who will partner professional dancer Alfie Swardorski
The event is being directed by professional dancer and ballroom and Latin dance champion, Accursio Romeo, owner of the JustDance Academy based in Milton Keynes.
He said: “We’re really looking forward to hosting the event for a second year, which is going to be bigger and better. “We’re aiming to raise as much money as possible for MacMillan Cancer Support and Keech Cottage Hospice.
“We are also delighted to have regained the support of our primary schools for our second junior dance competition.
“The enthuasiam and commitment that each student and school displayed has allowed us to continue the Junior JustDance journey.
> For tickets and further details visit the website at www.celebrityjust dance.co.uk
Celebrity JustDance is being held on December 13. For further details visit the website at www.celebrityjust dance.co.uk