Strictly MK 2013 & Strictly Junior MK 2013

Strictly Milton Keynes 2013JustDance hosted the first ever Strictly Come Dancing style event ‘Strictly MK 2013′ & ‘Strictly Junior MK 2013′. The weekend of 26th/27th October 2013 was a weekend not to of been missed. Bury Farm Equestrian Village arena was converted into a magical showcase ballroom, an audience of 1600 supporting the 2 charities – MacMillan Cancer Support and Willen Hospice. JustDance had created and co-organised this event solely to raise 100% funds for our 2 charities. The Saturday 26th October 2013, The evening was a star studded evening.

We had support by famous celebrities such as Andrew Castle, Matt Baker, Strictly Milton Keynes Venue 2013 Strictly MK Venue 2013 Strictly MK 2013Richard Arnold a few to mention. We were fortunate to gain world class Ballroom & Latin dancers to take part as our professionals and also support from our local celebrities who took part: Gail Emms, Jonno Davies, Anne-Marie Davies, Natalie B, Olga Norford, Alan Dugard, Cllr.Brian White (Mayor of Milton Keynes), Jeremy Hicks, Mark Booth, Mark Girven, Matt Mitchell, Micheal Decesare, Anne Gambles, Gathy Higgins, Charlie Dugard. The Celebrities and Pro Dancers had only 8 weeks to learn a Waltz and a Cha Cha plus a free style of their choice. Once they had finished their dances on the night, they were judged by our 4 judges and also the audience via text message. The winners were crowned ‘Mark Girven and pro dnacer Caitlin Clancy’. A fantastic night fun for all and finished with an after party by top DJ’s.

Strictly Junior Milton Keynes 2013 Sunday 27th October 2013, this day was a little different….again the first ever ‘Strictly Juniors MK 2013′. We had 8 schools, consisting of 13 teams taking part: class="border-1" style="margin:20px 20px 20px 0px;float:left;" />Charles Warren Academy, Bushfield Middle School, Loughton Primary School, Oxley Park Academy, Priory Rise Primary School, Rickley Park Academy, Stanton Middle School, Two Mile Ash. A fantastic group of schools and a pleasure to work with. The children, schools, teachers and parents worked hard to get them to this event with the practices, outfits, shoes, hair and make up. Each school had to learn a Waltz and Cha Cha routines. After months Strictly Junior Milton Keynes Venue 2013 Strictly Junior Milton Keynes Venue 2013 Strictly Junior Milton Keynes Venue 2013 of practicing, it was time to show the judges and audience how good they where. JustDance felt privileged to be a part but also created the community feeling with the dancing across MK. The winners of this first of a kind event were Bushfield Middle School. Each child that was involved were rewarded a medal.

We had raised over £26,000 that weekend for MacMillan Cancer Support and Willen Hospice. A big thank you goes to Alan & Charlie Dugard for sponsoring their prestigious Equestrian Arena for the 2 days. All sponsors that gifted or raised money a big thank you!!

David Lloyd, Heart FM, All about Weight, Signature, DansCouture, International Dance Shoes, Citizen MK, Frosts, Oliver James Garden Rooms, Twigden Assets, Pure Class, 360 Promotions, Franco’s Ices, Decesares, Fast Signs, MKDons, Enyo Law...

We were also told that this event was classed as Buckinghamshires biggest charity event of its kind, and this year we are going bigger!!……watch this space!