Strictly at Daventry

Strictly Daventry.
Strictly Daventry.

All the joys of the ballroom will be coming to the iCon in Daventry with a dancing competition hoping to raise funds for charity.

Strictly Daventry 2013 has been organised by the Kate Fisher Dance Academy and takes place on Friday, July 5 and starts at 8pm.

The event will be compered by BBC Radio Northampton presenter Martin Heath and will take place after the launch of Daventry Arts Festival.

Putting on their dancing shoes are some famous faces in the Daventry community, including Daventry MP Chris Heaton-Harris and former head of police in Daventry Julia Potts alongside Luke Parratt, manager of Daventry Leisure Centre.

Also taking part is Jerome Davies, director of Jerome Davies Photography, Phil Hartley, a bomb disposal expert, footballer Jason Lee, Welton Academy teacher Martha Pinsent, Steph Patching, department manager at Waitrose in Daventry and actor and DJ Kevin McGreevy.

Dancers taking part include Toby Young, Sheldon Kane, Emily Allibone, Harriet Tolhurst, Lottie Mann, Lucy Ashwell, Amy Kennedy and Ryan Brown.

Speaking about the preparation for the event, Kate Fisher said: “The training for Strictly Daventry 2013 is going better than I could have possibly imagined.

“All the contestants are performing challenging routines and it’s been great turning people who thought they had two left feet into real dancers.

“I can’t wait for everyone so see them perform, we have a really good show for you all. Each contestant will perform one solo Latin and one solo ballroom dance with their partner.

“All the dancers partnering the contestants have been trained at Kate Fisher Dance Academy from beginners and are now fabulous.

“Everyone has given up so much of their time for this great cause and I can’t thank them enough!”

The winner will receive the Strictly Daventry 2013 trophy which has been donated by Bishops Court Cobblers and the winning pair will be decided by audience vote.

All the proceeds will go to Support 4 SDR.

SDR is an operation in America that can change the lives of children with cerebral palsy.

It was set up by parents whose children’s lives have been dramatically improved by this operation and are now petitioning the government to make SDR available to all children in the UK with CP through the NHS.

“They also support families by providing information on this operation as many UK doctors are not aware of its benefits.

Physiotherapy is an expensive but necessary follow up to this operation and eventually Support4SDR would like to be able to support the children and NHS with this resource by funding a rehabilitation centre in the UK.

Tickets are available to purchase now by calling 07779 892508 or via any of the contestants or their dance partners.

They are already selling fast so hurry if you don’t want to miss out.

To find out more about the Kate Fisher Dance Academy, visit