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Strictly Come Holloway: A Dancing Extravaganza

The Ballroom and Latin Dancesport Society put on a spectacular show to end the year, all in honour of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

Strictly Come Holloway was a night full of sparkles, charity and fun, as five ‘Big Names on Campus’ joined members of the Ballroom and Latin Dancesport Society, to compete for the trophy. On arrival, the audience were given a glass of prosecco and settled down to watch the dancing.

First to dance was the couple, Ariana Jane Zucchi and Ronan Jennings, dancing the Jive. It was fun and energetic and just made you want to be up there with them.

Next was Daniel Jones and Philippa Wilding, dancing the Tango. This was a very emotional performance and they captured the intensity of the dance.

Their dance was followed by the adorable dance partners, Charlotte Mason and Nathan Hobday, described as the cutest couple of the night. They danced a Cha Cha Cha and just looked like they were having the best time.

Then, Steff Milne and Saiful Islam danced the Waltz. They were incredibly graceful and deserved to be in the final, alongside Philippa and Daniel, the winners of the night.

The final performance was a Salsa by Jade Tango and Ben Tozer. They threw everything into it, with shoulder shimming and sass everywhere.

The night was judged by four judges: Sophia Jessica Bolton, Pippa Gentry, Ashlea Kemp and Alfie Sadowski, and presented by Holly Hughes and Leandro Affinito.

Voting was conducting through money donations for GOSH, in which the audience put money in the bucket of their favourite couple.

Bravo to all that performed on the night, it was a spectacular performance and showcased all the amazing talent on campus – from amateur to expert.

The night was filmed by RhubarbTV so head over to their youtube channel to watch the couples rehearsing and the full night of performances. It includes performances from Absolute Harmony, Dance society, Circus society, Tasha Crossley from Savoy Opera, and members of Ballroom and Latin Dancesport Society. There is sure to be something for everyone.

Take a night out this holiday and watch the amazing performances from our societies, and the amazing efforts from the couples.

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