Ultimate Danceathon: the Ultimate crowd-pleaser

We’d like to extend a great big THANK YOU to everyone who has taken part in, or sponsored Danceathon 2021.

When we set out planning this event, we weren’t sure exactly how we were going to translate the good-vibes and good-tunes of the previous year into the digital space, nor how our community would respond to this very different version of a still-fledgling event.  We have been absolutely blown away by the support we have seen!

Throughout March our local community has been holding their own Danceathon events and challenges, including the very generous Cliftons Dance academy and our lovely ambassador Joanne Clifton who held weekly dance classes with Culture House to spread the word and get everyone excited about dance.

The stage was then set for Ultimate Danceathon 2021 – our 24 hour online dance event. We were joined by top local dance and fitness instructors and DJs who guided and entertained our participants through 24 hours of varied dance sessions – from Burlexercise to Clubbercise and even Yoga, Ultimate Danceathon 2021 covered all the bases. We were even joined again by Joanne Clifton who, although was already working on her latest stage production (that’s showbusiness!) performed this year’s Dance For Andy’s. We even had a special and unexpected visit from Sir Tom Jones [well, almost – his uncanny impersonator Andy Woods] who performed a couple of numbers but ‘that’s not unusual’.

We would like to thank all of the individuals and businesses that joined together to make Danceathon possible: Sharon from The Fitness Lounge (Cleethorpes), Matt from Transferable Training, Laura Brown, 100% Entertainment, Joanne Clifton, Birdhouse Theatre, Ginny, George Kavanagh, Keith and Judy Clifton and Summer Portas from the Clifton’s Dance Academy, The Culture House, Better Days DJ Kam, Claire from the Attic Medi Spa. Thank you to We Kapture and Event Show Support for behind scenes technical support throughout.

We’d also like to give a special mention to the Dancing Queens who were dancing in memory of Shona Tinch and some of our hospice patients and nurses.

We are hoping to round up all of the donations by mid April if possible so if you can please aim to get your sponsorship in via Just Giving or by returning your cash donations directly to the hospice then we can announce the final fundraising total by the end of April.

“It has reignited my love of dance – even bought some new jazz shoes! And I won’t stop now.  There isn’t enough fun in the world at the moment.”


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