Sign up to Strictly Get Dancing

01 August 2019
Twinkle your toes on the dance floor this autumn as Martin House takes its hugely popular Strictly Get Dancing competition to the musicals.

Martin House is searching for couples who fancy themselves as the next Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to take part in Strictly Get Dancing at the Musicals to sign up now.

The event, which has a new venue at Aspire in Leeds, takes place on Saturday 9th November, but couples need to sign up before September 22nd, before rehearsals begin.

Sara Cracknell, events fundraiser at Martin House, said: “We’ve all probably secretly dreamed of recreating a classic movie dance – whether it’s a classic Fred and Ginger number or a modern film like La La Land.

“Strictly Get Dancing at the Musicals is your chance to make that dream a reality – while raising money for Martin House at the same time.”

Couples who sign up to Strictly Get Dancing will attend six lessons at the Danceology studios in Wetherby, where dance teacher Jean Harvey will put them through their paces to learn a Latin and a ballroom dance, with a movie musical theme.

They also need to raise a minimum of £500 in sponsorship, before they perform on the dancefloor at Aspire in front of their family and friends.

The winners will be chosen by a panel of judges which will include ITV Calendar presenter Christine Talbot and Northern Ballet’s Laura Hatton, while Christine’s co-presenter Duncan Woods will host the evening.

Sara added: “It’s a real once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a star for an evening while raising money to help children and young people in your area.”

It costs £50 per couple to sign up for Strictly Get Dancing at the Musicals, to find out more or to register, email or go to