Strictly Cim Dancing: The Event!

An evening of Dirty Dancing, they said. We came, ate the canapes, drank the cava and headed off down winding corridors, to hit the dance-floor, some in their fetching close-fitting dresses and high heels. The ladies were pretty smartly attired too. Dancing there was, but was it dirty? Not a yellow card all evening.

And what fun it was! 30 or so of us in thrall to Katie and Laura, who taught us some basic mambo and merengue steps. We were so good at that (they told us) that we went straight into the choreographed routine based on those steps. Amazing what you can do in a couple of energetic hours.

Strictly photos

We can’t leave this without saying a huge “Thank you!” to those of you who came to the event and by doing so, contributed close to £700 to Transplants in Mind. The greatest thanks to Katie, Emma of First Dance Studios for putting on the event, donating their time, effort and money in making the evening the success it was.

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Strictly Cim Dancing?

It seems like I’ve been away from the blog for ages – in fact it’s about 6 weeks. I still haven’t written up the remaining part of the Antarctica journals (especially the whisky tasting). But time is moving on and UK Transplant Week is soon, so it’s a question of just getting on with things.

So, what does the title of this post mean? Cim is organising an evening of Dirty Dancing with Woking First Dance Studios with proceeds to Transplants in Mind. It promises to be a fun and entertaining night. I’ll post brief details here, and please get in contact if you want to come.

An Evening of Dirty Dancing

20 June, First Dance Studios, Woking

The event, to be held at the First Dance Studios in Woking, was dubbed “Strictly Cim Dancing”, by Colin Day of Transplants in Mind, but is actually an evening of Dirty Dancing and Latin Ballroom. Of course, Cim will be taking part, but there is much more on offer. The leaders of First Dance, Katie Brewer and Emma Harris will be getting things going with a Latin Ballroom Lesson, which will be followed by a “Dirty Dancing”-style class.

There will be arrival drinks and canapés, and with everybody up-to-speed after the top-class lessons, there will be dancing until late, with drinks for those who are not feeling quite so nimble on the dance floor.

Tickets for the Evening of Dirty Dancing cost £20, payable in advance, available from:
First Dance Studios, 01483 750 075.