Are you ready for Man Don't Dance?

Date published: 06 December 2018

The Fierce Dance Oldham Christmas Showcase and Awards Evening is gearing up to feature a special charity event – ‘Man Don’t Dance’.

Steven Hamilton, from the Fierce Oldham dance school, said: “Basically it’s a concept I created as a way for our street dance school to raise money for our chosen charities, Dr Kershaw’s and Andy’s Man Club.

“We have been training 10 male volunteers - five from Keira’s Wishes (Dr Kershaws) and five from Andy’s Man Club Oldham - to become a street dance crew.

“We have designed them a logo, created their music and choreographed a street routine so they can compete against each other to raise money for charity.

“They will both perform their routines at our Christmas show and then the 700-strong audience will donate cash to the crew they felt were the best.

“The winner will receive the Fierce Charity Cup.

“The winner will be revealed by the Mayor of Oldham, Councillor Javid Iqbal, on the night.”

Steven added: “Jen Lynch has choreographed both routines and although this year alone her work has won north west, British, European and World titles, she has had her work cut out with these 10 men who have never danced.

“She teaches them once a week and the men are practicing tirelessly at home and have been told they are not allowed to have a drink until they have performed, which they weren’t happy about!

“These ten men - all from Oldham - are heroes as they are taking themselves massively out of their comfort zone in order to raise money for a good cause.”

The Fierce Dance Oldham Christmas Showcase and Awards Evening takes place at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on Friday, December 21.

The men competing for Andy’s Man Club are Paul Schofield, Steven Millard, Danny Potaman, Rick Bibey and Darren Stone.

The men dancing for Keira’s Wishes (Dr Kershaw’s) are Mark Smith, Dave Thomas, Jeff Elliott, David Murgatroyd and Derek Harvey.

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