Follow in Strictly Come Dancing footsteps in charity event

WERE you one of the 11.7 million viewers who tuned in to watch the final of BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday?

If so, you will have seen finalists Chris Hollins and Ricky Whittle perform a lively little jig known as the Lindy Hop, with their respective dance partners Ola Jordan and Natalie Lowe.

Developed in the 1920s in New York City, the Lindy Hop has been enjoying a revival in recent years, and now you can get in on the act, as two of the country’s most prominent Lindy Hop teachers hold an all night dancing event this week.

Joseph and Trisha Sewell, who run dance school based in Welwyn, will be raising money for the Vicki Adkins Breast Unit at the QE2 Hospital in WGC on Monday. The Christmas All-Nighter will be held at Bradbury Hall in Haileybury, from 8pm to 5am.

Tickets cost �15 in advance, �20 on the door. Visit or call 01438 718906 for more information.

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