FIVE couples will take to the dance floor to raise funds for a church youth group.
The third Strictly Come Dancing event at Ashbourne Methodist Church is on Saturday at Century Hall.
The church’s youth group, Mustard, run the light-hearted dance-off, which has proved to be a popular fund-raiser over the last two years.
Catherine Green, who helps to run the Mustard group, said:, “Last year was great fun, with a fantastic mix of serious and fun dancing.
“The hall was packed with people from ages one to over 90, who really encouraged the dancers and were rewarded with a brilliant show.”
The couple competing in the contest select their own music and dancing style.
Mrs Green added: “The free dancing format has led to some interesting and unconventional performances in previous competitions, with last year’s winners performing a hoe-down to I’ve got a Brand New Combine Harvester.
“These unusual dances have featured alongside some very accomplished dancing more in keeping with the hit TV show.”
The evening will also feature some dance performances from members of the youth club alongside a Derby-based dance expert who will share some dancing tips with the audience.
Mustard’s Strictly Come Dancing will be at Century Hall on Saturday, January 26 from 7.30pm.
Tickets for the show are £5 for adults, £3 for children younger than 16 and are available by telephoning Mrs Green on 01335 300338.
Minister at Ashbourne Methodist, Rev Tim Morris, said, “We all really enjoyed last year’s event, and it was great to have the whole church family together.
“The atmosphere was great as everyone encouraged the dancers, and I’m sure that this year will be just as much fun.”
More information is available at www.ashbournemethodist.org.uk.