Strictly Dancing Ball: Meet the Dancers

03 June 2019
  • Fundraising

Strictly Dancing Ball: Meet the Dancers

The day of the 2019 Strictly Dancing Ball is getting closer and closer, so it's time to introduce you to five more dancers! 

Following months of hard work, determination and rehearsals, these five incredible individuals will be taking to the dance floor at Chigwell Marquee on 22nd June for the Teens Unite Strictly Dancing Ball. Alongside their rehearsals, they've also been working hard to fundraise for Teens Unite, to help us to continue bringing together young people diagnosed with cancer to ensure they don't have to face their battle alone.

It's time to introduce you to Daniel, Felice, Jana, Lee and Julie...

Daniel Madden

Profession: Publican, Foresters Arms

Dance Partner: Carys Woods

Dance: Salsa

"I have always had an interest in Strictly Come Dancing and thought I could do a bit of that. They make it look so easy, but after starting my own dancing, I can see how much practise they must put in. I'm really enjoying my new hobby and even better, I get to do it for such a good cause!"

Felice Gibilaro

Profession: Director, Jolly Tom

Dance Partner: Hannah Bonner

Dance: Charleston

"I have always been a very shy individual and afraid to perform in public, but Teens Unite have given me the opportunity to overcome my fears in aid of a great cause. They say the best way to overcome your fears is to make yourself look stupid, so here it goes..."

Jana Veryard

Profession: Leadership and Management Development Coach

Dance Partner: Connor McCabe

Dance: Jive

"I've always loved watching Strictly Come Dancing. I'm feeling excited and really nervous, and I'm wondering if I will ever remember the whole routine; but it doesn't matter as it's for a wonderful cause. I have two healthy teenagers myself and I'm reaching the big 50 this year, so I wanted to do something to make a difference and the Strictly Dancing Ball seemed perfect."

Lee Georgio

Profession: Director & Owner, Net-Ctrl

Dance Partner: Rebecca Normand

Dance: American Smooth Viennese Waltz

"I danced the Charleston in last year's Strictly Dancing Ball with a severe sprain. I'm back this year and feeling nervous, unlike before! The reason for taking part again? Simple... to raise money and have fun doing it, making the audience laugh and cry!"

Julie Wade

Profession: Chief Cook and Bottle Washer

Dance Partner: Lee Boocock-Stephenson

Dance: American Smooth/Foxtrot

"Apart from trying to remember the steps to my routine, I have enjoyed every minute of the experience and the opportunity to support Teens Unite. Although I'm out of my comfort zone, it has been a fantastic journey and all for an amazing charity."

It's not too late to book your tickets for this incredible evening of spectacular entertainment. Click here to book your tickets today to ensure you don't miss out! 

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