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Daffodil Dance for Marie Curie Cancer Care

Posted on January 24, 2013

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daffodil-dance-annie-scadden-manorfield-1You can dance routines by some of the UK’s top choreographers as part of the Daffodil Dance campaign, which raises money to help Marie Curie Cancer Care. The charity helps to nurse terminally ill people at home in their final hours.


The Daffodil Dance offers routines in many styles, by some of the UK’s top choreographers. Latin dance champion and Strictly Come Dancing star Karen Hardy has created a ballroom routine. There’s also a Zumba routine by Niki Britton, two line dancing routines from the award-winning Robbie McGowan Hickie, modern jive from Andy Tebbutt-Russell and Samantha Stevens and salsa from Albert Pegus of the Latin Dance Academy. The Irish dance routine is by Josephine Brennan King, who appeared in Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, while the ceilidh steps are set by Louise Gibbs, a dancer with the Edinburgh Military Tattoo Highland Ceilidh Dancers. Or you can choreograph your own Daffodil Dance routine in any style.


To take part, get together with your friends or dance club and choose a routine. Set a date in March to perform your routine, and ask everyone to sponsor you in support of the Great Daffodil Appeal. Register at to receive a pack with choreographed dance routines, fundraising ideas and tips on how to make your event a fundraising success.


Picture: A Daffodil Dance at Manorfield, organised by Annie Scadden

Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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