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Dance with the Stars

Posted on October 7, 2014

kev and karen by chris mann

kev-and-karen-by-chris-mannAvid Strictly fans will have the chance to meet their heroes at a weekend dance break with performances from and tuition with the stars themselves in March next year.

Strictly champion Aljaž Skorjanec and Janette Manrara, Kevin “from Grimsby” Clifton and Karen Hauer, Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite, plus British National Ballroom champions Warren and Kristi Boyce will all be taking part in Donahey’s Dancing With The Stars Weekend at the four-star Alton Towers Resort Hotel in Staffordshire, on March 6–8, 2014. The package includes two nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast.

The weekend is a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the pro dancers. Guests will be treated to stunning dance showcases from the Strictly stars, from floorside VIP reserved seating, as well as exclusive access at dance lessons with the pros, “Red Carpet Strictly photocalls” and fun Q&A sessions – so guests can find out all the juicy backstage gossip!

Donahey’s Dancing With The Stars Weekend includes two nights of dancing, a Saturday-night black-tie ball with live music from the Tony Greenwood 15-piece Ballroom and Latin Big Band, and a late night Latin Lounge. The weekend culminates in a breathtaking Sunday afternoon grand finale dance showcase from the Strictly pro dancers.

Donahey’s owner, Paul Donahey, explains: “This isn’t a dance event arranged by a holiday company with limited exposure to the pros, our Strictly dance weekends have been hugely successful for the past nine years due to the up-close-and-personal experience we offer. We work in partnership with the stars of BBC Strictly Come Dancing to offer a truly immersive and unique experience not available anywhere else. You will meet your dance heroes and learn from the best.”

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Photograph: Kevin Clifton and Karen Hauer

Picture: Chris Mann

Nicola Rayner was editor of Dance Today from 2010 to 2015. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out Buenos Aires, where she cut her teeth as a dance journalist working on the tango section. Today she continues to dance everything from ballroom to breakdance, with varying degrees of success. Her debut novel, The Girl Before You, was published last year in paperback, ebook and audiobook.

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