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DSI dresses Dancing With United

Posted on March 12, 2013

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bb  183Stars from television and football joined ballroom and Latin dancers to raise money for the Manchester United Foundation on March 7, with DSI London adding that all-important sparkle to the occasion by supplying all the costumes.

Dancing With United saw Strictly veterans Darren Bennett and Lilia Kopylova, James and Ola Jordan and Andrew Cuerden joined by rising stars on the competition floor Alejandro Hernandez, Ryan McShane and A J Casey.

Taking part from the football world were ex-United star Quinton Fortune and Blackburn’s super-survivor Fabrice Muamba. Coronation Street also turned out in force with Shobna Gulati, Jennie McAlpine and Antony Cotton.

The first ever Dancing with United was a fabulous spectacle and full of fun with Lisa Riley and Antony Cotton grabbing the spotlight – and the glitterball – with their amazing routine, full of joie de vivre. DSI-TV viewers can enjoy the whole glittering occasion as it’s coming soon on the only ballroom dance channel in the world.


Picture: Shobna Gulati dances with Alejandro Hernandez

Photograph © Debbie Rowe


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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