This year’s Strictly George Spencer was bigger than ever with fourteen participants, four staff members and ten students. They had the usual ten weeks of training along with two Saturday sessions and they all performed really well on the night.
The event was a sell out as always and the enthusiastic crowd encouraged all the dancers to performances they didn’t know they were capable of. It was a tough decision for the judges, Claire Hall, Andrew Field and Michelle Webster, with many deserving contestants but in the end they selected seven lucky finalists who got to perform one routine once more.
The judges scored these performances and they gave Harry a maximum score of 30, closely followed by Hymke on 29. However the ultimate winner is chosen by the audience and this year they selected Hymke. It is the first time we have had a female winner and the first staff member to win so a double first. Well done to Hymke partnered by Liam, although everyone performed brilliantly.
Once again it was a fantastic evening and there are many people who contribute to its success. Chris Haggett does a tremendous amount of work pulling it all together assisted in particular by Debbie and John, both of whom have been former contestants.
Thanks also to our partners in giving up their time for both rehearsals and on the evening: Luke, Liam, Alex, Karen, Paul, Josh, Grace, Lydia, Andy, Stuart, Molly, Emily, Craig and Olivia.
It is a real team effort and we couldn’t do it without all your support.
Roll on next year for Strictly Reunited!!!!