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Strictly Junior 2019 raises £7,000 for Weldmar

25th November 2019



It was a glitzy and glamorous evening at Weymouth Pavilion, with lots of local youngsters showing off their dance skills in front of a packed audience and highly experienced local judges.

The second ‘Strictly Junior’ event held by Weldmar Hospicecare was won by Evolution Dance Academy from Weymouth, who performed a routine to Sigala’s ‘Just Got Paid’.

evolution dance strictly junior freestyle winners

There were seven performances in all from three local dance schools.  As well as Evolution, there was also Kelci’s Dance Academy from Salwayash, and Starlight Dance Studio from Weymouth.  The winners were chosen from a combination of judges scores, and votes from the audience.

Here’s the moment we announced the winners:


Money from ticket sales, fundraising from participants, audience votes, and donations on the night has led to an incredible total of £7,000 being raised.

Matt Smith, Weldmar’s Director of Fundraising and Marketing, hosted the show and said, “We are extremely grateful to all of the schools who took part in our second Strictly Junior event. They have obviously all worked very hard over the past few months to put on a great show for our audience. The confidence and talent that they demonstrated on the night shone through their performances, scoring high marks from the judges and audience alike. A massive thank you from everyone at Weldmar to the schools, judges and the audience for supporting our second Junior event – what a show! ”

matt smith director of fundraising and marketing


Weldmar strictly junior freestyle judges

Our thanks go to all the dance schools, including teachers, and helpers, Gemma from Eileen Spracklen School of Dance, our four judges for giving up their time, and The Studio in Dorchester for providing additional entertainment on the evening.

Strictly Junior is the sister event to Weldmar’s Strictly Ballroom, where sixteen local people learn to dance and put on a show at Weymouth Pavilion, with the fifth show scheduled for next year.

See all the photos here

Find out about signing up for Strictly Ballroom 2020 here


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