Find out how you can take part in Strictly Charity 2022

17 May 2022

We’re looking for people to volunteer to take on the challenge of learning to dance and fundraise for us for our Strictly Charity 2022 fundraiser!

Once again, we’re teaming up with Ipswich School of Dancing for our popular dancing fundraiser Strictly Charity, which is returning with a grand finale in the style of Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday 13th August at Royal Hospital School. The event aims to raise money to support local young people to overcome numerous challenges onto a positive future through our life-changing Inspire Suffolk education and sport programmes. Applications close on Friday, 27th May 2022.

We are currently searching for 5 men and 5 women volunteers to learn to dance for the event, who will be tasked to fundraise £1000 each for our charity. In the 10-weeks leading up to the event our volunteers will learn to dance with the support of Ipswich School of Dancing and 10 semi-professional dancers from the dance school. Over the 10 weeks, the volunteer dancers will rehearse two dance routines with their semi-professional dancer from Ipswich School of Dancing, which they will perform in front of a panel of celebrity and local judges at the finale.

Those interested in taking part are invited to register their interest with us by contacting and filling in an expression of interest form and a short list will be created.

Dates for your diary

Training will commence on Sunday 5th June from 18:30 until 20:30 for 10 weeks in the lead up to the event at Ipswich School of Dancing, 22 Bond Street, Ipswich, IP4 1JE.

Volunteer dancers must commit to raising a minimum of £1000 for Inspire Suffolk to take part in Strictly Charity. Inspire Suffolk will be on hand to support you with your fundraising, with ideas and motivation along the way.

Sara Warburton, Fundraising and Events Officer at Inspire Suffolk says: “Strictly Charity is one of our showcase events which we’re known for and we are so excited for it to be returning for our best one yet! It is a fantastic and one-off experience learning to dance with Ipswich School of Dancing which raises lots of money to change the lives of local young people. Thank you to Emma Hawley and the dance school for their above and beyond support once again.”

To register your interest to take part in Inspire Suffolk’s Strictly Charity event, please download and fill in an application by clicking here and send to or call 01473 353194 for more information.