Strictly Charity returns!

13 April 2018

We’re looking for people to volunteer to take on the challenge of learning to dance and fundraise for us for our Strictly Charity 2018 fundraiser! 

We’re teaming up with Ipswich School of Dancing once again for our popular fundraiser Strictly Charity, which is returning on 21st July at Trinity Park. We are looking for willing volunteers to try their hand at learning to dance for our charity, which supports local young people to overcome numerous challenges onto a positive future.

Each year, Inspire host a glittering event in the style of popular BBC show Strictly Come Dancing. We are currently searching for 5 men and 5 women volunteers to learn to dance for the event, who will all be expected to fundraise for Inspire. Those interested in taking part are invited to register their interest with us by filling in our Expression of Interest form and a shortlist will be created.

During the 10-weeks leading up to the event, Inspire and the dance school support the 10 amateur dancers to learn to dance culminating in a ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ style fundraising event on 21st July. Over the next 10 weeks, they will rehearse two dance routines with a semi-professional dancer from Ipswich School of Dancing, which they will perform in front of a panel of celebrity and local judges. Training for the dancers is set to commence on Wednesday 16th May at Inspire on Lindbergh Road, Ipswich.

Volunteer dancers must commit to raise money for Inspire to take part in Strictly Inspire. Inspire also will be on hand to support you with your fundraising, with ideas and motivation along the way. Dancers are required to make a one-off donation of £30 to secure their place and take part.

Sara Warburton, Fundraising and Events Officer at Inspire says

“We can’t wait to get started with another Strictly Charity fundraiser and raise lots of much-needed funds for our charity! It is such a popular evening that has really grown over the years. Thank you to Ipswich School of Dancing for their extremely generous support once again and we look forward to an amazing grand finale at Trinity Park.”

Emma Hawley from Ipswich School of Dancing says “We are excited for another Strictly Charity! This is one event that just keeps growing each year and we have so much fun with it. It’s a great event for our school and our dancers love the challenge! We love that we can inspire even more people to become involved in dance. It’s such a great way to keep fit, have fun and meet new people. We are proud to work with Inspire carrying out their life-changing work with young people and look forward to this year’s event.”

To register your interest to take part in Inspire’s Strictly Charity event, download our Expression of Interest form here and email it to or call 01473 353194 for more information.