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Strictly Nugent – The review

Cllr Roz Gladden – Lord Mayor of Liverpool joined 10 other amateur dancers at Strictly Nugent at Liverpool Town Hall on Sat 26th November.

Roz Gladden with Tutor Marcel and Sponsors Lynbrook Director, Ian Hayman.

This inaugural Strictly Nugent, sponsored by Lynbrook, was a spectacular event, from the minute the guests starting arriving to the announcements of the winners, Liverpool Town Hall was buzzing with excitement.

The audience, made up of friends, family and colleagues of the dancers, came to see the 11 amateurs partnered up with a trained dancer to showcase dances from the last 135 years.

Folowing the meal provided by Carrington’s Catering, they where up on thier feet for 2 and a 1/2 hours cheering and dancing in support. The atmosphere was electric.

The dancing itself was exceptional, with all couples really having gone to great lengths to bring style, pazzaz and professionalism to thier perfromances. That included the costumes, hair and make up, which where amazing, and added to the real ‘Strictly’ feel of the night.

Roz Gladden Said ‘It was really exciting to be dancing in the Ballroom at Liverpool’s Town Hall, a dream come true, but most of all I’m proud to be able to support Nugent in its valuable work helping the most vulnerable people in the city.’

The event has been organised by Nugent to raise vital funds for vulnerable children and adults across Liverpool.

The 11 Dancers competed for two Strictly Nugent Champions Awards – The Judges’ Winner and The Audience’s Winner.

The winners where:


The Judges’ Winner – Natalie Veitch and tutor Liam danced the Lindy Hop


The Audience’s Winner – Sara Tremarco and tutor Paul danced the Charleston

The MC’s for the night where Adam Partridge from BBC’s Flog It and Nugent’s Fundraising Manager Marie Reynolds.

Giving Len and Darcy a run for their money where our very own team of Judges:

Cllr Tony Concepcion – Councillor and former Lord Mayor

Frankie Conner – BBC Radio Merseyside presenter

Karen Gallagher – CEO of MDI (Merseyside Dance Initiative)

Normandie Wragg – Nugent CEO and Chair Mersey Swing CIC

You can still sponor the dancers at the links below or by contacting Nugent on 0151 261 2000.

Name Dance
Mike Fox and Sara Cha Cha Cha Sponsor Me
Dr Terence McLoughlin and Kate Salsa Sponsor Me
Hiren Patel and Sian Ceroc Sponsor Me
Peter Benson and Laura Jive Sponsor Me
Sara Tremarco and Paul Charleston Sponsor Me
Gabrielle Dowson and Ste Cha Cha Cha Sponsor Me
Rachel McCormick and Paul Ceroc Sponsor Me
Natalie Veitch and Liam Lindy Hop
Stephanie Brooks-Hamlet and Ben Quick Step Sponsor Me
Frances Ryan and Teddy Jive Sponsor Me
Cllr Roz Gladden – Lord Mayor of Liverpool and Marcel Waltz

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