Gemini pupils win Strictly competition


Gemini Dance Studio pupil Jan writes:

“When we booked the cruise for the summer holidays we were delighted to see that it was a Strictly dancing themed cruise. Over the last couple of years we had decided to take up our interest in social dancing again and join the Gemini Dance Studio at Lanner. It has been over 40 years since either of us entered any ball room competition and not only that we hadn’t entered a competition together, so what a challenge!

“We didn’t know what to expect, but soon found that there was quite an interest on board for taking part in the competition. About 25-30 couples took part in four various competitions selecting 8 couples to reach the finals. Each couple could choose their own dance and then had to demonstrate the dance in the theatre of Arcadia. It was very nerve racking, to our surprise we were the only couple to receive two 10’s from Ian Waite and Camilla Dalerup (2 of the top professionals from Strictly) the captain and the other judge then gave two 8’s, giving us a total of 36. We then had to dance the following day in the showcase in front of Craig Revel Horwood, who was his usual less than diplomatic self!

“We must say it was a great experience and are looking forward to the prize – VIP tickets to the 2014 Strictly Tour.”