LAST YEAR’S DANCE (OCTOBER 2011)

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It is with great pleasure that I can provide the final figures generated from our latest MAJESTIC DANCE NIGHT held on SATURDAY 22ND OCTOBER 2011 at the STRATTON LEISURE CENTRE, SWINDON.

The group has worked tirelessly for the past 12 years to provide not only an event to keep alive the days of the old Majestic Dances but to provide an ongoing charitable stream of income to the PROSPECT HOSPICE, a charity close to everyone’s heart.

A decline in attendance and the current economic climate prepared us for a downturn in the events popularity BUT A PASSION STILL TO CONTINUE.

With the rooms prepped and ready by the Staff of the Leisure Centre and volunteers we opened the doors to 259 people.  100 down on last year but a great response.

Sadly ill health meant that we didn’t have the sounds of Amy Cullen but the band still provided  background music for the first hour and our energetic LINDYHOP DANCERS LED BY ERIC FOWERS were amazing to watch.  8.30pm saw THE GEORGE THORBY BIG BAND swing into action.  Dancers covered the dance floor and the sounds flooded the hall.

A break by the Big Band and the AMY CULLEN BAND performed their set with Leanne who would normally support Amy – what a star she was, rising to the challenge of entertaining the crowds when normally she would be the one behind Amy… we cannot thank the Band members enough for their continued support of this event, their professionalism in attending even in the face of loosing their main singer to illness.

The raffle sadly down on prizes was still a success and added to our final coffers.