Tuesday 21 October 2014

Dancing the night away in Donoughmore


Published 22/05/2014 | 05:26

All set for the Donoughmore version of Strictly Come Dancing, from left: Dolores O’Sullivan and Mick Shea, Monica Kennedy and Martin Geaney, Leona Buckley and Laurence Barry, Marguerite O’Sullivan and John Glavin, Emily Murphy and Craig Sykes, Eimear Twomey and Patrick Keohane, Imelda O’Sullivan and Jimmy Kelleher, Orla McDonnell and Felix Barrett.

FORGET the election and the racket of politics tomorrow as there is only one thing on the minds of people in Donoughmore - dancing.

Local amateur dancers will be seeking the public's number one vote on Friday night where 'Donoghmore Strictly Comes Dancing' will be held at the sports complex. Over the last nine weeks, men and women have dusted off their dancing shoes and have been paired into couples. Professional dancing teachers, Marek and Suzanne have been taking the ladies and men of Donoghmore through the paces.

So anyone who fancy's a bit of waltzing, tango, salsa, foxtrot or quick step, the dancing divas have it all covered. On Friday night, after so many weeks work and buckets of sweat, there will be nimble feet and slick moves on the dancefloor.

The Corkman doesn't want to give too much away, but the contestants have been busily working on their glitzy costumes that will add to the night's excitement.

The event will bring the community together and raise more than a giggle, but equally so, its aim is to raise much needed funds for the Donoughmore Ladies Basketball Club and the Donoughmore Community Council.

"There's no doubt that as the couples take centre stage to perform their dance numbers, they will both divide and unite many of the local townlands in deciding on where the final votes will lie. Now, that's politics of a totally different kind," said John Glavin of Donoughmore Basketball Club, and who is also a contestant on Friday night. On the night the Sports Complex will be transformed into a ballroom spectacle of its very own, thanks to the amazing creativity of Marie Murray of Cover Story, who is an expert in event décor.

Tickets for the event cost €15 for an adult and €5 per child and this includes free entry to the raffle and light refreshments.

The burning question on Friday night, when all the top tapping and dancing has been completed is just who will be crowed the Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire of Donoughmore.


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