Strictly come jive and swing

Terry    November 21, 2018

The Art and Crafts ballroom in the Spirella Building, Letchworth has seen many things throughout it’s history, and this Saturday saw a fun-packed addition to this.  The Garden House Hospice took over the ballroom for it’s first ever event based upon the popular Strictly Come Dancing. The five couples and two individuals who competed had been working hard over the last two months learning how to Lindy Hop, Jive and Charleston.

A full house witnessed a very colourful and spectacular range of performances with Sarah Brown and Harry Johnson being adjudged the winners by the judging panel. There to capture the moves of the evening were Hitchin Camera Club Members, Marcus Jackson, Chloe Markham and Andrew Hyde. They were absorbed with the drama of the competition as they produced a set of images that caught all of the twists, jumps and turns.

Talking about the event Andy said “This was a great event to shoot and something completely different. I’ve never shot dancing before so a little research was required beforehand to have an idea how to approach this from both a technical angle and what to look out for within the dancing. Working with the team at Garden House Hospice is always fun and I’m looking forward to  Muddy Mayhem in February next year.”

We’ll keep our members informed of up coming Garden House Hospice events so if you’re interested don’t be afraid to put yourself forward!

You can see more of Marcus’ and Andy’s images at the online version of The Comet here
… and on the Garden House Hospice’s website here.