York Dancesport has announced this year’s contestants for York Come Dancing.
High profile candidates include YUSU President Tim Ngwena, YUSU Democracy and Services Officer Lewis Bretts and York Sport President Emily Scott.
Other contestants include; YUM Chair Anna Bucks, Alcuin Chair Ollie Hutchings, YUSU Campaigns Officer Jason Rose, YUSU RAG Officer Zoe Stones, YUSU LGBT Officer Peter Warner-Medley, Mr York 2009 Gruffudd Jones, Drama Soc’s Ed Lewis-Smith and Head of Door Safe Steve Miller.
All dancers will be partnered with a more experienced member of Dancesport.
The society, who’s campus celebrity competition raises money for RAG charities, raised £779 on the night during last year’s maiden competition.
Early favourite Bretts commented that he was “nervous, but probably not as nervous as my partner!” He also mentioned how Ngwena had already been practicing in the YUSU office.
The couples will be performing a variety of dances; such as the Tango, Foxtrot and American Smooth. Points are awarded by judges and audience votes, similar to the popular BBC show.
The competition was first made popular in January 2009 when it was won by Tom Flynn with his partner Rosie Portas. This year’s training will take place during November in five practice sessions.
Fans can keep updated on the couples’ progress on the Nouse or YSTV websites, as well as www.yorkdancesport.com.