Contestants announced for York Come Dancing

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


  1. Definitely looking forward to this :D


  2. Hi – last year’s total money raised was around £1500 (unfortunately we never got a correct total) £779 was from votes alone excluding ticket sales, which last year went to RAG.

    This year’s event is scheduled to be in Central Hall on Sunday Week 8. Tickets should go on sale in the next few weeks.


  3. 27 Oct ’09 at 1:41 pm

    jeff stelling

    if steve miller moves like he does on a football pitch he is in for a hard time.

    that olly hutchings is dead wacky. what a character


  4. i’ve always wanted to see a fat wannabe morrissey dance


  5. Is Olly Hutchings the guy who wears glasses but doesn’t need to?