Pavilion Dance South West and Lewis-Manning Hospice are delighted to announce the official launch of their 2016 “Business Come Dancing” Christmas gala, which took place at Pavilion Dance on Wednesday 19 October.

“Business Come Dancing” is jointly organised by the two charities to raise funds for their work in providing help and support for people with Parkinson’s and other life-limiting conditions.

Now in its fourth year, the event brings together individuals from local businesses, who are partnered with professional dance teachers to train over a two-months period with the aim to take part in the “Business Come Dancing” competition and gala on 16th December at the Pavilion Theatre Ballroom.

This year’s business line-up includes LV=, Ageas, Barclays, Dancing Daisies and Copyrite. The contestants were introduced to their professional partners on Wednesday, with Latin, Street, 1940s Social Dance, Contemporary, African Dance and Musical Theatre being among this year’s competition dance styles. The two charities also welcomed local business The Zip Yard as a “Business Come Dancing Silver Sponsor”.

“We are thrilled to welcome such fantastic businesses to this year’s event, and are particularly pleased to welcome sponsors at this stage of the process. Dance provides such an important lifeline for people with Parkinson’s – what better way to raise funds for two charities that provide care and support for people with the condition? We are also looking forward to what will be a fantastic Christmas party for everyone attending”, says Helga Brandt, Head of Marketing and Development at Pavilion Dance South West.

All eleven contestants will be raising money for the two charities over the next two months and will be training hard to be on the winners’ podium at the Pavilion Theatre Ballroom. For the first time, tickets are also on public sales this year, to enable anyone who loves the “Strictly” buzz to experience it right here in Bournemouth.

Tickets to the event include welcome drinks, black tie gala dinner, dance competition and disco and are £45, or £40 if booking a table of 10.

To book, please contact the Pavilion Dance South West Box Office on 01202 203630 or visit

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Event Details:

Christmas Business Come Dancing 2016

Fri, 16 December, 6pm

Pavilion Theatre Ballroom

Tickets: £45, or £40 if booking a table of 10

Box Office: 01202 203630 or

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