Love Dancing? Love the arts? Love Strictly? Then Business Come Dancing is the glitterball-drenched fundraising event for you!

What is it? This is PDSW’s annual fundraising dance competition with a sprinkle of glitz and glamour! As a registered charity (1111641) PDSW is dedicated to transforming communities through dance.

Who is it for? Members of the BCP business community who’d like to raise money for an arts charity and have a fabulous time in the process! No dance experience needed!

What does it involve? PDSW will partner you with a professional dancer who will teach you a routine, and perform with you on the night. From September you’ll have 8 weeks for 8 hours of rehearsal in one of our beautiful dance studios at Pavilion Dance in Bournemouth. You will then perform your routine, a la Strictly, for your colleagues, friends and family at THE Black Tie Gala event of the year! 

When does it take place? Saturday 19th November 2022 at the Highcliff Marriott Hotel in Bournemouth

£50 a ticket to include a welcome glass of bubbly, a delicious 4 course meal, and a full evening of entertainment.


Interested in taking part? We’re currently looking for participants to represent their business! In return for your brilliant fundraising you’ll get up to 8 hours tuition in our specialist dance studio which culminates in the glittering live performance at the event on Saturday 19th November.

There is a £150 sign-up fee to take part and during the 8 weeks you’ll fundraise for us along the way. Your supporters / business usually also attend the event to cheer you on.

Business Come Dancing is always an incredible experience and participants often continue learning to dance with us long after the event is over! BCD 2019 raised over £8000 for PDSW, and we hope to beat that figure this year, which will help us to continue our valuable work across BCP communities, and beyond.

If you’re interested in doing something incredible for us, get in touch with Cheryl on . It will be an absolute (glitter)ball!


“It was an amazing evening and I still can’t quite believe we won!! Thank you for all your hard work looking after all of us”

Jane Joy of Hope Housing, Business Come Dancing Winner 2019 – Bollywood

“It was such an amazing experience, I loved every minute, even with the nerves. I felt so proud of myself, and what I achieved, and have had such lovely comments from so many people, family, friends, and even those at the event supporting other dancers”

Phillipa Blunt, Filer Knapper LLP – Irish Dancing

“I can already say that after 2 lessons I LOVE it. For those hours you are in the lesson everything else ceases to matter and I feel I am truly ‘in the moment’, I leave feeling great each and every time. This can only be beneficial both to my physical and mental health and so raising money to help PDSW will in turn help others.”

Sarah Abbott, Sarah Abbott Gardens – Charleston

Sponsor the event For more info on how to become a sponsor for the event, please email Cheryl on

If you’re interested in doing something incredible for us and having the best fun – please do get in touch with Cheryl Baldaccino  who can introduce you to our Team Away Days too – for a whole day of dance and team building.

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