DCU Dance Society brought Strictly Come DCU to to the Hub on Monday night in aid of the three chosen Students’ Union charities of the year: Cycle4Life, Suicide or Survive and The Irish Guide Dogs.
Catherine Small, a member of the Dance Society who is involved with putting the show together spoke to The College View: “For Strictly DCU a person from the Dance Society gets paired up with a person that would be considered to be well-known in DCU so for example we have Students’ Union President Kenneth Browne and one of the guys that works in Spar.”
The event saw pairs partnered up and assigned a certain style of dance which they had to rehearse prior to the performance in the Venue. “Each couple has a different style so there’s hip-hop, jazz, baton, ballet, Bollywood and then they’re also going to do a group dance together.” Catherine explained before the show.
The contestants who were to take part were revealed one-by-one in a succession of videos posted on the DCU dance Facebook page in the twelve days leading up to the event in the #12DaysOfStrictly. The event was black tie and featured appearances from Britain’s Got Talent contestant, Ryan O’Shaughnessy and the winner of The Voice of Ireland, Brendan McCahey.
The entry into the event was €10 and the proceeds from the night will be awarded to the three respective charities.