Alannah Young at Strictly Come Dancing | Children In Crossfire


This week is all about the build up to the Oscars and the movie on everyone’s lips is none other than the all singing, all dancing sensation La La Land! Did you watch and wish you could dance like Ryan and Emma? Then we have the challenge for you! We are delighted to announce we are currently recruiting for participants for our Strictly Come Dancing event in Belfast on the June 22nd. You can join by yourself or as a couple and no previous dancing experience is required. All participants will have 12 weeks of dance lessons from the fabulous Clarke’s Dance Studio in Belfast so whether you’re like me [Connor Malone, Fundraiser] and your only experience is embarrassing yourself on the dancefloor on a Saturday night or you want to help enhance your already impressive dance moves this challenge is suitable for you! YOU have the opportunity to do this all while raising vital funds for Children in Crossfire to help change the lives of some of the most vulnerable children in Tanzania and Ethiopia.

After all your hard work, it’s time for the big day, where on  22nd June you will take to the stage of the La Mon Hotel and have the chance to dazzle the judges and the audience and convince them you should be crowned the Winner of Children In Crossfire’s Strictly Come Dancing 2017!

Top Reasons to get involved

1. Professional Training

You will get 11 Weeks of Professional Dance Training from Clarke’s Dance Studio in Belfast.  Clarke’s dance studio dates back to 1958 and specialises in dances from Ballroom to Modern Hip Hop and Street. Dancers will have the opportunity for further training on request after the event.

2. Learn something new

Strictly Come Dancing is a brilliant way to challenge yourself to learn something new.  You will learn dance skills that will stay with you the rest of your life!  This event it the perfect chance to meet new people and grow in confidence.

3. Get Fitter!

Dancing is one of the best (and the most fun) ways to improve your fitness without feeling like you have worked out.

4. Create a memory

Strictly Come Dancing is definitely one for the bucket list! You will never forget the time you spend training or the friends you make along the way.  Your family and friends will also never forget the night you dazzled and amazed them on the dance floor with you brand new skills.

5. Fundraise for a great cause

Our work is only possible because people like you choose to help us in our mission.  Fundraising for Children In Crossfire provides children in Tanzania and Ethiopia with clean safe water, the right to education and nourishment in their crucial early years.  You are not alone in your efforts!  Our dedicated fundraising manager is with you every step of the way to assist you and provide any materials required.

“It was an amazing opportunity to learn how to dance, meet new people and have a bit of craic all while raising money for an extremely worthwhile charity! Definitely worth getting the dancing shoes out!” – Alannah Young

How to get involved

Strictly Come Dancing Belfast | Children In CrossfireIf you are interested and would like to sign up, or would just like to hear a little bit more before signing up please contact Connor Malone at or else call/text on 07775439227 anytime.

Training commences Saturday 8th April and only requires 3 hours solid commitment a week. If you think you’d be able to dedicate this time and fundraise alongside please contact me as above!

Strictly Come Dancing – Derry/Londonderry

Children In Crossfire are also hosting Strictly Come Dancing in Dery~Londonderry.  Training starts Sunday 12th March and show is on Saturday 24th June.

If you are interested in becoming Strictly Come Dancing – Derry, Participant please contact Eileen at Children in Crossfire on 028 71 269898 or email