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York dance teacher to run virtual dance fitness workout to favourite show tunes

Written by on June 26, 2020

This Saturday morning from 10 -11 am, Hannah King, a regular performer at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre, will be running an online virtual dance fitness class to help raise funds for the Joseph Rowntree Theatre’s Raise the Roof appeal.

Hannah will be guiding an enthusiastic group of theatre supporters through their dance steps as they boogie along to favourite show tunes.

Graham Mitchell, the theatre’s Events and Fundraising Director says, “Already we have more than twenty participants but, being online, there is space for everyone! It doesn’t matter where you are, you can join in.  We’ve even got participants in Troon and Aberdeen! At only £3 a slot, it’s a cheap way to have a fun hour of fitness and raise money for our appeal at the same time.”

The theatre launched its Raise the Roof campaign last week by creating an online music video put together “virtually” during lockdown.  The appeal has already raised over £2,000 and, with the online dance class tomorrow, the theatre expects to see this total continue to grow over the weekend.

Dan Shrimpton, Chair of Trustees of the charity says, “There is a real swell of support from all those connected with the theatre, from stewards to performers, from stage crew to hirers. This dance class is the second event in a chain of many fundraisers which we already have in the pipeline.”

To join in Hannah’s fitness fundraiser, simply email her at for details.

To launch the Raise the Roof campaign the theatre has set up a Just Giving page and is encouraging people to donate even just the amount of a takeaway coffee.  The link to the page is here

Contact details

Graham Mitchell (Company Secretary and Events and Fundraising Director) is available for interview:

Mobile   07761 683440