Swansea Pride Hits the Dance Floor
Thursday 2nd May 2019
In the lead up to Swansea Pride 2019, Jermin Productions hosted a Pride themed event called “Swansea Pride Hits the Dance floor” which showcased a variety of Swansea couples as they hit the dance floor in support of Pride in Swansea.
About this Event:
A strictly inspired night of ballroom dancing and the first of its kind for Swansea as part of the 2019 Swansea Pride celebration!
Guests were welcomed with a complimentary glass of Pride inspired fizz into the Brangwyn Hall Swansea for an evening of fun foxtrotting frolics and fab-u-lous flamenco!
Popular and celebrated Swansea couples demonstrated their best ballroom moves through the American Smooth, The Tango and Jived their way onto the dance floor where they were welcomed by Celebrity host Charlie Brooks (BBC’s Eastenders and Past winner of Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special) and Swansea’s own Christopher Norman in this evening of Ballroom with a Pride twist!
Throughout the evening, TEN couples took to the dance floor with the aim of impressing Judges Michelle Collins (BBC Eastenders), Leigh Ann Regan (Regan Management), Terry Michael (Dance Tutor and Principle of TDM Dance) and Lisa Pike Cohen (Professional Dancer).
The contestants including those from the LGBTQ+ community were partnered up as Dance couples and each Dance couple had each been designated a Swansea choreographer / dance expert. Following a series of rehearsals, each couple performed their routine live to the Brangwyn Hall audiences, who then voted to crown PETER KINGSBURY AND KEITH MILWARD as the winners of Swansea Pride Hits the Dance Floor 2019!
The dance event run as part of a Swansea Pride Week and featured real gay and lesbian couples from the South Wales area all competing to win the Swansea Pride Hits the Dance Floor Glitter Ball Trophy which was kindly being donated by Dawsons Property. Contestants who competed for the chance to lift the Glitterball Trophy included:
LEE HEAVEN and LEON ATOLAGBE taught by Olivia Davies
CARLY DEL’A HUGHES and CERYS BROCK taught by Lisa Clark
KEITH MILWARD and PETER KINGSBURY taught by Kelly Daley
PETRA HOWELLS and TRACY JOY choreographed by Natalie Salter
MR AND MR ALAN and CHARLES BEVAN BARRATT taught by Jade Facey
CLAIRE SCOTT and KATHRYN LANE choreographed by Emily Pridmore
MICHAEL EVANS and LUKE JONES choreographed by Ebony Roberts.
KEV JOHNS and LEIGH JONES taught by Jalisa Andrews
RUBY SLIPPERS and LADY EMERALD choreographed by Rachael Smith
GEMMA PEGLER and DEBBIE ADAMS taught by Natalie Salter
All guests received a beautiful goody bag courtesy of the fab-u lous DWJ Wealth on arrival and had the privilege of selecting the Top 3 couples to dance again by completed voting ballot cards. At the end of the evening all audience members took to the dance floor to congratulation all contestants and celebrate Swansea Pride 2019.
Take a look at the 2019 contestants during their rehearsals:
Take a look at our official launch night of Swansea Pride Hits the Dance Floor:
‘Caru yw garu! Wnaeth Huw Rees o Heno S4C ymuno’r dathliadau am lansiwyd ‘Swansea Pride Hits the Dancefloor’ efo Pride Abertawe. Gwyliwch y uchafbwyntiau a’r Heno!!’