Roll up for circus

Hannah Roberts and Phil Rawcliffe (British Modern Sequence champions), Sally Naylor and Andrew Pickup at the event.
Hannah Roberts and Phil Rawcliffe (British Modern Sequence champions), Sally Naylor and Andrew Pickup at the event.

LANCASTER University students have put on their dancing shoes to raise money for Cancer Research.

The Ballroom Dancing Society put on their annual charity showcase.

The sell-out event was held in the Great Hall and raised £1,600 through ticket sales, a raffle and a cake sale.

The evening featured performances from the Ballroom Dancing Society (LUBDS), including current British Modern Sequence champions Hannah Roberts and Phil Rawcliffe, the Dance Society and University of Lancaster Music Society.

There was also a Strictly Come Dancing-style competition, where campus “celebrities” teamed up with Ballroom Dancing Society executive members to compete for the audience vote.

The competition was won by former Postgraduate Students’ Association president Sarah Taylor and her partner LUBDS vice president Jack Birkinshaw, dancing the samba.

Andrew Pickup, LUBDS president, said: “We were thrilled at how well the showcase went.

“There were some fantastic acts and the Strictly Come Dancing went down especially well. A big well done to all those who had a go and competed!”