DUNSTABLE dancers helped a local care home get in the Strictly Come Dancing spirit this week when they performed for residents.
On Pointe Dance Academy visited Caddington Grove Care Home, on London Road, in the first of a series of performances showcasing their ballroom and theatrical-themed dances.
As contestants on the live TV show prepare to dance at the world famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom, the care home events helped residents reminisce about their own dancing days.
Resident and avid Strictly fan, Irene Atkinson, said the performances brought back treasured memories from the prestigious ballroom.
She said: “I love dancing. I first started tap dancing at aged six or seven, and then went on to dance ballroom.
“We used to go dancing at the Blackpool Towel Ballroom and seeing these dancers here today brings back such happy memories!”
Dunstable-born Strictly Star Faye Tozer is the favourite contestant amongst residents, and they’ve been sending her well wishes online.
Irene said: “We want to wish all the contestants good luck for Blackpool, but especially Faye as she is from here. Faye for the Final!”
Home Manager Martyn Dawes said the events were a great success and he was looking forward to welcoming On Pointe Dance Academy back next week.
He said: “The dancers were absolutely wonderful and our residents loved their performances. We’ve now well and truly got ‘Strictly Fever’ at the home.”
The On Pointe Dance Academy will be performing again on November 15th at 11.30am.
Caddington Grove Care Home is part of Hamberley Care Homes, and is the first in a group of luxury homes opening across the UK.
Caddington Grove offers residential dementia care, as well as short breaks for carers in need of a well-deserved break from their caring role.
Amongst many well-appointed features, the home includes a cinema, a bar area, a hair and beauty salon (with a nail bar) and has luxurious lounges throughout the home.