GREAT: Judy and Keith Clifton, present Jim Henfrey, Memorial Hall committee member, with the mirror ball which their ballroom dancing group have bought.
VISITORS to Cleethorpes Memorial Hall will have added sparkle when they turn up to have a ball.
Thanks to members of Cliftons Dance Academy a new mirror ball is gracing the hall.
The £200 glittering ball was donated by dance school owners Keith and Judy Clifton to committee member, Jim Henfrey.
As reported, the couple are no strangers to adding a bit of dance floor sparkle, after their talented son Kevin danced his way to the final of hit BBC TV show Strictly Come Dancing.
Kevin “from Grimsby” – who was brought up in Waltham – and his dance partner, BBC Breakfast presenter Susanna Reid, were firm favourites with the public in this year’s show. Members of the dance school supported raffles at party nights held at the Memorial Hall.
Kevin’s dad Keith Clifton said: “It will help transform the venue. It already has a wonderful floor, comfortable seating and looks great thanks to the redecoration.
“This will give it a look of Strictly glitter.
“It is an iconic attraction that is related to ballroom dancing. All the Mecca dance halls had one when Judy and I were competing and there is one for Strictly Come Dancing, so we are recreating the atmosphere of the classic ballroom.”
The owner of the dance school said Grimsby’s link to the hit BBC TV show had created more demand for ballroom dancing.
His school now has a children’s ballroom dancing class with up to 20 members.
There are also more adult members joining the ballroom classes.
Memorial Hall Trust committee member Jim Henfrey said: “We are delighted with the donation of the mirror ball. We are a charity so welcome all donations.”
Dance student Michelle Elliot said: “It will add an atmosphere of fun and gaiety and a lot of sparkle.”
Source: Grimsby Telegraph