THE competition is hotting up as Strictly by Brackley couples finish learning the waltz and step up extra practice sessions.
After completing choreography for the cha cha cha last week Brackley celebrities and their semi-professional dance partners from the Step by Step dance school completed all the steps for waltz on Tuesday evening.
Strictly by Brackley is a fund raising ballroom and Latin dance competition raising money for the mental health charity MIND in Brackley. Couples will fight it out during a two night final in September.
Dancer Fiona Toman is the head teacher of Greatworth Primary School and is partnered with celebrity Tony Hunter, proprietor of Skins motorcycle accessories store.
She said the competition is hotting up as couples secretively plan their freestyle dance and hone their movements with extra practice sessions.
She said: “It is getting very exciting, I think the buzz factor has hit us all and we’re firing on all cylinders.”
“But Tony is a true perfectionist, in fact he’s keeping me on my toes because he wants to get it absolutely right.”
Celebrity and personal trainer David Dorward of Perpetual Fitness left the Parachute regiment last year having served on the front line in Afghanistan.
He said: “I am enjoying it, I didn’t at first, I didn’t find it particularly easy. But the regiment encourages you to win and go for it, and I definitely want to win.”