Jessica and John

Dance; American Smooth Foxtrot

Song; I Just Haven’t Met You Yet by Michael Bublé

Jessica

Through my work in the City of Dublin Education and Training Board I have known about Ozanam House for many years. They offer such a variety of activities and classes for all ages and people from diverse backgrounds -in particular children from marginalised communities. It is great to be able to support their summer programme – especially by dancing! 

I love dancing – as a child I did ballet and then jazz-dance as a teenager – prancing around to the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Recently my dancing has been limited to children’s parties,  musical chairs and my children trying to teach me how to ‘floss’. So, when I heard about Ozanam Come Dancing I thought it was high time to get back into the swing of things.  I am hugely excited about this and I aim to win! 

My biggest fear is that after the season of mince pies and mulled wine I only have 9 weeks to get fit, learn the steps and squeeze into a fabulous costume! But I’m sure – it’ll be grand on the night.

John

I am a Development Officer with the City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB). Through my work in the north inner city I am very aware of the range of services and supports which Ozanam House provides to the local community. They do an amazing job.

My dancing experience is limited to the old Top of the Pops, shaking a leg at dances, weddings and parties and watching all the “Strictly” competitors from the comfort of an armchair. So quite a lot in fact!

A big achievement for me would be, to be able to move in a smooth and coordinated fashion and make it resemble something like a dance from “Strictly”. My biggest fears would be failing to get the rhythm right and leaving my dancing partner Jessica to cover up all my mistakes. So nothing to worry about really!   

My biggest fear is that after the season of mince pies and mulled wine I only have 9 weeks to get fit, learn the steps and squeeze into a fabulous costume! But I’m sure – it’ll be grand on the night.

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