Anticipation is Building Towards Ozanam Come Dancing 2018

Before this year’s Ozanam Come Dancing starts, many elements have to be carefully planned so the show is a success. Costumes are no different.

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Our twelve brave couples are matched-up with expertly made costumes to maximise performance and make them look the part!

Keep 9th March free in your diary. Details of the event and how to support our dancers can be found on our website.

Catherine & Fran

Catherine and Fran

Dance; Salsa

Song; “Reggaeton Lento” by Little Mix and CNCO

 

Catherine

I started volunteering with Ozanam House in 2015 and I am more than delighted to be involved in such an amazing event as Ozanam Come Dancing. Having completed three summer projects with the centre I get to see first hand how the money raised from this event is used, and the difference it makes in young people’s lives. I’m really looking forward to putting my dancing shoes on again as we take to the stage in March, and would like to wish all the other dancers the very best of luck.

Fran

I work for COLT and Ozanam House is our chosen charity of the year. I decided to take part in Ozanam House’s Come Dancing event because it seemed like a good opportunity to find out more about what they do while helping out a good cause. I’m looking forward to meeting new people and making new friends and, hopefully, learning how to dance a bit.

 

If you would like to sponsor us, you can do so through the main SVP website

Rachael & David

David and Rachael

Dance; Argentine Tango

Song; “Libertango” by Bond

 

David

I am a Spanish and Irish national living in Ireland since 2007. I am a solicitor working for McCann FitzGerald. Despite the fact that I do not have any previous dancing experience I decided to support Ozanam House and Saint Vincent de Paul and participate in Ozanam Come Dancing. With everything that they do in the centre, providing educational, community, youth and childcare programmes I think it is a very worthwhile cause.

 

Rachael

I work with McCann FitzGerald Solicitors which has a long standing relationship with SVP. After hearing about the event, I knew I had to take part both because of the amazing work that Ozanam House does, and also because I believe it will be an unforgettable experience. I’m really looking forward to the coming weeks of rehearsals and getting to know all the other dancers taking part. The charity does fantastic work for the community and I am delighted to be taking part.

 

If you would like to sponsor us, you can do so through the main SVP website

Celene & Ronan

Celene and Ronan

Dance; Disco

Song; “Daddy Cool” by Boney M

 

Celene

I think this is a great opportunity to help a really great charity, when I saw the amount of work Ozanman house do, it gave me inspiration to make sure I work hard to raise as much funds as possible to help their amazing service.  On a personal level, I am looking forward to being part of such a great charity event and in getting fit.

Ronan

I wanted to get involved to give something to those who are less fortunate than a lot of us, and to get over a fear of stage fright, I wanted to get involved in some kind of dance for a long time now but never had the guts to do it. Can’t wait!

 

If you would like to sponsor us, you can do so through the main SVP website

Janina & Peter

Peter and Nina

Dance; Cha Cha 

Song; “Hold My hand” by Joss Glynn

 

Peter

I had just recently started taking ballroom dancing classes when I heard about Ozanam Come Dancing. I figured that getting involved would be a fun challenge for a novice like me, while supporting the amazing work they do at Ozanam House. I’m very much looking forward to seeing what happens in the coming weeks, and if I’ll even be able to keep up!

Nina

I really loved dancing when I was younger, so when I heard about the opportunity to combine something I love with helping out an organization like SVP Ozanam House by taking part in Ozanam Come Dancing – I had to join in. Ozanam House does great work for the community and is definitely something I want to support. Having done voluntary work with children and elderly people myself, I have seen first-hand how much value even something very simple can have. I’m looking forward to fundraising for this great cause and to learning new things and having an amazing time!

 

If you would like to sponsor us, you can do so through the main SVP website

Chiara & Fabrizio

Chiara and Fabrizio

Dance; Charleston

Song; “Do Your Thing” by Basement Jaxx

 

Chiara

Hi I am Chiara. I work as a financial accountant but I have always loved dancing. When my company sent an email to ask if someone wanted to participate in Ozanam Come Dancing I said yes.  I think this is a nice way to help people and in March we will dance for them. It won’t be easy but I will try to put all my efforts to make it look good!

Fabrizio

I am Italian coming from a small town on the north of the country. I always think how lucky I was with my small community in my town, with all the spaces and activities we had at our disposal. I’m very happy to take part in this event, as I can see the real need to create a community sense that I experienced in my youth. I admire the effort of everyone involved with Ozanam House. I hope by taking part in this great fundraiser and the show, I will help them to develop that sense of being a part of a positive community.

 

If you would like to sponsor us, you can do so through the main SVP website

Lynn & Joe

Lynn and Joe

Dance; Bollywood

Song; “Mundian To Bach Ke” by Panjabi MC

 

Lynn 

I’m proud to say I work for SVP as an Area Manager for Vincent’s shops in East region. It is a very humbling and rewarding place to work, knowing the proceeds from our shop team’s hard work goes straight back into supporting local communities. Although I was forced under duress to participate in this year’s Ozanam Come Dancing- I’m delighted that by embarrassing myself and making the other couples look good  I will help to raise much needed funds for the fantastic work that is done in Ozanam house!

 

Joe

I work as a Relief Shop Manager for SVP in the Vincent’s shop which gives me a great insight into the needs of the local community we serve. I was born and raised in the Inner city until I was 10years old. I remember the days when there was little to do to keep us occupied and on the straight and narrow, so I really appreciate the work Ozanam house does for young and old alike. I am also looking forward to teaming up with Lynn to enjoy a night of fun and fundraising all for a worthy cause! (she wrote this obviously!)

 

If you would like to sponsor us, you can do so through the main SVP website

Eimear & Ken

Eimear & Ken

Dance; Paso Doble

Song; “Smooth Criminal” by David Garrett

 

Eimear & Ken

Eimear & Ken are married 10 years and last danced together on their wedding night. Eimear is a Director in McGivern Flynn Insurance Brokers & Ken work as a Regional Quality Exec in Diageo. Ken eagerly accepted the challenge to dance in this year’s competition as a Duo unknown to his wife Eimear. We are looking forward to the challenges ahead albeit anxious of mishaps and black toes! We are excited to be part of such a worthy cause as SVP Ozanam house and we hope that we learn some new moves, make some new friends and still have a marriage at the end of the competition!

 

If you would like to sponsor us, you can do so through the main SVP website

Neisha & Jamie

Neisha and Jamie

Dance; Disco

Song; “Cuba” by The Gibson Brothers

 

Neisha

I’ve become involved in the Ozanam Come Dancing event because it’s a very unique and interesting fundraising event and Ozanam House SVP as a charity creates a great sense of community and togetherness that makes you feel at home the second you come inside. I’m very excited to take part in this event as I enjoy pushing myself out of my comfort zone and trying new things. I’m also very glad to a part of such a remarkable event for a very moving cause.

Jamie

I have become involved in this amazing event because I want to give back to a support system that is there for others. I have heard about the event from management in my workplace. I want to push myself out of my comfort zone and either make everyone laugh and have an amazing night at the show or just learn the fact that dancing is just not for me! Either way we will raise lots of money and have lots of fun!

 

If you would like to sponsor us, you can do so through the main SVP website