Freedom to dance

After storming to victory at last year’s Variety Strictly Ballroom event, and raising over £20,000 for the charity, Morley MD Ian Short has accepted a position on the judging panel for this year’s competition.

Now, he is helping others discover a love for dance by lending his support to local dance studio Freedom 2 Dance.

Not only has Morley donated new glass for the frontage of the Castleford dance studio, along with child safe blinds, it is also sponsoring a new dance scholarship to help dancers with potential to take their ability to the next level with the opportunity to enter the competitive world of ballroom and latin dance.

The dance school has selected two dancers with natural talent to benefit from the 12-month scholarship that will not only develop dance skills but also help them in confidence and self-esteem, as well as improving other vital interpersonal skills.

Ian said: “It gives me great pleasure to support this great opportunity for the children to learn ballroom and latin dance, which helps children develop great confidence and social skills as well as being active and keeping fit. The scholarship program Freedom 2 Dance are offering over the 12 months will give the selected students the chance to develop to a high level. The passion all the staff have is humbling and as Morley Glass takes seriously the commitment to put back into local community and good causes I’m more than happy to support the fantastic opportunity.”