Pavilion Dance Business Come Dancing Contestant and Judge Line-up announced

Pavilion Dance Business Come Dancing Contestant and Judge Line-up announced

As Strictly Come Dancing eyes up Blackpool, Pavilion Dance’s Business Come Dancing is excited to be back for 2023! This Strictly style exclusive black-tie fundraising event takes place on Saturday 25th November at the Highcliff Marriott Hotel in Bournemouth and they are delighted to announce the final contestant line-up from the local BCP & Dorset business community.

Business Come Dancing Contestants 2023:

Siobhan Dove, Merck Life Science dancing the Argentine Tango with Marek Lynch

Oonagh McKinney,  Frettens Solicitors  dancing Bollywood with Kamalesh Borkar

Will Does group (Lesley Paddy) dancing Musical Theatre with Jazz Gritt

Sam Devlin, Vetsmiths dancing a Classic Musicals number with Mandy Henderson

Kerry Hay, Coles Miller Solicitors dancing Tap with Julie Wathen

Mital Kotecha, Savills Client Services, dancing Latin with Georgia Damilidou

Sam Rowe, Clarke Rowe Solicitors, dancing the Charleston with Ruby Adams

Aidan Pinner, Savills Client Services, dancing Contemporary with Char Morris

Pavilion Dance is delighted to announce their very own judging panel, who will be channelling their own inner Craig, Anton, Shirley and Motsi!

Paul Kinvig, Chief Operating Officer, Bournemouth Town Centre BID; Olivia Girling, Head of Marketing & Comms, Lewis-Manning Hospice Care; Andy Martin, BCP Councillor, Portfolio holder for Customer, Communications & Culture; and Kerry Houston-Kypta, Coles Miller Solicitors.

Pavilion is super excited to have all the contestants now on board with rehearsals well underway!

They’ve had a peek at the Paso, a taste of the Tango, a glimpse of Bollywood and heard Tap shoes merrily clicking away in our studios! Pavilion can’t wait to share more of their journeys over the coming weeks ready for the Gala Dinner Marriott Hotels Highcliff Marriott, Bournemouth on Saturday 25 November.

Hosted by Steve Harris from BBC Radio Solent, this popular annual fundraiser matches Dorset-based business participants with a professional dancer to learn a routine in 8 weeks. The dancing couples perform at a gala dinner in front of colleagues, family, and friends, with money raised from the event supporting Pavilion Dance South West core projects, including youth wellbeing community projects and Parkinson’s Dance.

Business Come Dancing is an essential part of Pavilion Dance’s annual fundraising and they are hugely grateful to all the contestants for raising funds for their charity, enabling Pavilion’s youth and wellbeing projects, including Parkinson’s Dance to make a difference to the local communities.

Participants will not only be learning their dance moves, but also be busy raising funds to support Pavilion Dance. The main Givey fundraising page can be found here.

There are opportunities to support the event through sponsorship, advertising options and raffle prizes. For further information please contact Cheryl Baldacchino on

Pavilion Dance South West transforms communities through dance. They offer dance experiences that are relevant, diverse, inclusive, and captivating. Their seaside creative hub in Bournemouth is home to their dancing community. Through theatre and outdoor performances, weekly dance classes, in-school workshops, social dance events, screenings, and many other activities, they welcome people of all backgrounds to experience the embodied joy of dancing. Visit to learn more.