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Isle of Wight 2018

Posted by Christine Ellis on May 24, 2017 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Once again we are returning to the lovely Trouville Hotel in Sandown, Isle of Wight.  Night & Day have been asked to run a ballroom, latin and jive weekend from 23-26 February 2018 and we are very excited to be organising the teaching and the music for the whole weekend.

We have over 90 people booked so it's going to be a fantastic weekend.

Teachers are Thierry Gaulthier, Emma Brazier, Jo & Simon Ridley, Sue Kelly & Christine Ellis

DJ is Simon Ridley

Charity dance for Macmillan

Posted by Christine Ellis on June 8, 2016 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Night & Day were proud to be involved in a dance to celebrate the life of much loved dancer Graham 'Cuban Fury' Hughes who sadly died earlier this year.  Several dance organisations all got together to create this event with 6 DJ's over 5 hours - 2 dance floors, fantastic buffet and generous raffle prizes.  Dancers were incredibly generous with their time and money and we raised over £2,000 for Macmillan.  

Charity donations

Posted by Christine Ellis on October 7, 2015 at 12:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Night & Day Dance now support the local Air Ambulance Services.  We no longer continue to sponsor the village in India which we have supported for the last 6 and a half years.

We are also pleased to be sponsoring a Guide dog called Zia. She is gorgeous and is our 5th Guide dog. Dotty failed at the last hurdle as she was too busy watching butterflies but Sparkle went on the become a fully fledged Guide Dog. Freddie also completed his course to become a Guide Dog. Sadly Domino failed to make the grade as he got too distracted by other dogs.  Zia is well on her way to success.

During the last couple of years we have also donated over £1,400 to Macmillan charity plus money to Help the Heroes. We have also made donations to pay for 2 children to go to school and to buy vegetables and farming tools for 2 families in Myanamar. We have also bought a therapy bench for a local girl age 2 who has CASK syndrome. This will help her to walk. Additionally we have given money to Royal Marsden and Help the Heroes and other small local charities.  As ever Christmas money is donated to Homeless Charities. This year we are supporting YMCA Merton charity.

Most recently we raised £1,020 for Melody at our charity dance in Lingfield.  This money helped the family to have a wheelchair ramp fitted at their Surrey home.


The money for these sponsorships comes from your entry fee to our classes so we are very grateful to you for enabling us to do this.

2015 Night & Day Charity Dance

Posted by Christine Ellis on May 4, 2015 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Night & Day held our 2015 Charity Dance once again in the beautiful setting of Herons Bonsai, near Lingfield.  Thanks as ever to Peter Chan for his generosity.

John Vassallo brought his magic to the dance floor again with great music mix of jive, latin, rock ' roll and ballroom.

Our charity fund is for Melody, a young local 3 year old child with the rare CASK syndrome.  See Melody Maker on Facebook.  We were very pleased that Melody and her parents were able to join us for the event so that everyone could see what a fantastic cause they were contributing to. 

The weather was great for the day and everyone had a wonderful time. 


Italian theme Charity dance - Friday September 27th

Posted by Christine Ellis on October 25, 2012 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (0)

We are pleased to announce that our Italian theme charity dance in aid of Macmillan charity raised over £1,400 

Everyone looked really colourful in dress code of green, red and white with Italian bunting, flags and balloons. 

DJ John Vassallo played a mix of jive, ballroom, latin and swing music.

Thanks to John Reid and Terry Greenwood for their wonderful displays and also to John Vassallo who has kindly agreed to play music at our next charity event - date to be announced.

In aid of



Charity Spring Fling - Sunday April 29th 2012

Posted by Christine Ellis on October 17, 2011 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Our Charity dance in Japanese Gardens near Lingfield raised over £1,120. 

 All proceeds go to

Despite constant rain for weeks beforehand, the skies cleared at 1.30 pm and the sun shone most of the afternoon.  We danced to jive, latin, ballroom and rock 'n roll music and there was tea, coffee, cake and fruit in the greenhouse area.

Thank you to teachers Thierry Gauthier from Simplyleroc and Abbie Ellis from Night and Day Dance for teaching a fun jive class.

We would also like to thank Peter Chan from Herons Bonsai for the kind use of his venue.  It is a beautiful place and we really appreciate the chance to hold a dance here.

Our previous charity dance at Woodmansterne in October was sold out and raised £600.  Thank you to all those who supported us.

We will keep you posted when we are going to have our next dance.