Dancers Announce Final Pudsey Total

Fifties-style dance fans from Déda in Derby and Ilkeston-based Hopfrogs Dance School have raised £4,300 for Children in Need after appearing on the live East Midlands show for the popular annual appeal.
Over 100 people who attend the Rock ‘n’ Roll classes at Déda in Chapel Street as well as Hopfrogs Dance School classes and events – all run by teacher and ‘all things’ Fifties enthusiast Heather Clements – took part in the Children in Need event at the Derby Arena in November.
Having collected sponsorship and donations in appreciation of their six-hour dance marathon in front of the cameras and throughout the night, their total amount raised has now been sent to the charity.
Heather said: “We all had a brilliant time and can’t believe the generosity of all our friends, family and work colleagues who have helped us reach this incredible amount of money.
“We all dressed up in Fifties attire with two vintage Cadillacs as a backdrop so it really looked the part.  I am very proud of everyone who took part.”
Clare Limb, Déda’s Head of Dance Development and Learning added: “When we were contacted by the BBC about the East Midlands broadcast, we knew that Heather’s Rock ‘n’ Roll groups would be just the dance style to get everyone in the party mood, both at the Arena and everyone watching on the television at home.
“Heather and her teaching team’s enthusiasm for dance is thoroughly infectious and everyone showed incredible stamina to keep going throughout the night.”
To find out more about the Rock ‘n’ Roll and all the dance and wellbeing classes available at Déda, please call 01332 370911 or visit

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