Jul 12, 2016


Recently, Strictly Sarrie, our BBC Children in Need funded programme, was visited by some very special guests. Two of the fantastic pro dancers from ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, Aljaz and Jeanette, came along to our disability dance session to cha-cha the evening away with our participants.

‘Strictly Sarrie’ is a dance and cheerleading programme for teens with autism and learning difficulties and is a part of our disABILITY activity hub held every Monday here at Allianz Park, with sessions including dance, touch rugby, sports skills, as well as a parental respite area.

Strictly Sarrie develops dance skills and fitness levels as well as working on social skills and confidence. We get to know our participants and encourage and celebrate personal interests and achievements. One mother says  “The people that run this are brilliant. Jordan loves dancing and since he’s been coming here we’ve seen a huge improvement.” The visit from dancing stars like Aljaz and Jeanette was very exciting for our participants who got to teach them some of their favourite dance moves as well as learning ‘The Strictly’ from the pros!

Capturing all these moments, was BBC Children in Need film crew as well as a photographer from the Daily Star. From all our participants and all here at Saracens Sport Foundation we would like to say a massive thank you to Aljaz and Jeanette who not only made all our participants feel at ease, but joined and supported our participants in all the activities and exercises they do every week, before teaching a dance routine and presenting everyone with certificates. We will definitely ‘Keeeeep Dancing’!

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