Strictly Cymru

Get your groove on with Strictly Cymru — Wales’ first and only inclusive dance competition.

No dance experience required, just a willingness to move to the beat.

Meet our finalists and instructors

A woman with a walking cane and a pom pom

Sharon

Anglesey finalist

Strictly has given me the opportunity to be me again and I’ve loved it!’

Sharon wowed the judges at our Anglesey heat with her samba steps and swivelling hips.

Sharon will be working with Lizzie and dancing Freestyle to a Pink track.

Two men, in a hall smiling

John Jo

Anglesey finalist

John Jo is one of our Anglesey finalists and will be joining Ranj in a newly formed combi partnership. John Jo has amazing musicality and plays the piano. 

John Jo and Ranj will be working with Lizzie and dancing Rock n Roll to Elvis’ Jail House Rock.

Strictly finalist Ranj

Ranj

Anglesey finalist

Ranj is the other half of our combi duo and will be dancing with John Jo. 

Ranj loves his Rock n Roll, especially Elvis. We cant wait to see him perform to Jail House Rock. 

Ellen and Kaylem smiling surrounding by instructors

Ellen and Kaylem

Wrexham finalist

Ellen and Kaylem were so confident and full of energy at the Wrexham heat that the judges were compelled to put them both through to the final. We can’t wait to get them back on the dance floor with their musical theatre inspired routine.

Ellen and Kaylem will be performing a musical theatre routine to a track from The Greatest Showman with Lizzie.

Strictly Cymru finalist Helen with mayor, lisa and instructor Louise

Helen

Wrexham Finalist

This is Helen’s third Strictly Cymru and her second time in the final. Helen razzle dazzled the judges with her version of All that Jazz from the hit musical Chicago. 

Helen will be working with Lizzie to revisit and refine her version of All that Jazz. Helen loves the musical Chicago and can’t wait to get started. 

Strictly Carmarthen finalists Toby, Richard, Thomas and Keiron

Toby, Thomas, Keiron and Richard

Carmarthenshire finalists

Carmarthenshire finalists, Toby, Thomas, Keiron and Richard were full of life and pizazz when we met them back in January. 

The boys will be dancing to Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal, working with our Head Dance Instructor Louise Bowman from the award-winning inclusive dance school, Impetus Dance.

Chad dancing in his wheelchair

Chad

Carmarthen finalists

Chad is our wheelchair finalist from the Carmarthen heat. 

Chad will be working with Louise to create a freestyle street routine to Imagine Dragon’s Believer. We cant wait to see the end result!

The girl group finalists at the Bridgend heat of Strictly Cymru

Rebecca, Chloe and Anesha

Bridgend finalist

These girls were in sync from the first beat. They nailed their final dance and delivered a truly inspiring performance. 

The girls will be dancing to a Justin Bieber track and working with Helen.

Strictly Cymru Bridgend Boys Finalists

Riley, Iwan, Morgan and Dylan

Bridgend finalists

Introducing our Wild Card Act. The standard was so high in Bridgend that the judges had to put through the boys from Heronsbridge School. 

The boys will be working with Helen and dancing a Latin Medley to Marron 5.

Cardiff heat finalists Daniel and Carys

Daniel and Carys

Cardiff finalists

Real life couple Daniel and Carys melted the judge’s hearts with a captivating performance at our Cardiff heat. 

Daniel and Carys will be working with Helen and dancing a contemporary routine.

Strictly finalist Inga

Inga

Cardiff finalist

Our youngest competitor at Strictly Cymru 2020, 5 year old Inga took the whole audience on a journey to Arendelle with her Frozen inspired routine. 

Inga will be performing a contemporary piece to a song from Frozen 2, choreographed by Helen.
 

Newport finalist Matthew

Matthew

Newport finalist

Matthew’s performance had style and substance, smashing the routine and choreographing his own disco inspired moves to secure his place in the final. 

Matthew will be dancing a Latin inspired routine to a Queen track, choreographed by Charlotte.

Robin celebrating winning his heat at Strictly Cymru

Robin

Newport finalist

Inspired the success of his life partner Dianne at the Strictly Cymru final in 2019, Robin hit the dance floor at our Newport Heat.  His slick shoulder rolls and control of his chair won the judges over. Robin can’t wait to learn his Latin inspired routine for the grand final. 

Robin will be working with Lou and dancing to Havana by Camila Cabaeo. 
 

Louise head dance instructor

Louise

Dance instructor

Head Dance Instructor, Louise Bowman of award-winning inclusive dance company Impetus Dance will be leading a team of 3 instructors to deliver the Strictly Final. 

Louise will be working with 3 of the 12 finalists. Her passion for inclusive dance is unrivalled.
 

Lizzie dancing at the Strictly final 2019

Lizzie

Dance instructor

Lizzie Rae Large, of West Oxfordshire Wheelchair Dance, also returns to Strictly Cymru for the second year. Lizzie’s loves pompoms, sparkles and musical theatre as well as other genres of Dance and performs a wonderful Charleston. Lizzie will be working with 4 of the twelve final acts.

Helen Mason dance instructor performing

Helen

Dance instructor

Helen Mason, of Freewheelin School of Dance, joins us for her first Strictly Cymru experience. Helen is a Paradance trained instructor and will be working with 4 of the final acts.

Charlotte dance instructor performing

Charlotte

Dance instructor

Charlotte Hilling joins Strictly Cymru for the first time as an experienced dance instructor from Edwards School of Dance, Cardiff. Charlotte will be working with one of the 12 final acts.

Strictly Cymru is back with a brand new digital final.

This autumn our dancers will learn routines via digital dance tutorials and 121 video calls. We’ll even get together for a virtual afternoon tea. 

Join us in February as we stream the whole journey on our socials Saturday 13 February at 5pm.