Yes, sir, you can boogie . . . Kingswood School staff in Strictly Come Dancing fundraiser
It was a case of yes, sir, you CAN boogie.
A group of Bath teachers have thrown aside the lab coats and hockey sticks in favour of glitter and sequins for a Strictly Come Dancing fundraiser.
The Kingswood School staff surprised guests at an event at the Assembly Rooms, which was the launch of a new project to refurbish the school's theatre.
Unbeknown to the crowds the six teachers had been secretly training for the performance and wowed their audience with the new steps they had recently picked up.
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Angie Wright and James Matthews took on the tango, Richard Garforth and Clare Sergeant tried the waltz, and Kate Nash and David Hughes, the eventual winners, showcased the cha cha.
Senior housemaster and PE teacher James said the training with professional dancers James and Joanna Whitehead had been tough but worth it.
He said: "Despite the best efforts of the fantastic professional trainers James and Joanna, Angie and I were still incredibly nervous.
"Neither of us had danced properly before, we had both really enjoyed the learning experience but it did not prepare us for the sea of faces and bright lights that met us on the dance floor.
"Once the music started it was actually very enjoyable, although neither of us will be swapping our tracksuits for sequins in the near future."
The judging panel was made up of James and Joanna, who run the Bath company Viva La Dance, and Kingswood head teacher Simon Morris and his wife Caroline.
Other entertainment on the night included music from the school's string quartet and jazz orchestra, a dance routine performed by former Billy Elliot star Oli Gardner and his partner Libby Butt, as well as a snippet from the school's recent production The Kingswood Mysteries.
This featured pupils from Years 11 to 13 in a modern retelling of some of the oldest stories in the world from the Old Testament
The Assembly Rooms event, which also included an auction, raised £5,000 for the theatre refurbishment project.