Dance fitness class step it up for Red Nose Day

An outdoor class of Fiona's Fitsteps at Lamlash tennis courts.

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A dance fitness class on Arran is holding a Red Nose Day fundraiser and would love as many people as possible to join in.

Fiona’s Fitsteps is holding the event on Tuesday March 16  from 6pm to 7pm and it will be on Zoom filmed from Corrie and Sannox Hall.

The group will be joined online by former Strictly Come Dancing professional Ian Waite, who created Fitsteps, the world’s only ballroom and Latin dance  fitness programme, with fellow Strictly dancer Natalie Lowe and world champion swimmer Mark Foster.

Arran organiser Fiona Rodriguez told the Banner: ‘As a former professional dancer and now teacher and choreographer, I am passionate about the classes, teaching the graceful steps of the ballroom and the up-tempo Latin steps to give a full body workout.

‘As a group and due to Covid we have been dancing outside at the Lamlash tennis courts following social distancing regulations, which was absolutely fantastic to see all the smiling faces and feel the freedom of dancing in the fresh air, which is excellent for our mental and physical health.

‘We had up to 18 participants at a time. We even had a great turnout on Christmas Eve and January 2. Now with lockdown we are staying connected and dancing on Zoom.

‘On Friday March 16 for RedNose Day our theme is Happy Feet – all upbeat happy music and steps: disco, jive, salsa, samba and more.’

‘There is no charge for the class but we the group asking for donations to:’

Ian Waite will hand over the cheque from all the Fitsteps instructors live on TV on  RedNose Day, Friday March 19.

The class is suitable for all ages and abilities and there is no need for a partner. For the Zoom Link and information email:

Fiona Rodriguez, who runs the Arran group.