John took a break from filming Coronation Street with co-star Catherine Tyldesley, who plays Eva Price, to practice his best moves ahead of the 12 hour dance event.
This year’s Dance Marathon will take place in three cities, with day-long events held in Edinburgh and Aberdeen on Saturday 24 August and in Glasgow on Sunday 25 August, all raising funds for the STV Appeal.
A host of celebrities will don their dancing shoes and local dance companies from all over Scotland will take turns dancing three hour stints. With instructors from YDance teaching a different dance style every hour, it’s set to be a toe tapping, foot flicking, hip hopping and energy fuelled event.
STV’s cameras will be at all three events to film for a special STV Appeal programme later this year.
John Michie said: “I had great fun cutting some moves with Catherine but I might need a bit more practice to get into shape for the dance marathon. Last year’s event was hard going but I had a ball learning bollywood dance, lindy hop, jive and even some Michael Jackson moves! Hopefully I’ll remember my new found dance skills next month. It’s all for a fantastic cause with every penny raised going directly towards helping Scotland’s children, and I’m delighted to be involved.”
Elizabeth Partyka of the STV Appeal said: “We launched the Dance Marathon last year and it was a brilliant day. This year we’ve added events in Edinburgh and Aberdeen and we would love to see dancers from all over Scotland join in, dance their socks off and help raise money for an incredibly important cause.”
If you would like to join in the fun and dance with the stars for STV Appeal, please email email@example.com or call 01698 459966 for more information on how to get involved.
The three events will be held at Hilton Glasgow, Edinburgh College and the Aberdeen Sports Village.
The STV Appeal 2013 is now underway with a host of fundraising activities and engaging programming to be rolled out throughout the year. For more information and to download a fundraising pack, go to www.stv.tv/appeal
For more information, please contact the STV press office:
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