Pavilion Dance’s Business Come Dancing announces final contestant line-up


As Strictly Come Dancing eyes up Blackpool, Pavilion Dance’s Business Come Dancing is excited to be back for 2023! This Strictly style exclusive black-tie fundraising event takes place on Saturday 25th November at the Highcliff Marriott Hotel in Bournemouth and they are delighted to announce the final contestant line-up from the local BCP & Dorset business community.

Business Come Dancing Contestants 2023

Siobhan DoveMerck Life Science dancing the Argentine Tango with Marek Lynch
Oonagh McKinney, Frettens Solicitors dancing Bollywood with Kamalesh Borkar

Will Does group (Lesley Paddy) dancing Musical Theatre with Jazz Gritt
Sam Devlin, Vetsmiths dancing a Classic Musicals number with Mandy Henderson

Kerry Hay, Coles Miller Solicitors dancing Tap with Julie Wathen
Mital Kotecha, Savills Client Services, dancing Latin with Georgia Damilidou
Sam Rowe, Clarke Rowe Solicitors, dancing the Charleston with Ruby Adams
Aidan PinnerSavills Client Services, dancing Contemporary with Char Morris

It’s the Judges…

Pavilion Dance South West (PDSW) are delighted to announce their very own judging panel, who will be channelling their own inner Craig, Anton, Shirley and Motsi! 

Paul Kinvig, Chief Operating Officer, Bournemouth Town Centre BID

Olivia Girling, Head of Marketing & Comms, Lewis-Manning Hospice Care

Andy Martin, BCP Councillor, Portfolio holder for Customer, Communications & Culture

Kerry Houston-Kypta, Coles Miller Solicitors

They are super excited to have all the contestants now on board with rehearsals well underway! They’ve had a peek at the Paso, a taste of the Tango, a glimpse of Bollywood and heard Tap shoes merrily clicking away in the Pavilion Dance studios! They can’t wait to share more of their journeys over the coming weeks ready for the Gala Dinner Marriott Hotels Highcliff Marriott, Bournemouth on Saturday 25 November.

Hosted by Steve Harris from BBC Radio Solent, this popular annual fundraiser matches Dorset-based business participants with a professional dancer to learn a routine in 8 weeks. The dancing couples perform at a gala dinner in front of colleagues, family, and friends, with money raised from the event supporting Pavilion Dance South West core projects, including youth wellbeing community projects and Parkinson’s Dance.

Putting the FUN in FUNDRAISING!

Business Come Dancing is an essential part of the PDSW annual fundraising and they are hugely grateful to all the contestants for raising funds for their charity, enabling youth and wellbeing projects, including Parkinson’s Dance to make a difference to our local communities.

Participants will not only be learning their dance moves, but also be busy raising funds to support PDSW. The main Givey fundraising page can be found here:

There are opportunities to support the event through sponsorship, advertising options and raffle prizes.  For further information please contact Cheryl Baldacchino on