Dancing Queen and Compere: Lottie Ball
With one week to go to Bristol Come Dancing, we caught up with one of our amazing comperes, dancer, performer and all-round superstar Lottie Ball to get the low-down on why she thinks it’s the event of the season.
Are you looking forward to the live event?
I CANNOT wait for this event! It will be a glorious coming together of hard work, community activism and positive vibrations. Not to mention a wicked party ☺
What are going to be your main highlights?
I’m most excited about seeing the participants bringing their A-Game, facing their fears and showing us what they’ve got. Believe me, this is going to be a huge challenge for them and its up to us to be out in force supporting, cheering them on and making it all worthwhile.
Have you done anything like this before?
Never! This is the first time for me to be involved with such a huge charity bonanza and I feel it my absolute honour to have been asked. Thankfully, I will have my trusty co-host Edson Burton by my side to keep me on track and stop me getting over excited … that said he IS somewhat of a wild card so who knows what he has up his sleeve to surprise us on the night!
We know you are a great dancer too – what do you think dance brings to people’s lives?
For me, there is no greater healing power than being with others in movement, lost in music, immersed in a collective experience of joy. Dancing brings us to a very pure state of being; both in relationship with our own bodies and in our communication with others. When we can let go and move freely, without fear of judgement, we are tapping into one of the deepest pleasures of the human condition. I believe dance/movement to be an essential tool in maintaining sound mental health. It’s universal, transcends language and allows us to escape the thinking mind and vibrate higher!
Why do you believe in this community-based action and activity so much?
We are incredibly fortunate to live where we do. We have opportunities for education and employment, a free health service with two outstanding hospitals on our doorstep, schemes that support small businesses and new ideas, social welfare, democracy, laws to protect human rights….the list goes on! It’s easy to become complacent about these privileges but the fact is this is not the reality for the majority of people on earth. We should be so proud of the work done in our community by amazing organisations like Temwa and Aid Box Community and we must stand up and get behind them!!
Why should people get their tickets today?
You can see Lottie, and her co-host Edson Burton, compere the show with more sass and sequins than the dancers themselves. They will guide you through the night, getting feedback from our star studded panel of Judges (below) and our incredible dancers.