Tonight’s surprise performer:

Jitterbug Jive

Jitterbug Jive warmed the evening tonight filling Saxon Square with an energetic display of Lindy Hop routines, including a fun lesson in dancing the Charleston Shuffle.

On a cold but thankfully dry evening the audience participation brought such great warmth and fun to the event. Macmillan Caring Locally, the Day 8 charity, were presented with their cheque from tonights sponsor Karin Shipman as well as fundraising through a wonderful raffle.

A thoroughly enjoyable and festive evening’s entertainment.


jitterbug jive dancing
Jitterbug Jive leading the audience participation
Sponsor Karin Shipman joining in the Charleston
Watching Jitterbug Jive
Rotary volunteers running raffle prize stall in Saxon Square
Cheque presented to Macmillan Caring Locally

Individual sponsor Karin Shipman presenting the cheque to the charity.

Raising money for:

Macmillan Caring Locally


Macmillan Caring Locally logo

The Macmillan Unit at Christchurch Hospital is a Specialist Palliative Care Unit and Hospice for patients in South East Dorset and South West Hampshire. The charity, Macmillan Caring Locally, works in partnership with the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to provide the services at the Macmillan Unit and in our community.

Tonight’s Venue:

Saxon Square

Saxon Square courtyard

Courtyard setting in the centre of Christchurch surrounded by a selection of local retailers and big brands. Stay local – shop Saxon Square.

Kindly sponsored by:

Karin Shipman

Refreshments provided by:

Coast Coffee

Coast Coffee logo
More about 8th December’s surprise performers:

Jitterbug Jive

JitterbugJive are a Lindy Hop Dance Troupe from Bournemouth, they will be dancing a set of Lindy Hop routines for your entertainment then after their dance displays you will have a chance to join in a short fun lesson. JitterbugJive perform at a number of festivals and at parties throughout the year and also run Lindy Hop workshops.

Please see more about JitterbugJive at our website: