Children across Bristol will be given the chance to keep their dad on his toes – quite literally – this Halloween, as inclusive ballet school Flamingo Chicks launches its first

‘Dad Dancing: Ballet challenge’.

The challenge will be taking place at Bradbury Hall in Henleaze on Saturday 28th October 2017 (10.30am – 11.30am).

A crash course in ballet which will enable dads to channel their inner Darcy Bussell, the event will raise much-needed funds to support Flamingo Chicks’ mission to give children with disabilities and long-term illnesses the chance to enjoy ballet alongside their friends.

And fittingly for an organisation whose slogan is ‘ballet not barriers’, there are few barres to entry: You just need to be a bloke and happy to strut your stuff in a tutu, which will be provided by Flamingo Chicks. To take part, would-be ballerinos just need to raise at least £50 in sponsorship.

Participants will be in good company. Firefighter dads, farmer dads and even a Queen’s Guard dad are already signed up to try their hands (or rather feet) at arabesques and assembles.

The Dad Dancing: Ballet Challenge event is part of Flamingo Chicks’ wider ‘Dad & Me’ campaign, which aims to highlight the issues facing the fathers of disabled children.

To take part please email

To sponsor the Dads, please go to: