Press Release: Mental Health Awareness Week Charity Event by Sashay Dance Leeds

Sashay Dance Leeds – A ‘Moving’ Charity Dance Event for Mental Health Awareness Week!
May 15, 2017
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Just dance, it will be ok! Mental Health Awareness Week charity event by Sashay Dance Leeds

Sashay Dance are holding a charity event for Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs from 8th-14th May 2017, in aid of Mind Charity.

Sarah Hough, Director of Sashay Dance, hopes that with the support of the Leeds community, that we can show everyone that it’s not just ok to talk about mental health, it’s ok to dance about it too whilst raising funds to help people suffering with mental health illness.

Sarah Hough says: “I suffered from PTSD last year, quit my job and finished setting up my dance company Sashay Dance. Although I was going through a very tough time, the dancing helped with my fast recovery from PTSD by reducing stress and anxiety. At this event I’ll be sharing my journey to raise awareness and bring hope to others to show that things can and will get better, in my case things are now even better than before!  I always say dancing is the shortcut to happiness and I’d highly recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. But hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling. Mind Charity believe no-one should have to face a mental health problem alone. They’ll listen, provide support and advice, and fight your corner. I really hope you can join us to help raise mental health awareness and money for Mind Charity.”

At the event there will be a fun Latin and Ballroom fitness dance class followed by guest speakers, including Lucile Paisant, Director of Mindit and Organiser of Leeds Wellbeing Week. The event will end with a charity raffle for Mind, prizes include a meal for 2 and bottle of wine at Chaophraya, a 6 class dance pass at Dance Studio Leeds, 2 £15 Sashay Dance vouchers and many more great prizes! If you can’t attend the event but would still like to make a donation please follow the Just Giving link below.

The event details are:

When:  Saturday 13th May 2017
Time: 11.00am – 12 noon
Location: Carriageworks Theatre (Room 1 Floor 2), 3 Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD
Ticket price: £5 (100% of the profits made will go to Mind Charity)

About Sashay Dance

Sashay Dance specialise in fun Latin, Ballroom and Salsa dance classes for events. These include hen parties, birthdays, corporate events, team building and weddings. Sashay Dance have regular dance events in Leeds and choreograph the most beautiful first dances too. Their mission is to give everyone something to dance about, with classes suitable for all, including those with 2 left feet, it’s time to get your back up off the wall and join in the fun! For more information visit

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