Michelle steps into Spa ballroom role

Michelle Hatton in the Spa Royal hall where she will host ballroom dancing afternoons
Michelle Hatton in the Spa Royal hall where she will host ballroom dancing afternoons

Michelle Hatton will be following in the footsteps of her beloved dance teacher when she takes over the presentation of ballroom afternoons at Bridlington Spa.

As a youngster, she was inspired by Jimmy Baron, who was MC in the Royal Hall for many years.

Michelle Hatton

Michelle Hatton

She dreamed of having the same opportunity and has now been given that chance.

Michelle, a professional dance teacher who has run her own school in Bridlington for 20 years admitted it had been a long time coming but it was worth the wait.

“It is fantastic to be able to do it in the Royal Hall,” she said.

“My dance teacher Jimmy Baron always used to talk about it and every time I thought ‘I want to do that’.

“When I was asked before Christmas, it absolutely made my day.

“It means everything to be able to do what Jimmy used to do. It’s really special for me and something I have always wanted to do.”

Her first ballroom and latin social afternoon will be on Wednesday, May 17, from 2pm to 5pm.

They continue on June 14, July 12 and 26, August 9 and 23 and September 6.

Michelle added: “They are social events for anyone to come along to and they have run for years.

“Hopefully, we can get more people coming because it is a real mixed group.

“It’s not a class, there is no teaching, it’s purely for fun.

“Any level can come along and have a go. It’s a nice atmosphere and you can make new friends.”