A famous face from BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing has waltzed into a Hemel Hempstead school to give young children a motivational talk.
Regular dancer on the show Kristina Rihanoff – who has participated in six series so far but has not yet won the contest with a celebrity partner – visited Broadfield Primary School to speak to pupils and teach them a few steps.
The 36 year old has recently begun supporting the charity Dot Com children’s foundation, which encourages young people to write journals so that class teachers can recognise if something difficult is happening in a child’s home life.
Speaking on behalf of the charity, the dancer said: “Dance lessons were where I felt safe. I want children growing up now to know that if there are problems at home, there is something that can be done and to encourage them to talk about it.”
Kristina gave an inspirational talk to Broadfield youngsters before teaching them some cha cha cha moves.
She said: “I have been teaching the kids to value themselves, I have had a wonderful day here.
“They all had a go at their very first ballroom dance and they did really, really well.”