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Sport Relief Wants You To Dance Like Everyone Is Watching

If you’re keen to raise money for Sport Relief 2020 but are short on ideas, you have two excellent options. One is to read about some of the most impressive Sports Relief fundraising feats achieved in recent years for inspiration. And the second is to perform a 90-second dance routine on social media.

The latter isn’t as outlandish as it sounds. For one thing, you don’t have to make up that routine yourself. Brothers AJ and Curtis Pritchard, from Strictly Come Dancing and The Greatest Dancer respectively, have put together a 90-second routine for Sport Relief, and have filmed a video where they walk you through exactly what you need to do.

The even better news is that you probably already know some of the moves, because the routine includes Usain Bolt’s lightning bolt, Mo Farah’s Mobot and Peter Crouch’s robot celebration.

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You can see the full step-by-step tutorial video on the BBC website (opens in new tab) or embedded above. Settle in, it might take a few watches to get the full routine down pat.

Once you’re confident you know the moves inside out, film yourself doing it and upload it to social media with the hashtag #danceforsportrelief. Then badger your friends, family and colleagues to make a donation to Sport Relief in honour of your efforts. After all, this is as worthy of a contribution as completing a gruelling feat of endurance. If not more so.

The Pritchards will be performing the routine on Sport Relief's Night of Television on Friday 13th March, and there’s a chance your own efforts might feature on the broadcast as well. We expect the organisers will be selecting both especially good and especially hilarious videos, so everyone has a shot of making the segment.

Nick Harris-Fry
Nick Harris-Fry

Nick Harris-Fry is a journalist who has been covering health and fitness since 2015. Nick is an avid runner, covering 70-110km a week, which gives him ample opportunity to test a wide range of running shoes and running gear. He is also the chief tester for fitness trackers and running watches, treadmills and exercise bikes, and workout headphones.