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Hannah Parry
Hannah Parry
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  • 28th February 2012

Search Office Space's Aintzane Rebollo crowned winner of Hospice of St Francis' 'Strictly Learn Dancing 2012'!

Search Office Space is delighted to announce that Online Marketing Assistant, Aintzane Rebollo took to the stage on Saturday night at the ‘Strictly Learn Dancing’ event and won the trophy!

image1Aintzane and partner, Paul Richardson, waltzed and jived their way round the stage and were met with extensive praise from the judges who described their dances as ‘hesitant at first but beautiful and confident’ once they got into their stride. The two were a fantastic partnership whose moves came effortlessly, and it was clear who was in charge overall when Paul revealed his nickname for Aintzane to be ‘the Spanish boss!’.

Aintzane, 21, came over from Spain to work at Search Office Space, and little did she know that she would be taking part in the Hospice of St Francis’ Strictly Learn Dancing 2012, let alone winning it. She says “I won the competition, I cannot believe it! My dance was not too bad, but I never imagined that I would win the competition, because there were a lot of good dancers. When the judge said that I am the winner, it was too much for me, I could not believe it! I thought to myself, ‘The judges said my name? I am really the winner? Is everybody really looking at me?!’”

Aintzane was as cool as a cucumber up until a couple of weeks before the competition as she embraced the opportunity to learn the new dances. She says “I really enjoyed learning the steps and in 6 weeks we all learnt a lot. The first 4 classes were really fun but when I realised I had only 2 weeks left to practice, I started to get nervous, but I think that is normal!”.

As a result of the competition, over £20,000 has been raised through tickets sales and generous sponsorship of the 20 couples who took part. This is a fantastic achievement for the Hospice of St Francis which does a phenomenal job in caring for patients with terminal illnesses, and is an extremely worthy cause to raise money for.

Search Office Space would like to wish Aintzane Rebollo a massive congratulations on winning the competition and we are excited to see what her next antics will be!

You can see Aintzane and Paul's winning jive dance moves below: (they are the couple on the right!)