Dance to the movie

Dance teacher Lindsay Osborne in full flow
Dance teacher Lindsay Osborne in full flow

Falkirk Town Hall will be transformed in to a 1950s’ dance club next month.

Rockabillies and greasers can perfect their moves with a jiving class then watch a screening of ‘Hairspray’ – a feel good movie about would-be dancers set in the fabulous ’50s.

At the end of the film confident quick-steppers can take part in a dance-off.

Former ballroom dancing champion Lindsay Osborne will lead the class and hopes to see many participants in period dress.

She said: “The dance routine in ‘Hairspray’ is legendary and pretty easy to pick up.

“The class will focus on learning the routine then everyone can get up during the final scenes and copy the actors’ moves.”

The film was a box office hit and FTH hope the event will be as popular as the ‘Dirty Dancing’ event held last year.

Alison Strauss, film and media development officer at Falkirk Council, said film-goers got a surprise last time around.

“Some of the viewers were just there for the film and got a shock when half the audience stood up and took part in the final routine,’’ she said.

“When I was younger and watched such films at the cinema, I always wanted to get up and dance in the aisle – and we are giving everyone the perfect excuse to do just that.”

The event starts at 6.30 p.m. on Saturday, August 20.

Tickets cost £12 (£9.80) and are available from the Steeple box office in Falkirk High Street or by calling (01324) 506850. The dance class is for over-16s only but all ages can attend the screening.