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DANCE routines from Broadway will be among the styles people who are taking part in a hospice fundraiser can have a go at.

The Rowans Hospice’s first annual Dance-a-thon is a six-hour marathon which will see participants performing in six different styles.

And professional dancer and teacher Ellesha Newton, 26, will head the Broadway hour.

She said: ‘I will be doing routines from the musical Chicago.

‘It won’t be too energetic, as I want everyone to be able to join in. It’s not going to be girly, as I know there are men taking part and I want them to feel included.’

Ellesha, who has been dancing professionally for five years, said she agreed to take part so she could help the Purbrook hospice.

‘I have a friend who works at The Rowans and she told me about the Dance-a-thon and asked if I would help.

‘This is something different so I said I would take part.’

There’s a final push for people to take part in the event, which takes place at Portsmouth Guildhall on Saturday, from 6pm to midnight.

Anyone over the age of 16 can take part. To find out more visit