Dance stars swing along to city event

STRICTLY Dance Fever stars Ryan Francois and Jenny Thomas will perform a demonstration for shoppers to mark the start of the Edinburgh Swing Festival.

The pair will be showing off some moves at John Lewis in the St James Centre from 10.30am on Saturday.

The event will kick-start five days of enthusiastic dancing in the Capital.

The husband-and-wife team will also lead dance workshops in The Jam House on George Street.

The workshops aim to focus on fundamentals for intermediate dancers, styling and variations, the Charleston, and instructions on how to lead and follow when swing dancing.

A party and dazzling performances are planned for the duration of the festival.

Ryan is a double United States Open Lindy-hop champion and a key figure behind the revival of Lindy-hopping. Jenny is the three times All-England tap dance champion.

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