March 1, 2011
Burnham-On-Sea gymnastics coach helps out Dancing On Ice stars
rhythmic gymnastics coach Sarah Binding has been helping out some
of the stars from ITVs hit show Dancing on Ice as
they headed when they headed west to take part in a session in
Former EastEnder Sam Attwater and his pro skating dance
partner Brianne Delcourt joined a Great Britain Group training
session at the University of Bath's Sports Training Village.
The pair were shown the ropes with some ribbons under the guidance
of Sarah, who is head coach of the City of Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics
Club and lead coach of the Great Britain Group training, along
with teenage gymnasts Frankie Fox, Louisa Pouli and Rachel Smith.
The Dancing on Ice pair took part in a training session
to try to improve their synchronisation following criticism from
some of the shows judges.
And their efforts came up trumps as Sam and Brianne topped the
judges leaderboard with 27 points for their riverdance
on ice performance on Sundays show.
Sarah told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It was a brilliant experience
and they both did really well. The fact that we were asked to
help out shows that rhythmic gymnastics is getting greater recognition."
Afterwards, Sam joked that it was a shame men couldnt compete
in the sport at the Olympics. "It was good fun and I really
enjoyed it, so its a shame men cant compete at the
Olympics. We came to the University of Bath because the last few
weeks weve had some comments form the judges that weve
been a bit out of synch, and Im hoping this will help. I
think we got on all right."
Burnham's Sarah Binding, pictured here on the back row on the
left with the blonde hair, said the show
was a brilliant experience. (Digitalscape/TeamBath)