In just under three months, 20 of Rotorua's top local figures will be transformed from dance amateurs to tip-tapping and twirling superstars for one of the city's most glamorous annual fundraising events, Harcourts Dancing for Hospice.

From a local tourism business owner to a mobile spray-tanning whiz, this year's dancers all come equipped with a skill-set that will be sure to leave them dazzling on stage. Finally, after a whole year of wonder, the Rotorua Daily Post can reveal this year's dance partners.

With not a shred of ballroom and Latin American experience between them, the 20 local dancers for this year's fourth annual Dancing for Hospice have quite the challenge ahead of them.

However, through 15 weeks of hard training, each individual will be transformed from a dancefloor amateur to a ballroom blitzer, with just one couple being crowned the winner on the night.

Event goers can expect a night of waltzing, side steps and daring lifts as the 20 locals battle it out on stage on August 10.

Zizi and Bryce talk about what they are most excited for and the biggest challenge they are expecting.

For the first time in the event's history, even a Hospice staff member


Dancing for Hospice's 2019 dancers and why they are doing it: