There are only 12 weeks left until 20 of Rotorua's top local figures transform from dance amateurs to twirling superstars for one of the city's most glamorous annual fundraising events, Harcourts Dancing for Hospice. Three weeks into their show-stopping journey, couple Philly Angus and Aaron Willoughby sit down with reporter Leah Tebbutt and share their secret weapon.

With more than 200 games under his belt for Kahukura Rugby Club's top team, Aaron Willoughby could be Rotorua's version of Manu Vatuvei on this year's season of Dancing with the Stars.

But the fitness mad bloke has hung up his boots and