A Dance School teacher is raising money for charity by taking part in Salisbury does Strictly Come Dancing.

Liam Abram, of Showoff Dance School, is taking part in the dance competition to raise money for Salisbury Hospice charity.

Mr Abram founded Showoff dance six-years ago and since has been teaching students of all ages and choreographing routines across a plethora of genres.

The school runs from various village halls and community centres between Salisbury and Andover. They are planning to open a performing arts centre and dance studio in Tidworth in the foreseeable future.

The 29-year old Strictly fan was inspired to take part in the competition to raise money for a good cause. Dancing alongside him will be his student and longtime friend, 49-year old Sarah Hailstone. Mr Abram said :"I met her at my classes and we have been friends ever since. I have been teaching her for around 4 years now and I could not think of a better dance partner to dance alongside with."

Similar to the primetime television show, the couple were assigned a specific genre of dance to perform. Mr Abram added: "We have been given the Charleston as our chosen dance style. Luckily it's one of my favourites, full of energy, lots of character and just a little bit cheeky, a bit like me. I have created all of the choreography myself adding my own personal artistic flare to some very traditional moves from the 1920s."

10 couples will be competing at the event, judged by professional dancers Ian Waite and Kristina Rihanoff, both of whom have competed on Strictly Come Dancing. The celebrity judges will also be performing showcase dances throughout the evening.

Salisbury does Strictly will take place at The Stones Hotel, Highpost on Saturday, 10 March. All profits from the event will be donated to Salisbury Hospice Charity and Southern Spinal Injuries Trust. Liam and Sarah have set up a justgiving page to help raise money for Salisbury Hospice Charity, justgiving.com/fundraising/sarah-liam.