Amy Dowden, the renowned Strictly Pro hailing from Caerphilly, is set to dazzle audiences once again with the return of “Dare To Dance.” Building on the triumph of the inaugural series, Amy is back to guide a fresh group of exceptional individuals through a breathtaking dance routine, culminating in surprising performances for their unsuspecting family and friends.

Over the four-part series, the Caerphilly-born dance maestro will encounter a diverse array of aspiring dancers from across Wales. This includes a young woman who, upon losing her sight, relinquished her passion for dancing and confidence, a firefighter concealing a secret love for dance, two friends preparing for a significant Windrush Day celebration, and a devoted Wrexham FC couple who hastened their wedding plans due to a cancer diagnosis.

Amy, however, won’t be navigating this dance journey alone. Despite being diagnosed with cancer during filming, she seeks assistance from her dance family, including Strictly Pros Dianne Buswell and Graziano Di Prima, as well as the esteemed dancer and choreographer Oti Mabuse. Additionally, viewers can anticipate a cameo appearance from Wrexham FC co-owner and “Welcome To Wrexham” star Rob McElhenney.

Presenter Amy Dowden says “I am so delighted Dare To Dance is back! When I dance, I feel like I can overcome anything. It’s something I want more people to experience, I really believe it can change your life. I was never going to let my diagnosis get in the way of what I love most and I am thrilled that my wonderful dance family could step in to ensure my wonderful students blew their family and friends away with their performance.”

Nick Andrews, Senior Head of Commissioning, BBC Cymru Wales said: “It’s terrific to have Dare To Dance back on our screens but grab a hanky, it’s emotional stuff! Amy has drawn together an incredible and brave bunch of people as well as some of her showbiz mates. This is foot-tappingly watchable telly with oodles of drama. It’s both terrifying and joyful and only the remarkable Amy Dowden could have pulled it off.”

“Dare to Dance” promises a delightful mix of fun, uplifting moments, along with the inevitable highs and lows of training. Audiences can catch the show on BBC One Wales and iPlayer starting next month.

Produced by Wildflame in collaboration with BBC Wales and iPlayer, “Dare To Dance” is a 4 x 30’ series. The commissioning editor for BBC Cymru Wales is Sian Harris, with Simon Kerfoot serving as the executive producer for Wildflame. Jacci Parry takes on the role of Series Producer.