WHAT are these crazy legs doing on Brighton beach?

Dance class members have been getting ready to give a leg up to a charity’s fundraising and awareness campaign.

The group of eight women from the DanceFit class in Brighton donned wacky leggings and leg-warmers to highlight the Crazy Legs challenge for Cancer Research UK’s Stand Up To Cancer.

The campaign aims to raise money to fund vital research which will get new and better treatments to cancer patients faster.

Schools, offices, friends and family are being challenged to dress up their pins and get sponsored to wear a silly bottom half for a day.

DanceFit instructors Hayley Coppard and Hayley Jones put the women through their paces as a warm-up to a fundraising event they have organised called the Big Beats Dance Jam.

Ms Coppard said: “We’ve had a great time being a part of the Crazy Legs challenge with our DanceFit ladies. Our class is all about having a laugh whilst getting fit so dancing in crazy leggings just adds to the fun.

“Our class is all about having a laugh whilst getting fit so dancing in crazy leggings just adds to the fun.

“Like any group, some of the members of our class have friends and family who have been affected by cancer, so this is a cause close to our hearts and we wanted to do our bit to help beat this devastating disease.”

The dance jam, organised by DanceFit, will be at the King Alfred leisure centre on Hove seafront on October 16 and will include free classes, guest teachers, performances and a raffle.

It is suitable for any age and no dance experience is necessary.

A Cancer Research UK spokeswoman said: “The DanceFit group is leading the way and standing up to cancer in style.

“From office workers in jazzy tights, teachers in clown trousers, firemen in flippers or rugby players in tutus, we’re asking people of all walks of life to go barmy on their bottom halves this October.

“By taking on the Crazy Legs challenge, they’ll be helping to raise crucial cash for life-saving cancer research. Simply pull on a ridiculous bottom half for the day and either make a donation or get sponsored by friends and family.”

For more information visit dancefit-brighton.co.uk/events.

For details of the Stand Up To Cancer campaign, visit standuptocancer.org.uk.