Brush off your dancing shoes Armidale as the fifth Stars of Armidale Dance for Cancer returns to the Armidale Ex Service Club on Saturday night.
The dance extravaganza sees a new group of enthusiastic local identities donning their dancing shoes and strutting their stuff to raise funds for Cancer Council NSW.
This year's glamorous gala event boasts an exciting line-up of dancers, including Kirsty Blain, Charlotte Williams, Rachel Leonard, Sam Duncan, Luis Mosquerra, Deepa Sulklin, Harry Willaims, Zoe Herbert and Sharllene Marimuthu.
"I am so overwhelmed that this brilliant group have actually said yes, to leave their comfort zones and shake their booties in front of a big crowd," Kate Dubois from Cancer Council said.
"But, it is for a very worthwhile cause - raising funds for Cancer Council NSW and supporting the cancer support services we offer to the local community.
"Each year our selected group of dancers have an amazing time and generally surprise themselves with what they achieve," she said.
The last Dance for Cancer event in 2019 was a highlight on the Armidale social calendar and quickly sold out, raising more than $40,000 for Cancer Council NSW.
This year's event is hoping to be a sell out again with 400 tickets on sale now.
While the event is normally held every two years, last year's Dace for Cancer event was postponed to this year due to pandemic restrictions at the time.
Tickets to the 2022 gala event are $85 and include a three course meal and the show and can be purchased at events.humanitix.com/stars-of-armidale-2022 or by calling Cancer Council on 6763 0900.
This years group of 'Stars' will perform a variety of dance routines to entertain their audience from Rock n Roll to Jazz, Cabaret, Hip Hop, Ballroom and Bollywood.
The stars are being guided under the expert tutorage of local dance teachers Jenny Wild and Colette Barzier and Sydney based dance school Nartan Institute of Performing Arts running lessons via Zoom.
"It's such an exciting event to present to the Armidale community and certainly puts the fun into fundraising," Kate said.
This year there are three titles up for grabs. A panel of 'celebrity judges' will pick the winning routine on the night and guests will have the opportunity to vote for the people's choice winner.
Stars have also been competing for the highest fundraiser, and supporters can assist them by donating online or attending their fundraising activities around town in the lead up to the big night.
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