Wed. Apr 17th, 2024

The ‘Stars of Inverell Dance for Cancer’ returns to Inverell this year, it was back in 2019 that the first and last local Dance for Cancer was held.

The Official Launch on March 21 will reveal the stars, dance partners, and choreographers for this years’ ‘2024 Stars of Inverell Dance for Cancer,’ which will be held on June 22.

Dance Craze Academy Principal Laura King, affectionately called ‘Miss Laura’ by her students, is one of at least five teachers who will choreograph this year’s dance.

“There is so many around that are struggling with cancer, whether it be breast cancer or there are a few young children (with cancer) around our area,” Mrs King said.

Mrs King said she loved doing community events however before signing up she had ensured the money donated would be used to support local cancer patients.

She said it was good to know the money donated would go to Tamworth, not Sydney, as Tamworth was where Inverell cancer patients travelled to.

Mrs King said Inverell was a relatively small place and the Dance for Cancer was a great community event.

“We do not get things like this here often,” Mrs King said.

Mrs King said it depended upon who the stars were as to what dance style would be choreographed for them, as she wanted them to feel comfortable.

“I will wait and see who I will get, I can do any style with them but something fun,” Mrs King said.

Dance Craze Academy offers dance styles such as Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Musical Theatre, Acro (Acrobatics) and Hip Hop.

Cancer Council’s Community Fundraising Coordinator Sarah Mayo-McCowen said ‘Stars Dance for Cancer’ first started in 2011, and had since become a much-loved event across many communities throughout N.S.W.

She said these events supported local services and helped fund ground-breaking cancer research.

“We are still searching for a couple more talented dancers to teach and partner a ‘Star,’” Ms Mayo-McCowen said.

“So, if there is anyone in the Inverell area that has strong dance experience in any genre, we would love to speak with them about coming onboard as a partner to one of the ‘Stars’.”

She said she could be reached on 02 6763 0914 or sarah.mayo-mccowen@nswcc.org.au.

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