Dubbo locals dance off to help charity

Dance: Professional dancers Joel Tongue and Cassie Donnelly (pictured) will lead 10 Dubbo locals at the Dubbo's DanceSport Gala Night Dance for a Wish. Photo: Contributed

Dance: Professional dancers Joel Tongue and Cassie Donnelly (pictured) will lead 10 Dubbo locals at the Dubbo's DanceSport Gala Night Dance for a Wish. Photo: Contributed

This weekend 10 local identities will be dancing for charity as part Dubbo's Dance Sport Gala Night Dance for a Wish event. 

Danceoff: Organiser Kim Tongue, with Tim Connolly, Wendy Stevenson, Adrian Eames, Cassie Donnelly, Joel Tongue, Brooklyn Dunn, Adam Wells and Tara Taylor. Photo: Contributed

Danceoff: Organiser Kim Tongue, with Tim Connolly, Wendy Stevenson, Adrian Eames, Cassie Donnelly, Joel Tongue, Brooklyn Dunn, Adam Wells and Tara Taylor. Photo: Contributed

The event will be raising money for Dubbo’s Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Hosted by Dubbo’s Fantasy DanceSport, the 10 identities will not only be raising much needed funds to help local sick children, but they will also be competing for the special ballroom winning trophy.

The Dubbo dancers include, local business owner Wendy Stevenson, recently married Dubbo girl Tara Taylor, real estate agent Adam Wells and legal assistant Michelle Mathieson.

Dubbo radio announcer Richard Mutton will also be dancing, as will Dubbo ARB owner Nicki Seton.

This is the first time that local beautician Brooklyn Dunn will have ever performed on stage.

“My amazing workmates at Onyx thought it would be a brilliant idea to put my nerves to the test by forcing me to participate. And here I am trying to conquer my fears and raise money for an amazing charity,” she said.

Plumber Tim Connolly said he agreed to participate because he wanted to help support the local cause and try to raise money for a local family in need.

“I have always tried to help out charities where I can, especially after a couple of years ago I lost my best mate to cancer so it has felt closer to home after that,” Mr Connolly said.

“I'm looking forward to the night and I hope I don't make a big fool of myself.”

Furniture Franchisee at Harvey Norman Dubbo Adrian Eames will show off his dancing moves, as will local entrepreneur Bejamin 'foxtrot' Dunlop.

Highly respected judges will adjudicate the night and former football star John Grey will be the MC.

The event will be held at the Dubbo regional Theatre and Convention Centre on Friday, September 30. 

Tickets can be purchased through 123tix.com.au, or through contacting the event organiser Kim Tongue on 0410 796 524.

The cost is $50 per person, with tables of 15 and a BYO picnic supper.

Doors open at 6pm for a 6:30pm start.

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