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The first ever Stars of Clarence – Dance For Cancer event to be held in Grafton in 2019!

Cancer Council’s ‘Stars of Clarence – Dance For Cancer’ is launching for the first time in the Clarence Valley this June. Based on the idea of a popular television dancing show, Stars of Clarence will see eight high profile Clarence Valley locals teaming up with eight local dance teachers to learn a choreographed dance routine.

The local ‘Stars’ will then perform their routine at a gala charity event on Friday 28th June 2019 at the Grafton Saraton Theatre. Dance styles include Burlesque, Jazz, Contemporary, Highland, Bollywood, Hip-hop, Rock n Roll, and Line dancing. 

“To us, local stars are those people who want to actively make a difference in their community and step out of their comfort zone to help us beat cancer,” said Erin Turnbull, Community Relations Coordinator, Cancer Council Northern Rivers.

The stars and teachers have already met and greeted and will from now get together with their dance teachers to kick off rehearsals. From here on it will be an exciting 8 weeks of lessons to get the local stars in tip top shape for their June performance.

Not only are the stars dancing, they are also fundraising for Cancer Council NSW and have a target of $3000 each! The event is as much about raising funds for cancer research, services and prevention programs as it is about raising awareness of cancer in the community.

“Clarence Community Transport to Treatment, our 13 11 20 information and support line and our ENRICH Survivorship program that will start from June 4 at Grafton Base Hospital for 8 weeks are just three of many vital support services we can continue to provide because of these fundraising events,” Erin said.