CHILDCARE worker trainee Zoe Morgan happily stepped in when a colleague was unable to fulfil her dance commitments in Saturday night’s Celebrity Dance for Cancer.
Eighteen-year-old Zoe, who works at Milestones CBD, was introduced to dance as a small child by her grandmother.
She learnt several styles including jazz, hiphop, contemporary, ballet and tap.
A major setback occurred when her partner had to withdraw from the competition. Zoe will now dance with mentor and choreographer, Cherie Gaites.
“Cherie and I have been practising for about three weeks, and it was great,” she said.
“We learnt the dance in one night. It’s more of a jazz-cabaret sort of thing, which is a little bit different to the others.”
The fundraising component has been a little difficult for Zoe, as she feels it’s a bit too much of an ask to seek large donations from parents of the children in her care.
“The parents pay enough in fees, so I don’t like to push them to donate too much,” she said.
“We’ve got nearly $600 so far and that has been raised through a pyjama day, a superhero day, an Easter raffle and fundraising with the Cancer Council website. It’s amazing how those gold-coin donations add up.”
The dance-off will be held at Bishop Peter Chiswell Hall at Calrossy’s William Cowper campus on Moore Creek Rd.
Tickets at $50 per person for a table of 10 are available from Tamworth Secretarial Services.
“This is a really good cause and I have had a few people close to me affected by cancer,” Zoe said.