ORDINARY locals will be transformed into superstars tonight when one of the city’s most popular fundraisers waltzes into action.
The 2nd Celebrity Dance for Cancer, which raised close to $100,000 in its inaugural year, will see 11 couples take to the stage at William Cowper in front of more than 400 guests.
The couples have been put through their paces by dance instructors Sally Keft-Gill, Cherie Gaites and Robyn Kaluder and raised a minimum of $3000 each for the NSW Cancer Council.
NSW Cancer Council community engagement officer Sue-Ellen Hogan said guests can expect to be thoroughly entertained.
“At dress rehearsal on Tuesday night I was shocked at the skill level, especially with those who, a few months ago, said they couldn’t dance,” she said.
Dancers will perform a range of carefully choreographed routines, including pop, cha-cha, waltz, hip hop and rumba.
They will be scored by guest judges Tim Coates, Melinda McDonald, Julie Chandler and Paul Bennett.
Other categories include a people’s choice vote and a prize for the top fundraising couple.
For dancer Sarah Tice, who will perform with husband Chris, the cause holds even greater resonance.
Mrs Tice is a radiation therapist at the North West Cancer Centre and witnesses the grief caused by cancer on a daily basis.
To secure one of the remaining few tickets left for tonight, call Ms Hogan on 0409 929 632.