SPECTACULAR: (From left) Mary Doohan, Coco Lacson, Marinah Bartos, Indira Shah, Elizabath Wignell and Yvette Mazzer get ready for When I Wish Upon a Star at the Sharon Sidney School of Dance end-of-year charity concert at the Lismore Workers club.
SPECTACULAR: (From left) Mary Doohan, Coco Lacson, Marinah Bartos, Indira Shah, Elizabath Wignell and Yvette Mazzer get ready for When I Wish Upon a Star at the Sharon Sidney School of Dance end-of-year charity concert at the Lismore Workers club. Doug Eaton

Dancers to deliver a quality performance at Workers

A QUARTER century tradition will continue on Tuesday night when performers from the Sharon Sidney School of Dance take to the stage for charity at the Lismore Workers Club.

The spectacular features dancers as young as four to adults, performing styles including tap, ballet, jazz, in guises including fairies, elves, banksia men and milkmaids.

Principal Heather Sidney said the idea of a charity concert to raise money for Camp Quality was born in 1985.

"We had a lot of children here at the time and some of the families were involved with children suffering cancer," she said.

Marinah Bartos will celebrate a decade of dancing for Camp Quality at next Tuesday's concert.

The 14-year-old Goonellabah dance prodigy said she would perform ballet, tap and jazz dances.

"You can be transported to another world and you get lost in the world of dance," she said.

"I enjoy dancing to raise money for Camp Quality as we are helping families of children with cancer."

Mrs Sidney said thousands of dollars had been donated to Camp Quality over the past 25 years from the annual concerts.

"We run a hamper raffle on the night and the children bring donations of groceries to make up two big hampers."

She said the concert, which starts at 7pm, features something to entertain people of all ages.

"Forest creatures and banksia men clash in an exciting scene while the milkmaids are in trouble for not milking the cows."

The tradition continues as compere Wilson Cregan returns for his 26th consecutive year while John De Voy will video the performances.

"They have been wonderful giving their time for free to help Camp Quality over the years," Mrs Sidney said.

Dance time

When : Tuesday 7pm

Where: Lismore Workers Club

Tickets available at the door

$30 Families

$15 Adults

$10 Children and pensioners

All proceeds go to Camp Quality.


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