OUCH! Dance teacher Rebecca Wells holds the hand of her student Jason Mumford while the Lismore city centre manager gets his legs waxed in preparation for his pole dancing routine at the Stars of Lismore Dance for Cancer.
OUCH! Dance teacher Rebecca Wells holds the hand of her student Jason Mumford while the Lismore city centre manager gets his legs waxed in preparation for his pole dancing routine at the Stars of Lismore Dance for Cancer. Cathy Adams

Dance for Cancer contestant goes to extremes with leg waxing

LISMORE city centre manager Jason Mumford said it was the first time he had ever waxed his legs ... but we're not sure we believe him.

The Stars of Lismore contestant handled the pain of having his legs waxed suspiciously well.

And his reason for waxing? Smooth legs will help him dance better.

To be fair, Mr Mumford will be performing a pole dancing routine for the Stars of Lismore Dance for Cancer charity evening and his teacher Rebecca Wells, of Rebecca Wells Pole Fitness, said hairless legs were a must.

"The hairs on your leg create an air pocket between the skin and the pole and it just makes it really, really hard for you to stick on," she said. "Cotton doesn't stick to poles and neither do leg hairs."

Dancing to fund cancer research was something Mr Mumford said he didn't need much convincing to get behind.

"Abby (Abby Wallace, event organiser) pretty well convinced me in the first five minutes," he said.

"I've had a lot of family and friends that have suffered and died from cancer, so it didn't take me any time to put too much thought into supporting it."

Ms Wells said they were slowly getting a solid routine down.

"He's doing alright ... better than I expected," she said. "It's not an easy thing to do.

"All of your muscles are involved plus the ones you didn't know existed."

Stars of Lismore Dance for Cancer is a fundraising event for the Cancer Council.

Twelve Northern Rivers "stars" have been paired with local dance instructors and will perform a choreographed routine at the Lismore Workers Club on May 30.

Money raised from the event goes towards cancer prevention, support and research.


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