Would you conquer your fear of public performance to help a great cause? Eleven brave Coasties will be doing just this when they step out on the stage in April for Stars of the Central Coast. Stars of the Central Coast – Dance For Cancer - is a gala fundraising event where local community stars are paired with a professional dancer all in the name of entertainment.
Eleven brave Stars will learn to dance in 8 weeks and perform their routine at Laycock Street Theatre on Friday 7th April 2017.
In a fun way and with your commitment, Cancer Council NSW’s goal is to raise valuable funds for the Central Coast community in the fight against cancer.
Tickets are $65 for General Admission (theatre style seating) and can be purchased from the Laycock Street Theatre Box Office from 10am Friday the 27th January. The show will sell out so be sure to call the Box Office on 4323 3233 and grab your tickets early!
In a nutshell, Hollie Fielder is a lover of life!
At the age of 24 Hollie was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer & secondary liver cancer and was given a 5% chance to survive. 4 years on, Hollie is still cancer free and she knows only too well how lucky she is. Hollie had part of her bowel, liver and all of her gall bladder removed with chemotherapy thrown in amongst the surgeries.
Hollie’s journey has lead her to become a bowel cancer advocate & a health & fitness trainer at Impact Gym & F45 The Entrance, where she aims to empower & inspire people to believe in themselves, to appreciate their health, love the lives they lead.
Hollie’s dance genre will be ....... CONTEMPORARY.
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Family comes first for local mother Simone, but her business ‘On The Coast Publications’ comes a close second. ‘Kidz on the Coast’ and ‘Seniors on the Coast’ have built an enviable name as our community’s longest established and favourite magazines.
Simone is a proud member of The Lioness Club of East Gosford and The Lions Club of Tuggerah Shores where she is able to continue her support of local community. She is a country girl at heart, having grown up on a beef cattle property and knows the value of supporting local and keeping our community strong.
Simone has called the Central Coast home for 22 years and now considers herself a local! She is mother to three amazing children and proud local business co-owner with Debbie Elliott.
Simone’s dance genre will be ...... 80’S AEROBICS
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Sharyn Burgess is the Marketing Manager & Community Development Worker with Wyong Neighbourhood Centre.
Sharon has 2 beautiful children Matt & Sarah-Kate & her partner Chris who are all supporting her 100% as she dives completely out of her comfort zone.
A local girl who’s only professional dance experience was with Physical Culture in the North Entrance Community Hall way back in 1975, this year she made a pact with herself to take on every opportunity that came her way.
Sharon has been a host of Cancer Council’s “Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea” event for the past 12 years. She is very passionate about the Central Coast community and has always believed that passionate people produce.
Sharyn’s dance genre will be….. SWING
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Shayne Player is President of Central Coast Secondary Principals’ Council and was the winner of the Australian Secondary Principal of the Year Award in the 2012 Australian Awards for Outstanding Teaching and School Leadership.
She is so excited about being a part of STARS 2017 – something very different to what she does every day. She says, “It is worth taking a risk to go out there and try something very different to the usual. The best that can happen is you show young people that it is OK to still have fun as an adult while helping out a great cause.”
Shayne’s dance genre will be…..CABARET
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Raqueal Ball and Twynette Dickinson
Raqueal Ball and Twynette Dickinson are a pair of powerhouse Sisters who have their fingers in a lot of pies here on the Central Coast. Between the 2 of them they have 2 husbands, 4 children, a hair dressing salon, a cross-fit gym, 3 child care centres and an integrated finance firm so to say these women are busy may be a little bit of an understatement.
In 2003 they lost their beautiful mother Jannette to Lung Cancer just 4 months after diagnosis. The girls looked after their mother for those short few months and they will forever be missing a piece of their hearts now that she has gone.
Most recently this year the girls lost their nephew Casper who passed away at the age of 12 with Leukaemia, which shows just how cruel and insidious this disease can be.
Now together, these inspiring sisters take aim and stand to make a difference in the fight against cancer.
The girls’ dance genre will be …… 90’S POP
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James Henty is part owner of the Kincumber Hotel, & ready to raise much needed funds for Cancer Council NSW.
Born in Australia in 1969, a descendent of many brilliant dancers. James’ early dancing was penned in the blue light disco scene. James has fond memories of the under 18s dance at Blue Lagoon Holiday Park in Bateau Bay. He quickly progressed to birthday parties & weddings, his confidence boosted by West Coast Coolers, & Bacardi.
A natural mover & shaker James swept his wife off her feet to the sounds of Shakira in 2006.
These days James’ dancing is kept under wraps, with occasional kid’s birthday parties & Friday night kitchen parties ....until now!
James’ dance genre will be ….. BROADWAY
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After watching Superman he thought he could fly.
After watching Spider-Man he thought he could climb buildings.
After watching Tarzan he thought he could calm a lion.
Then he watched Grease - now he thinks he can dance!
Through his sales role at Star 104.5, Anthony has a vast amount of connections throughout our community and enjoys the friendships and opportunities this affords him.
Always smiling and full of positivity, Anthony is taking his Stars of the Central Coast experience seriously.
His Mother, the beautiful Alice, has stared down cancer and Anthony has a workmate, Judy Moy, currently going through treatment. So there is definitely a personal element to his journey.
One of seven kids and an uncle to 15, Anthony doesn't want to see another person he knows encounter this traumatic experience, so now he's ready to Dance for Cancer!
Anthony’s dance genre will be……70’S MOTOWN!
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Shayne has lived on the coast for over 20 years and lives with his wife of 17 years, Emma and their 2 daughters Georgia 13 & Maddison 10.
A Carpenter by trade, he started his business Custom Creations 13 years ago in his garage at home. Shayne now has a factory at Kincumber and employs 4 local staff to manufacture Cabins, sheds, cubby houses and all carpentry works on the coast.
Always community minded, Shayne has worked with several charities on the coast - Cancer Council NSW - Ronald McDonald House Gosford and has been a volunteer of the North Avoca Surf Club for 7 years.
Shayne loves to push himself outside of his comfort zone and Cancer Council NSW is very close to his heart after losing his sister to Ovarian Cancer 13 years ago, so it was a perfect match for him to come on board for this event and make a difference in the fight against cancer.
Shayne’s dance genre will be……FOSSIE (you may need to google it)
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Born and bred on the Central Coast, Luke is one of 6 kids! Affectionately known as Prousty, he has travelled the world and has literally sailed through his life with a smile. From being a skipper, beer garden manager, barista and a gig in radio – this guy has dipped his toes into everything!
Prousty and partner Georgia, opened their own beautiful beachside café “The Boy & The Rose” in North Avoca, last year which has gone from strength to strength much to the delight of locals and tourists alike.
Prousty’s passion to make people smile. This guy has energy and enthusiasm in spades, and he will have a crack at anything …including dancing for cancer
Prousty’s dance genre will be ….. HIP HOP
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Samuel is part of family owned local fruit juice & spring water company, East Coast Juices located here on the Central Coast.
Following in their father’s footsteps, Sam and his brother’s Mick and Frank saw an opportunity to create their own niche market by squeezing citrus fruit juice made entirely from 100% fresh fruit. Add to this the natural springs that flowed through their Central Coast property and bottled pure spring water wasn’t far behind for this enthusiastic trio.
Outside of the family business Samuel enjoys poetry, long walks on the beach and picking oranges, and man can he dance!
Sam says that we all know someone who has been affected by Cancer, now this is his chance to raise much needed funds for Cancer Council Central Coast to support our local community.
Sam’s dance genre will be…..DISCO!
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