Busy time for local dancers

17th May 2022

Australian Dance Enterprises (ADE) has had a busy few months with two very special events “Dancing with the Stars” and “Fleece to Fashion Gala Awards”.
ADE students and teachers were involved with choreography and performances for the successful night of Dancing with the Stars (DWS) held at the Armidale Ex-Services Club on Saturday the 2nd of April. DWS is a Cancer Council fundraiser and this year ADE along with eight local “Stars” helped to raise over $76,000. All money raised will remain in our local area for cancer patients to access. ADE provided their time freely to help prepare five Stars and taught them a dance routine over a 10 week period that was performed on the night. Our senior dance troupe entertained the audience with various performances throughout the evening. Local Guyra students Maddi Collins, Shanae Wark and Molly Brazier were back-up dancers for two of the Stars as well as performing in our senior troupe dances.
ADE was also invited to choreograph the opening number and perform at “Fleece to Fashion Gala Awards” on Friday the 6th and Saturday the 7th of May. Fleece to Fashion promotes our local woolgrowers and Australian Wool Industry by providing a competition for innovative wool design and is open to anyone and any age all over Australia.
More than 350 people attended the black-tie event at the iconic Deeargee Woolshed at Gostwyck near Uralla. ADE senior troupe performed the spectacular opening number choreographed by ADE dance teacher Breanna McFadyen. They performed “All That Jazz” which set the tone for an exciting night of glitz and glamour. Local Guyra students Reeghan Woods, Shanae Wark & Molly Brazier were selected to dance along with four other ADE Armidale students. Molly Brazier was also selected as a model and wore a number of lovely garments on the night including a beautiful purple wool dress designed by Samantha Stolhand from Young, the winning design under the category “Roberts and Morrow Race Wear”.
Colette Brazier

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