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Dance for cancer – the count (and the toe tapping) is on

Northern Star journalist Leah White and her dance instructor Serena Joy are looking forward to the Star Of Lismore - Dance for Cancer.
Northern Star journalist Leah White and her dance instructor Serena Joy are looking forward to the Star Of Lismore - Dance for Cancer. Marc Stapelberg

WE'RE getting close now.

Like the last three weeks before a massive exam, you kind of regret squandering that first two months you had to get ahead.

You question, did I really need to re-watch seasons one to three of Game of Thrones?

Fortunately, the routine has been learnt and it's now just a matter of polishing. Polishing and practicing. Practicing and polishing.

You know you've still got work to do when someone in your office mistakes the sound of your heel-flat-flat footwork practice for the final "death throws" of a giant rat in the ceiling.

For those of you who are new to my little toe-tapping column, I'll be taking part in the May 30 Stars of Lismore - Dance for Cancer fundraiser.

My dance style is flamenco, a type of Spanish folk music thought to have originated with the Romani - not to be confused with the flamingo, a pink and gangly bird found in lakes and estuarine lagoons.

They say "dance like no one is watching", which I imagine is a lot easier to do without 600 plus people watching. And judging.

But with a mayor doing tap, a policewoman getting her swing on and a city centre manager taking to the pole, it's sure to be a night full of laughs.

And it's not too late to get your ticket!

An additional 220 mezzanine floor tickets have gone on sale, after the first round of tickets vanished quicker than a politician's pre-election promise.

So far, almost $27,000 has been raised by the "Stars".

Money raised goes towards local cancer research and programs.

Tickets are $30 per person and include entry to the top mezzanine floor for viewing only. Meals and drinks will be available for purchase form the restaurant and bar.

Tickets can be purchased by phoning Donna Pagotto at the Lismore Workers Club on 02 6621 7401 or dropping into reception during business hours 9am to 5pm.

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