Local woman Angela Kouparitsas will dance for two hours a day over seven days at Canberra locations and landmarks, to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House fundraiser, Dance for Sick Kids.
In conjunction with National Families Week from 15 to 21 May, Dance for Sick Kids is an opportunity for everyone to get moving to help raise funds to support thousands of Australian families who rely on Ronald McDonald House Charities.
The cause is close to Angela’s heart – her cousin’s six-year-old child passed away with brain cancer, and her friend’s teenage son suffered brain damage after a skydiving accident and spent 300 days at Ronald McDonald House.
“I’m very passionate about it, and I just want to make a difference in people’s lives, and just have fun along the way as well,” Angela said.
“I want to dance around Canberra, even in front of Parliament House, dance at landmarks, or even at my favourite café.”
Angela doesn’t consider herself a professional dancer, but with plenty of Greek dancing experience, she hopes to incorporate the traditional dance for the cause.
The challenge is designed to be suitable for everyone, encouraging schools and workplaces to get their boogie on.
Once participants have signed up to the seven-day challenge, they will have exclusive access to online dance tutorials to stay motivated.
The Flamenco Centre Canberra are also getting involved by hosting a 90-minute Flamenco fundraiser concert at Gungahlin College Theatre, on Sunday 16 May from 11.30am.
With tickets at $10 and all proceeds going towards the charity, organiser Angelica Casado said they have already sold 100 tickets, and are hoping to sell another 190.
“We thought it would be great to use dance as a mechanism as awareness of a worthy cause, just trying to do our bit for the world through dancing,” Angelica said.
“We’d love for people to come and have a great time with us.”
To book tickets to the Flamenco fundraiser concert, visit their Eventbrite profile.
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