Look behind the scenes of Harden Can Assist's 'Dancing with the Locals' and you will find some very hardworking organisers and technical advisors. One such advisor is Kate Collingridge, who is working with several of the dance couples, making sure they put one foot in front of the other without injuring themselves.
"I have been dancing since I was three." Ms Collingridge said. "I trained in Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet and Tap and from the age of 6, completed in Eisteddfods across NSW. I am now a principal dance teacher at Christine Wishart Dance Studios, and teach across Cootamundra, Young and Temora."
Ms Collingridge said she spends a fair amount of time in Harden and is very aware of the great work Can Assist does.
"I volunteered to help out with Dancing with the Locals for Can Assist, because it is such a worthy cause, with every dollar going to straight to the people who truly need it. Can Assist volunteers have dedicated years to helping people. I am honoured to give some time" Ms Collingridge said. "DWTL is a fantastic way to raise funds and have a lot of fun; I know my group are enjoying the ride!'
The seven couples who are taking part in 'Dancing with the Locals' are judged not only on their dance moves, but by the amount of money they raise for Can Assist. Get behind your favourite couple by dropping some money into their donation boxes:
Georgia Murray - Bunyip Pre-School; Jack O'Connor - Wombat Hotel; Maryanne Fitzgerald - Harden Hospital; Richard Fleming - Flemings Real Estate; Rodney Cooper - Cooper's Butchery; Caron Cantrill - Bendigo Bank; Kirsty Kemp - Garangula office; Adam Walsh - Harden Pharmacy; Terry Ricketts - Vision Concrete (Harden); June Howe - Potts Point Hair salon; Vicki Fairfield-Smith - Harden Country Club; Greg Jamieson - Athair Salon and Prestige Beauty; Jenny Polimeni - Gino's Fruit and Veg (Jugiong); Leigh Butt - Jugiong Motel
Dancing with the Locals performances are now sold out, but could everyone please pick up their tickets as there is a waiting list for people who missed out .