Stars of Newcastle 2017: Cancer Council dance competition launches with a vow to wow

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Newcastle ‘stars’ think they can dance Cveta Jovanoska from Yoga Loft posing for official pictures with photographer Kirsten Woodforth. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers
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Contestant Britt Coombe from QBE Insurance at the Cancer Council Stars of Newcastle competition launch. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Cancer Council Stars of Newcastle competition launch. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Cancer Council Stars of Newcastle competition launch. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Photographer Kirsten Woodforth directing contestants Cveta Jovanoska from Yoga Loft and RAAF Squadron Leader Will Trott during an official photo shoot at the launch. Sydney Junction Hotel, Hamilton. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Cveta Jovanoska from Yoga Loft and RAAF Squadron Leader Will Trott posing for an official photo at the launch. Sydney Junction Hotel, Hamilton. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

University of Newcastle cancer researcher Nikki Verrills at the Cancer Council Stars of Newcastle competition launch. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Cancer Council Stars of Newcastle competition launch. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Cancer Council Stars of Newcastle competition launch. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Contestants Cveta Jovanoska from Yoga Loft and RAAF Squadron Leader Will Trott posing for an official photo at the launch. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

University of Newcastle cancer researcher Nikki Verrills interviewing contestant Chris Elliott who starred on TV show The Block. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Cancer Council Stars of Newcastle competition launch. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Contestant Brodie Owen from The Newcastle Herald getting a quick makeup refresh from Shannon Brown of The Mask Academy. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Cveta Jovanoska from Yoga Loft posing for official pictures with photographer Kirsten Woodforth. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

TweetFacebookNewcastle Herald’s Brodie Owen, have stepped up for Stars of Newcastle, which officially launched at Sydney Junction Hotel on Tuesday.

The dance competitionhopes to raise $100,000 for Cancer Council NSW, while also casting a differentlight on some familiar faces.

This year’s eventwill showcase media personalities, journalists, businesspeople, anda squadron leader fromRAAF Base Williamtown.

The“stars” have been assigned a genre, andwill be put through their paces bythe Newcastle Dance Academy,before a one-night only concert later this year.

Cancer Council regional director Shayne Connell said the event–now in its third year–was a crucial date on the organisation’s fundraising calendar.

“A lot of people think we’re government-funded, [but] it’sactually events like this that driveall of our services,” Mr Connell said.

RAAF Williamtown squadron leader Will Trott said the event was “totally outside” his comfort zone.

“But it’s the Cancer Council –how could you not want to support such an outstanding organisation?” he said.

“Our family has had a bad run with cancer, so if I can help just a little bit, whether it’s something as simple as getting a mum to see another Christmas, or a day out to see a child’s footy game, it’s got to be a good thing.”

Details: starsofnewcastle成都夜总会招聘.au

Stars of Newcastle 2017Britt Coombe –QBE Insurance

Brodie Owen – Newcastle Herald

Chris Elliott –The Block

Clare Rogers –Sydney Junction Hotel

Christen Cable –Kis Marketing

Cveta Jovanoska –Yoga Loft

Jack Lodge –Event Cinemas Glendale

Kim Elliott –The Block

Mato Demir –Demato Construction

Richard King –Radio 2HD

Sam Djodan –NBN News

Dr Susannah Ward–doctor

Will Trott –RAAF Base Williamtown