Perth set to ‘Dance for a Cure’ to help fight Childhood Cancer

On Sunday 18 November at 9:30am, the City of Perth will be awash with choreographed vibrant dancing from hundreds of families in Forest Place to raise vital funds and awareness for Telethon and help fight a cancer that is still the leading cause of death from disease in Australian children.

Individuals and families are being encouraged to dress up as their favourite hero — whether that’s a superhero such as Spiderman, Superman and Wonder Woman, their favourite sports star or anyone in their lives that they see as a hero — and learn a short, easy to follow, and fun routine.

In its fifth year, Dance for A Cure has always left participants thrilled, inspired and eager to keep dancing.

The event has raised almost $80,000 for Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation (CLCRF) to continue their important ground-breaking research so that future generations of children will be the ones to live cancer free.

Experienced choreographer Ashanti Suriyam from The Dance Workshop has crafted this year’s routine to Bonnie Tyler’s chart topping hit, Holding Out for a Hero, for the public to learn before the big day.

A rehearsal will take place the week before on Sunday 11 November at Lathlain Oval, Lathlain.

Five other dance schools from across Perth will also be performing their own showcase routines before ‘exiting stage left’ for the general public to strut their stuff in their hero outfits.

Children’s TV star from the 80’s and Telethon Mascot Fat Cat will dust off his dancing paws and join in with the kids and adults for the main performance.

The routine choreography has been recorded and is available on the Dance for a Cure website — — for participants to practice at home.

Dance for a Cure welcomes a brand new long-term partnership with Telethon and all funds raised from the event will be presented to Telethon to help ensure a better life for children facing this life threatening illness.

Event organiser Kylie Dalton said families and individuals that take part relish the unique experience.

“It has been my honour to organise this event for the families of Perth. My joy is seeing them dance and then hearing them want to do it all over again once the dance is done,” said Kylie.

“It makes all the planning and sleepless nights worth it. We need to keep this in the news so that people never stop looking for a cure to all childhood cancers. What we raise goes directly to our own WA Research projects.”

Individuals and families from all over Perth are strongly encouraged to register to be a part of this great event via the Dance for A Cure website: