Come Dancing - for a Good Cause

The first ever Midlands Regional Ballroom Dancing Competition will take place at the New Ballroom, Greville Arms Hotel, Mullingar on Sunday, October 31 at 3.00pm.

Dancers young and old, beginners, novice, advanced are invited to come along to strut their stuff and collect some valuable prizes. Not only will dancers get an opportunity to compete in a regional competition but when they don their dancing shoes they will be helping a worthy cause.

"Our organisation is part funded by Irish Aid to work with people with disabilities in Africa but we need matching funding to ensure the work continues."

 
Event organiser Molly Buckley explains that proceeds from the competition will go directly to help people with disabilities in Zambia and Malawi. “This event is being organized to assist an organization called Power4Good, an Irish based charity working with people with disabilities in the developing world.”
 
The competition will be run on a strictly professional basis, “There will be four levels of competition,” explains Molly, “beginners, novice, senior and youth 10-16. The programme will consist of three dances; a slow waltz, an old time waltz, and a quick step.
 
The competition will begin with heats and conclude with a grande finale. Registration opens at the Greville Arms at 1.30pm and the first dance takes place at 2.30pm. The cost of entry is €10 per couple for youths, all others €30 per couple and audience admission will cost €10. Along with prizes for the best dancers prizes will be awarded for the best costume and the best improved dancers. The venue is sponsored by the new Greville Arms Hotel and prizes are sponsored by the Bridge Centre, Tullamore.
 
On behalf of Power4Good, Molly Buckley says she is delighted to be associated with the competition; “People with disabilities are at the bottom of the ladder when it comes to development aid. Our organisation is part funded by Irish Aid to work with people with disabilities in Africa but we need matching funding to ensure the work continues. We are a very small organization employing only two part time workers, all our funds go directly to the people with disabilities in Africa who work with us. Funds raised by the first Midlands Ballroom Dancing competition will be more than welcome.”
 
Entry forms are available from Colm McCabe at www.colmmccabe.com or contact Kim in the New Greville Arms Hotel on 044 9348563.
 
 
(source: Westmeath Examiner)