GRIFFITH’S stars did not disappoint on Friday night, wowing a sold out audience at the Cancer Council NSW’s ‘Stars of Griffith, Dance for Cancer’ gala event.
After 10 weeks of rehearsal St Mary’s Yoogali teacher Alan Wedesweiler said he was as ready as he will never be in the moments before he and partner Jess Fawcett took to the floor.
“Backstage I was sweating like a gypsy with a mortgage,” Mr Wedesweiler told the crowd following his first performance of the night.
“It felt really good though.
“We never expected to raise as much as we did but I think the importance of cancer research is something that resonates deeply everyone and with the people of Griffith to an extra degree.”
Despite admitting his feet wouldn’t move to begin with, fellow star performer Sam Trimboli said he was only a little bit nervous to perform in front of a room packed with family and friends.
“I’m very excited and I’ve been practising at home – I didn’t know how many hours would go into learning a routine but Simone has been great to dance with,” he said.
“It’s a great feeling when you can help other people and that’s what tonight is really all about.”
Judges Emily Thomas, Brad Humphreys and Brendan Catanzariti were impressed with the talent and coordination of the performers on Friday night.
They described the routines as fun, sexy, passionate and amazing giving high scores to all couples involved.