Now here's a groovy way to raise awareness about – and much-needed funds – for breast cancer. The Free Spirit Dance Community is asking you to wear pink or purple to their special event Pink Hafla for Purple Boots at the Cockburn Youth Centre.
From 6pm to 10pm on March 28, it's an evening where you can dance the night away or, if you have two left feet, simply watch the dance displays on show. It all kicks off with a mini-bazaar full of treasures, treats and bling-bling delights so you can get some retail therapy. Then it's an an amazing array of talented dancers, including the Free Spirit Gypsies, Ruffles of Doom, Bollywood Crew, Tribalive, Belyssa and troupe and The Mystique Dance Company. And let's not forget the door prizes and raffles during the night.
The Free Spirit Dance Community is a vibrant, community-based group of bellydancers and musicians that aims to provide a safe, supportive, nurturing and non-competitive environment for dancers and associated artists. They believe in empowering women and the bringing together of spirits through music and dance. As their website notes: "We would like women to become motivated and enthusiastic about exercise, which promotes positive self-esteem and body image. This, in turn, provides a wider support network and encourages new friendships."
The group's events are family-friendly and present a wide variety of styles of dance including bellydance, tribal, bollywood and sometimes even bellysamba, steampunk, goth, burlesque, faerie, poi and parody. Their haflas are an opportunity for students to perform to showcase to family and friends what they have achieved and also for dancers and groups from other areas to come and play.
The Free Spirit Dance Community wants you to pink it up and dance the night away.
So whether you're a soloist, duet, troupe, belly dancer, tribal dancer or a "whatever" dancer, the Free Spirit Dance Community wants you to come along to Pink Hafla for Purple Boots. Fundraising from the evening will go to Breast Cancer Care WA, a not-for-profit group assisting local people affected by breast cancer. And here's the reason they have chosen this particular charity: "With so many of our beautiful dancing woman and their friends and families who have been diagnosed with breast cancer (or other forms of cancer), we would like to raise awareness that self-detection is the most effective weapon we have to fight this insidious disease."
And you better wear pink – or purple – or else. The brighter the better, although variations are welcome such as dancing to Pink or a song that mentions purple. But they want you to pink and purple it up as much as possible to show you care about fighting breast cancer. It's going to be a pretty, picturesque, pleasing, precious palette of purple and pinkness…
Tickets are $12 adults, $6.50 members and $4 for children and performers, available at the door or online(if you book online, you go into the draw for the door prize). Dancers interested in performing should contact Richelle on 0416547906 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Those interested in having a stall at the bazaar should contact Kerry at Kezza310@gmail.com
You can BYO nibbles and soft drinks but no alcohol is allowed, as it's an alcohol-free venue. Tea and coffee areprovided and tasty food will also be on sale.
The Cockburn Youth Centre is located at 25 Wentworth Parade, Success.