Narrabri locals Kristy Pattison and Sarah Gleeson are ready to take on the competition in the town’s coming Cancer Council dancing fundraiser.

Ms Pattison hopes her background growing up as a student at Karar School of Dance, will help her as she gears up for Stars of Narrabri.

“I’m hoping it’ll give me an edge, however I think I may have forgotten more than I ever learnt, so maybe not,” she said.

The two met at the local dance school and have been close friends ever since.

Competing in the event was Mrs Gleeson’s idea but it “took a lot of persuasion” to get her friend on board as a dancing partner.

“I eventually agreed because it’s ultimately a very worthy cause,” Ms Pattison said.

“Plus, the funds we raise will come back to the local area, and help those supported by the Cancer Council, which I really love.”

The pair’s dance style is a jazz/hip hop fusion, and Ms Pattison describes the routine as “super fun and high energy”. “It wouldn’t be possible without Sarah being such fantastic dance teacher – she’s done a wonderful job,” Ms Pattison said.

“Apart from a few bruises and a lot of sore muscles, we’ve done a lot of dancing, laughing and taken plenty of breaks to catch our breath.

“Sarah has been knocking out some awesome choreography and I think I’m almost keeping up!”

As well as a lot of practice, the ladies have been hard at work fundraising.

In March alone, they hosted a charity golf day, raffle and trivia night.

Their golf day raised $650, bringing them a few steps closer to their overall fundraising goal of $3000.

But the trivia night smashed that target, raising more than $3500.

The team’s running fundraising total is now more than $4400, an effort they’re “super stoked with”.

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