Dancing with the stars for Tipperary Down Syndrome benefit night

Dancing with the stars for Tipperary Down Syndrome benefit night

                            Dancing for Stars will be held on Saturday 7th July 2018 which will see 22 dancers take to the floor in Hotel Minella to showcase their dancing skills in front of a large audience in a  Movies and Musicals themed fundraising event which will see Hotel Minella’s foyer transformed into a Hollywood Movie Set.



A variety of ballroom and Latin dances will be performed to entertain the audience including Tango, Waltz, Bollywood/Samba, Jive, Charleston, Viennese Waltz, Cha Cha Cha, Quickstep and Paso Doble. This dedicated bunch of dancers is loving the experience so much that they are even committed to doing two group dances on the night so the lucky audience will have double the excitement on the night.

 The judging panel for the evening consists RTE’s Dancing with the Stars Professional John Nolan, Rosemary Scolland and Francis Lecias. Our M.C.s for the night are John Leahy & Mia Carney.

The 'Interval acts on the night will be from Ruth Quinn Dance School and a dance performance from Tipperary Treasures who are a group of children and young adult members of the Down Syndrome Tipperary Branch.'

 Down syndrome Ireland Tipperary branch is a voluntary organisation run by parents of people with Down syndrome who aim to provide supports and services for people with Down syndrome and their families.  They currently employ two speech and language therapists and an education tutor which provide essential and valuable therapy to  members. They also run cookery classes, dance and fitness classes and yoga.

Down Syndrome Tipperary receive no state funding. All of their funds come from fundraisers like Dancing for Stars and the generosity of people who support the participants.

All funds raised for the Tipperary branch stays in the Tipperary branch and will be used to support the members. All donations, sponsorship and contributions are greatly appreciated; any queries can be made directly to Maria Gleeson, Event Organiser on 0860649868.

 The event is being held on Saturday 7th July in Hotel Minella at 8pm, Tickets (€25) are limited but are a few are still available from all the dancers, Shades Hair Design, Parnell Street Clonmel or any of the committee members (Maria Gleeson – Event Organiser & Producer, Ruth Quinn – Choreographer & Director & Producer, Mellissa McCarthy, Nessa Boyle Baker and Tricia Shoer).