I thought I would share with you what I got up to on Saturday night. I attended â€œThe Stompâ€ dance spectacular. “The Stomp” is a cooperative project organised by a group of volunteers from the local dance community and the Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin. The disasterous Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004 was the trigger for the organisers decision to run the first Stomp as a couple of dancers pondered what they could do in the face of such an enormous human tragedy.Â The first Stomp raised $4000 and helped to get a Sri Lankan fishing village back to work with new fishing boats. Since then Stomp has run every 3 months and raised betweenÂ two and three thousand dollars each night.Â The money is dedicated to needy charities identified by the Rotary Club.
The first Stomp dance for this year was held on the 17th of February at the Albert Hall in Yarralumla. The theme was a 1940â€™s celebration of Victory in Europe (VE Day), with all monies raised going to CanTeenâ€¨
â€¨The Stomp is a night of great live music, professional dance performances, dance competitions, the odd surprise and of course, lots of dancing. The Stomp tries to cater for the broadest array of dance styles and you will certainly see plenty of swing, ceroc, rock and roll, Latin and ballroom styles. Each Stomp begins with complementary dance classes enabling you to expand your dance knowledge â€“ Stomp is the ultimate event for any enthusiastic dancer! â€¨
â€¨So if you are keen to support local charity and have a great time, write this date in your diary â€“ Stomp 10 will be held on the 12th May 2007, theme yet to be announced. You can find more information on The Stomp at www.thestomp.org