Brisbane’s retirees put on their dancing shoes for Act for Kids

29 November 2013





Retirees at the Burnie Brae Senior Citizens Centre did their bit to support abused and neglected kids this Christmas, performing an energetic dance concert for everyone at the Chermside centre on 20 November.

Dance teacher Gail Bubb choreographs the Burnie Brae dance concert each year, teaching tap dancing to seniors aged from 50 to 80 years old. As well as teaching at the centre once a week, Gail teaches a variety of dance style to young children and students to help build self-esteem.

Gail said it’s nice that everyone at the centre wanted to get involved and donate gifts to kids who are less fortunate.

“We’re thrilled to know that we’ll help put smiles on little ones faces this Christmas.

“All of the children I teach are fortunate to come from families that can afford their dance tuition, but my heart is always open for the children who may never have the opportunity to dance.

“I am passionate about nurturing the spirit and happiness of young children, so that’s when I decided that our concert needed to be one of purpose this year. We wanted to give back to the children in our community,” she said.

Act for Kids is sometimes the only hope abused and neglected kids have to overcome their experiences. Will you stand with us? Your donation to Act for Kids’ Christmas appeal can make a big difference to little kids.