Ronnie West, a dance instructor, choreographer, and founder of the Black Irish Dance company, recently taught a contemporary workshop at the Center Stage School of Performing Arts. The workshop was attended by Center Stage dancers from Garner, Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs.
The workshop, initiated by Rachel Petherbridge and Carey Barnette as part of their Dancers Against Cancer fundraising campaign, raised $250 for the American Cancer Society. To date, Petherbridge’s and Barnette’s fundraising efforts, which have ranged from t-shirt sales to dance photo fundraisers, have raised over $2,100 this year for the American Cancer Society in honor of their grandfathers, whom they lost to cancer.
West donated his time for the workshop, and Wren Peele, co-owner and director of the Center Stage School of Performing Arts, allowed the use of the studio, with all donations for workshop participation going to the American Cancer Society.
For more information about how to donate to Dancers Against Cancer and to support this fundraiser, go to facebook.com/twodancersagainstcancer.