Article Title:Candy's ready to crack her whip
Author or Credit:Jacqui Stanford
Published on:23rd July 2010 - 07:43 pm
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Text:Candy Lane Candy Lane is promising to crack the whip with whoever wins an auction for dance lessons with herself and Tamati Coffey. The Dancing With The Stars duo are offering to share their skills for the Gay Auckland Business Association's Jubilee Charity Auction. The feature prize is beingauctioned on Trade Me to coincide with next Friday's black tie Jubilee event - and has already received bids of more than $400. Lane says she agreed to get involved because she loves what gaba does for the gay community and the fact 100 percent of what it raises goes to the community. She recently did a show at Auckland's Family Bar with the gay dancers the Nancy Boys. A couple of its members are also in her dance company, The Candy Lane Dancers. She asked them why they thought she should auction dance lessons for gaba and they replied "didn't you know you, are a gay icon, our Kiwi Kylie Minogue." Lane says the dance lessons will be a lot of laughs, but she hopes the auction's winner gets a sense of the hard work required to be a top notch dancer. "I would like them to get an idea what it must have been like for our non dancing celebrities to learn to dance and perform in a short space of time. And maybe decide to do more dancing, if they don't already, in the future." She is promising to work the top bidder rather hard: "let's just say they had better watch out as I'm pretty good with my whip," she jokes. Bids on anauction for the chance to audition for a guest role on Shortland Street have reached almost $2,000. In the past decade alone the gaba Charitable Trust has donated in excess of $150,000 to a broad range of organisations. Recipients have included Rainbow Youth and OUTLine. A verylimited number of tickets are still available for the gaba 25th Jubilee auction at the SkyCity Maritime Museum function room on the Viaduct Harbour on Friday 30 July. Jacqui Stanford - 23rd July 2010
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