Couples announced for Dancing Stars event

Competition is heating up with Dancing Stars Streaky Bay a month away.

Six volunteer dance couples are attempting to become the Dancing Stars Streaky Bay champions, with Brooke Cupples and Jonas Da Silva, Toni Foster and Nigel Brace, Sam Huntley and Sam Frick, Suzie Kenny and Darren Brown, Tracey Moroney and Phillip McEvoy, and Kayla Petty and Tony Braz putting their feet with their mouths are for the dance off.

The event will be hosted on Saturday, October 12 at the Streaky Bay Institute from 7pm, with the event acting as a fundraiser for the Kerrin McEvoy Sculpture project.

Event spokesperson Tracy McEvoy said they were thrilled to see so many willing community members coming forward to volunteer and be part of the event.

"We are hoping that audiences and fans of each dancing couple will dig deep and pledge money before and on Saturday, 12 October to get their couple over the line to hold aloft the coveted Dancing Stars trophy."

Mr Brown said he was happy to take part to honour a person he has known since childhood.

"When asked by the teachers at school what do you want to be when you grow up his answer was always 'I'm going to be a jockey'," he said.

"Look how he's turned out! He's done amazing things and this recognition in his hometown is well deserved."

Ms Huntley agreed the event was helping a great cause.

"I wanted to dance to get out of my comfort zone, have fun and gain confidence," she said.

"Helping to fundraise for the Kerrin McEvoy sculpture is great recognition for our small town and for Kerrin, a homegrown hero."

People can vote now for their favourite couple by donating to the Kerrin McEvoy Sculpture Project at

When donating, name the couple you are voting for in the supporter message (optional) box and the donation will go toward their combined dancing score.

Pre-pledging before the event closes at 5pm on Wednesday, October 9.

Entry on the night is via the Supper Room, with doors opening at 6.30pm and the dancing beginning at 7pm, with a light supper to be provided and refreshments available from the bar.