he 22nd annual Shire Youth on Parade dance concert run by local dance teacher Kaye Thomas was held on Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 at the Sutherland Entertainment Centre.

Kaye organises the concert each to not only celebrate and showcase the amazing talents of young aspiring primary school dancers who go to school in the Sutherland Shire area, but also to raise funds for charity.

This year thirteen schools participated in the concert including: Burraneer Bay PS, Como West PS, Cronulla South PS, Grays Point PS, Gymea Bay PS, Heathcote PS, Jannali East PS, Lilli Pilli PS and Miranda North PS. Joining the schools on stage each night as special guests were Ettingshausens Dance School and AP Performers.

Over 900 guests attended the concerts with all ticket proceedings being donated – raising a total of $17,484 for Kookaburra Kids!

A big thank you to all the schools who participated, to all the guests who kindly bought tickets and a BIG thank you to Kaye Thomas for organising such a wonderful community event.