POST – 15 March, 2014
Policewoman Rita Cobanov runs 16 discos a year.
Rita, a major crash investigations officer is gearing up for her next event, in Wembley next week.
“I’ve danced with thousands of kids.” Rita said.
“I’d like to play Air Supply and the Bee Gees, but we get all the latest video clips each month.”
Rita got involved with the Blue Light Discos – now called Bright Blue Discos – when she was stationed at Wembley police station 10 years ago.
“It’s fun for the kids,” Rita said. “It’s noisy, they can be away from their parents, they can dance and run around”.
“My focus is on raising money for kids’ cancer research.” Rita runs the event with Wembley staiton’s Amy Page and teacher Mat Winter.
“Mat chooses the music and twists the tubes,” Rita said.
The next danceathon is on Friday, March 21, at the Wembley Community Centre in Alexander Street.
“We run them back-to-back. The first is for four to 10-year-olds and goes from 5.30-6.30pm.
“Parents are welcome, and there is a bouncy slide, face painting, canteen facilities and refreshments.
“The second event is from 7 to 9pm, and is for older children aged 10 to 15.
“This is also fully catered for.”
Tickets are $7. See WembleyBrightBlueDisco on Facebook.