Southside businesses step into the limelight 

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Limelight Cinemas director of operations Michael Singh… “[We’ll] keep on creating social experiences that no one can match.”
HEADING south, “CityNews” stepped into the limelight of a couple of Tuggeranong businesses who are passionate about having fun. This is a sponsored post. 

Unique ideas keep cinema in the ‘limelight’

WITH the cinema industry facing challenges, Limelight Cinemas in Tuggeranong is thinking outside the box, says director of operations Michael Singh.

“We’re not getting the new releases we usually would because of the impact of COVID-19 around the world, so we’re offering alternative content,” he says.

“We have on-screen gaming, retro movies, a Harry Potter trivia night and a live magic show with magician Michael Webb.”

During the downtime, Michael says Limelight Cinemas underwent an extensive refurbishment, adding its new “Gold Bar”, where people can buy drinks and take them into the cinema, Ruby’s “Grab & Go” hot food that can be enjoyed in front of the big screen, and the “Gold Cinema”, with 34 recliners and hot food delivered to the seats.

“We really wanted to provide the community in Tuggeranong with a superior experience that they don’t have to drive up the parkway for,” he says.  

“The cinema looks great and people like what we’ve been offering. 

“We’ll try to continue while waiting for the fresh content to come through, and keep on creating social experiences that no one can match.”

Limelight Cinemas, South Point, Anketell Street, Greenway. Call 6293 6100.

Dale’s dance classes are a lot of fun

TEACHING a range of classic dance styles, Dale’s Ballroom Dancing offers a fun way to get fit, socialise and compete in a friendly environment, says owner Dale Harris.

“You don’t realise how much exercise you’re doing, you’re constantly on the move,” she says. 

Dale, who loves seeing her students having fun and improving in her classes, teaches styles such as the 10 traditional ballroom dances: waltz, tango, foxtrot, quickstep, Viennese waltz, cha cha, samba, jive, rumba and paso doble. 

Backed by more than 20 years’ experience teaching dance, Dale started dancing even earlier, at the age of six, when she developed an interest in ballroom dancing. 

She’s since received many qualifications in ballroom dancing and is also a championship adjudicator who travels interstate to judge ballroom competitions. 

And while it’s not compulsory, Dale says her students have a chance to compete and she loves seeing them receive medals for their achievements.

“I enjoy seeing the looks on the kids’ faces when they get their medals,” she says.

But, she says she also loves to see them having a great time and enjoying the classes, with classes for adults, children and social classes, too. 

Dale’s Ballroom Dancing, 245 Cowlishaw Street, Tuggeranong. Call 6296 4009, email dale_harris@bigpond.com or visit dalesballroomdancing.com

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