Pania Taku has been dancing for virtually her entire life, so she's well aware of the generosity of the dance community everywhere she goes.
But even she was blown away following Sunday's charity workshop at the Orange High School Performing Arts Centre.
With the goal of gathering funds to help the Rural Fire Service, Ms Taku's Doves and Dimes crew alongside dancers from United Dance Project, Colour City Dance, Dance HQ and Central West Performing Arts raised $5500.
Ms Taku was in awe of the total, saying it "smashed" her original goal of $4000 out of the ball park.
"I think people have been really generous, and we had a lot more people through the door than we thought, too," she added, around 170 people attending the dance workshop.
Attendees also travelled from Young, Bathurst, Dubbo, Cowra and Sydney to take part.
Sunday's charity event was also the first time the city's dance studios have come together to perform as one, and Ms Taku, whose Doves and Dimes crew specialises in hip hop dancing, says the combined power of the dance community was something to behold.
She was hopeful Sunday's all-day workshop was the first of many times the schools join forces.
"I haven't planned anything in the future but it's nice to know we've done it and we know we can do it again," she said.
"Em (Goodwin) was saying in 20 years the dance schools haven't come together. That's a massive achievement."
Sunday's charity dance wasn't the only bush fire-related fundraiser in Orange, with a yoga session at Cook Park raising $1100 from 50 people who attended. Organiser Monique Lovick said it was heartwarming and she was quite overwhelmed.
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