- what: Tommy Franklin
- when: Tuesday, February 10, 10am, free
- where: North Coast TAFE Port Macquarie campus
HE made the grand final of Australia’s Got Talent 2013, but barely got through his audition.
That’s Tommy Franklin for you.
Judge Dawn French called him “a rainbow” and he is a ray of sunshine with his outrageously infectious dance routines.
When Franklin realised he could make other people happy just by dancing, it gave him a purpose.
“At 16 years of age I fell into the trap of drugs and alcohol and had a serious accident that left me in a wheelchair and out of action for nearly 12 months,” he said.
He’s also struggled with mental health issues. North Coast TAFE invites students and the community to meet the Byron Bay dancing machine.
“I’m very passionate about helping people and I feel honoured to visit North Coast TAFE to share my story and inspire people to further their education and better themselves.
“It’s going to be colourful and fun and a good atmosphere. I’m really looking forward to it. It will be something that people have never experienced,” the free-spirited dance man said.
“I want people to let themselves go and just dance.” North Coast TAFE’s event coordinator, Meredith Gibson hopes the whole community comes along.
“There will be prizes for the best dressed, the best dancer and the most popular ‘selfie’ with Tommy,” Ms Gibson said.
Wear something blue if you can.