Ed is Dancing for L4Life

Saturday, February 1 2020

We are so happy and thankful that L4Life friend Ed Kavalee danced on Dancing with the Stars for 2020, and his chosen charity was us, Learning for Life Autism Centre! How cool is that! 

THANK YOU ED for choosing us as your charity on Dancing with the Stars 2020. You are an awesome ambassador for L4Life.


You have been an absolute pleasure to watch each week. We loved your journey, not only of dancing, but of learning and giving your absolute best, especially at something that was new and out of your comfort zone. You improved with every show, and your enthusiasm and genuine enjoyment made your performances a highlight for many of us.

We are so very proud of your amazing dedication every day to working so hard ever day and still kept up your daily radio show, plus you had your beautiful family to spend time with. The hours you dedicated to learning your dances is equivalent to the time our beautiful L4Life children spend with their intensive therapy hours. Thank you for spreading and sharing the work of L4Life.

Massive shout out to your dance partner and teacher Jorja. It was not an easy task to get a 6-foot-plus man who has never danced before, to dance. But danced he did! Jorja, you taught Ed to dance, choreographed routines for him to shine, and were there every day to guide him with growing his skills. Your performances were a joy to watch, we loved this pair! Watch this video ‘Get to know Ed & Jorja’.

Finally, a BIG thank you to our L4Life Village! Our Village was an awesome support every week from the start, with all your votes (there were some close calls in the bottom two!) and comments of love and encouragement. You were part of Ed’s dancing journey and he got to the Grand Finale with your help!

Before night 7 of DWTS, Ed recorded a message for our L4Life Village.

Click the image on the right to watch the video.

2020 DWTS Ed visits the L4Life centre

Ed visited our L4Life centre.

Watch him talk about Learning For Life and why he chose us as his charity to dance for on DWTS.

We are so proud of you Ed, making it to the Grand Finale! Ed threw himself wholeheartedly into all of his dances, all were so authentic and entertaining performances, full of his natural style! The man can dance!

Ed is very much a family oriented guy and has supported L4Life previously, hosting our Viva Las Vegas Ball and Space Ball. He and his wife, Tiff Hall, joined us for Run Melbourne in 2016, enjoying being part of our Village.

Tom Gleisner and Tony Martin were there to cheer on Ed doing the jive, for the night’s theme was ‘A Memorable Year’.

Ed chose 2006 as his memorable year; the year his comedic career really began. Ed became a regular on the popular TV show ‘Thank God You’re Here’ judged by Tom, and co-hosted with Tony on the hit radio show ‘Get This’.

Watch Ed and Jorja

Meet Ed Kavalee!

Week 1The Foxtrot

Week 2 The Viennese Waltz

Week 3The Jive

Week 4The Paso Doble, plus Team Paso Doble

Week 5The Cha Cha (plus Ed dancing with Courtney Act)

Week 6The Tango, plus Team Tristan (plus an extra video of Team Tristan)

Week 7The Charleston (plus a sneak peek video)

Grand FinaleRedemption Dance and Quickstep & Jive

Check out Ed’s dancing journey

Ed on Instagram @therealedkavalee

Our profiles with #L4Life4Ed – Facebook and Instagram (Stories)

Check out the photos from each week

Dancing With The Stars on Facebook and Instagram

Watch all the episodes and extra features on 10 Play

Our Village is Ed’s Cheer Squad

Our Village got together to watch the first episode and cheer on Ed, our dancing star!

Ed, with his partner Jorja, danced a wonderful foxtrot, and the faces he pulled showed his dedication, go Ed Astaire!

L4Life Village supporting Ed on DWTS

As a gift to thank Ed and Jorja for dancing for L4Life and to celebrate their DWTS journey, we surprised them with a photobook with photos from their performances and of our Village cheering them on, and some lovely messages of support and encouragement from our L4Life Village. Plus, the front cover was a drawing especially created by an artist in our Village, Annabelle Hale – Artist

Then, Ed & Jorja surprised us with this lovely thank you shoutout video 💕