GUESTS spent the night dancing up a storm at this year's annual Ability Ball which has been labelled as the biggest and best to date.

The event is held by Community Lifestyle Support Inc, an organisation that provides support to hundreds of people with a disability from around the region.

Program co-ordinator Trevor Sands said the Ability Ball, held at the Civic Centre, was a major highlight in the CLS calendar and this year's event was a huge success with 400 guests attending the evening.

"It was fantastic," Mr Sands said.

"It was the biggest ability ball to date, we had to stop selling tickets at 400."

Mr Sands said the night's highlights included amazing 80s entertainment and special guest stars Scott Lee, who plays Hunter, and Raechelle Banno, who plays Olivia on Home and Away.

"Our special guests danced all night with everyone, I don't think they sat down once," he said.

"Another highlight was the Mayor Awards and our King and Queen crownings."

Mr Sands said the event had sold out for a second year in a row and preparations were already underway for the 2017 ball.

He said the Ability Ball was not only a night of fun, but also highlighted the importance of social inclusion amongst the community.

In 2010/11 Community Lifestyle Support Inc provided support to 205 people with a disability delivering an average of 3300 hours of support per week with the assistance of 120 staff.

Clients who are referred to the service from the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services are eligible for support.

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