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The 1962 Worlds Dancing Championships

The 1962 Worlds Dancing Championships

This is the first time that the Worlds Professional Ballroom Dancing Championships have been held in Australia and a great deal of credit for this must be given not only to Mr Mickey Powell, President of the Australian Dancing Societc, but to the many enthusiasts who belong to the dancing…

Kevin Bennion

Kevin Bennion

Kevin Bennion has been dancing for 67 years and has taught hundreds of north Brisbane residents over the past 60 years. Mr Bennion was just 16 years old when he attended an end of year high school dance. I did ask a girl to dance with me but it took…

Walter Willans Dancing Musician

Walter Willans Dancing Musician

Standing the test of time as only quality can. Walter Willans has been a professional musician and active ballroom dancer for more than 45 years. Walter’s love of music started at seven, when he picked up his Dad’s abandoned mini-piano accordion. This led to his first concert performance at nine…

Glenore Grove Brass Band

Glenore Grove Brass Band

BY THE 1850s the area known as Laidley was being cleared for sheep grazing, families started moving into the area and Laidley soon became a thriving farming area. Men and women started spreading out looking for farming land, they rode north following the Laidley Creek, eventually finding the meeting point…

Deb 1963

Deb 1963

Now I just want to know how dance 15 the "Old time Rumble" went with Dad?      

Townsville 150 Year celebration

Townsville 150 Year celebration

Thank you to the community for the culmination of the 150 year celebration. Many happy faces danced together over the 2 nights and raised over $2000 for the community charity. We thank you all for your support in whatever way you did.

Heimdal

Heimdal

On the Sixteenth of July in 1997, the 120-year-old Danish ‘Heimdal’ hall at 62 Cleveland Road, Stones Corner, was relocated to its new home adjoining John and Irene Stephens’ Marsden property. Once on new foundations ‘Heimdal’, was soon connected to utilities, built-in and ready for John and Irene to teach social…

Were you here?

Were you here?

or maybe your parents? Sydney - 20th August 1936 - What dance are these 2000 yes that is 2000 dancers doing?   So what is the dance being done? Leave a comment   Would you like to add your own piece of Dance History? - you can do so here.

Jack Papworth

Jack Papworth

Copy of Jack Papworths Obituary notice in the Sydney Morning Herald. (can be found in their archives but is not printable.)   The king of the Saturday night dance - Obituaries - www.smh.com.au The king of the Saturday night dance April 16, 2004 John Alfred Papworth, OAM, Musician, dance band…

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