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1938 Hints for Ballroom Dance Competitors

1938 Hints for Ballroom Dance Competitors

Avoid too many variations. The noted English ballroom professional, Henry Jacques, gave the following useful hints to dance competitors whilst in Australia. Now that competitions are in full swing, this expert advice is timely. All competitor, amateur or professionals should Include at…

Dance Medal Introduction 1939

Dance Medal Introduction 1939

In Brisbane today, the general public's of the opinion that modern ballroom dancing is of the same complicated "jazzy" steps performed ten years ago.  There are still many people who term modern ballroom dancing "Jazz." This Is an erroneous impression,…

The Trocadero

The Trocadero

The Trocadero which opened in 1923 was arguably the most popular dance venue in Qld for around 25 years. With all the top champions competing at this venue and on all non-regular dance nights, the hall was booked out for months…

Hibernian Hall

Hibernian Hall

The Hibernian Hall, located at Woolloongabba, Brisbane QLD Featured Gordon Reids' Dansonians Band with Aub Panton as M.C. The hall had not been used as a dance hall for many years so when Gordon put forth a proposal to Aub…

Aubery Panton – A lifetime of dance

Aubery Panton – A lifetime of dance

Aubrey Panton, known as Aub was a QLD based Dance Teacher who like so many others dedicated his life to dance. Born in 1909 Aub was a community-minded person that enjoyed helping in so many ways: 1924 Aubrey became a…

Presentation of New Vogue Dances

Presentation of New Vogue Dances

Everything old is new again. While the same comments can be heard at dances today as noted in 1943, the sentiment still reflects the differences that we as the dance community collective enjoy. Some folks love the latest, new, keep…

Competitive Sport

Competitive Sport

15 real things about dancing: 1. Dance is hard. No dancer has excelled in the ring based on talent. Dancers are top artists and athletes and in a world that appreciates extreme sports talent alone can't bring you much success.…

Qld Seniors Week Aug 2018

Qld Seniors Week Aug 2018

Can you help spread the joy that music and dance can bring? Seeking volunteers across Qld. All ages, all levels, all abilities, something for everyone Dance Music Support and Talk. Flash Dance, Ball, Social, Learn, Teach, Engage... So whether you…

The month of Sweet Honey

The month of Sweet Honey

Due to unforeseeable commitments, there will be no Co-op dance within the Brisbane surrounds this month However the Honey raffle will be conducted at the Cinders Easter Saturday Social dance Held on Saturday March 31st at Eventide. You are welcome…

Luna Park Gardens 1940

Luna Park Gardens 1940

Did you know it was a woman who created the masterful gardens? Luna Park Gardens Taking Shape Even an experienced landscape gardener might pause at the difficulties at making a garden and terraces from the clay surface of Montpellier Hill,…

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