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Norm and Nancy Berg

Norm and Nancy Berg

In 1949 a young couple met in Brisbane at dance classes, which were a very popular pastime.   Norman had an eye for Nancy McGovern who had a family nickname of  "bumble foot", so they practiced together as a dance couple,…

What is New Vogue Dancing?

What is New Vogue Dancing?

New Vogue dance is an adaption of old time dance that is uniquely Australian. In the early 1930s the Australian culture was seeking new ways to find joy, some very dedicated people developed a unique flavour of dance that is…

Matt Lominga

Matt Lominga

Matt Lominga and his dance partner Miss Maisie Foggit were one of the main starters of Ballroom Dance in Queensland. Opening a studio in the late 1920s and committing to teach and compete along with their students helped to build the enthusiasm…

The Queensland Society of Dancing

The Queensland Society of Dancing

The Queensland Society of Dancing is the oldest Ballroom Dance Society in Qld. The Society came into existence on the 15th of March 1935 when a group of Brisbane Dance Teachers met in the Ballroom of the Carlton Cabaret, Queen Street Brisbane…

The Co-op has been given a gift

The Co-op has been given a gift

The dance community thanks Noel Bishop once again for his kind and unwavering support of the Dance Community. Now that Noel has completed his Dance review for local dancers, ensuring it is battle tested :) The Dance Script can now…

International Influencers Latin technique

International Influencers Latin technique

At the DBDC we honored a world dance “Icon,” the man that changed the look and feel of Latin American Ballroom dancing around the world, to what it is today, Mr. Robert Medeiros. This Modest-Looking Perpetual Trophy is way, way…

Olympic Year Australasian Dance Champions – Old Time and Modern

Olympic Year Australasian Dance Champions – Old Time and Modern

Twas 1956 and the world was looking to Australia staging the Olympics for the first time. Postwar, travel, the introduction of the latest "fad" being television, communication and all made for a very exciting time of promise... Enter couples from…

Noel Bishop Qld Dance

Noel Bishop Qld Dance

You don't have to spend too long speaking with Noel to realise you are in the presence of quiet confidence, the kind that comes from knowing your achievements and not having to flaunt them in any way. A gentleman who…

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,…

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