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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,…

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.…

“Samba” – Full Lecture by Riccardo & Yulia

“Samba” – Full Lecture by Riccardo & Yulia

  Every dancer who ever tried samba knows, that it is one of the hardest dances to get ingrained into your body. Here is a 7-part full lecture with Riccardo Cocchi & Yulia Zagoruychenko, for those who need more basic…

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,…

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