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The Co-op has been given a gift

The Co-op has been given a gift

The Co-op has been gifted a dance! Noel Bishop has very kindly presented the Co-op with its own waltz "arranged with you in mind" Noel will teach this in the coming month much to the delight of many dancers. What…

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…

Cloudland memories

Cloudland memories

I have tapped out a few lines (phew!) to share my Cloudland memories … CLOUDLAND The Gordon Clan have a long association with Cloudland Ballroom. Around 1947, my Mother, as a single woman in her early 20’s, visited there of…

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,…

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…

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…

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