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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…

Lions Stanthorpe Ball March 2020

Lions Stanthorpe Ball March 2020

STANTHORPE CIVIC CENTRE Weekend event Friday March 27th 2020 -7.30 - 10-30 $25 per double Saturday March 28th 2020 - BALL - presold tickets $55 double Sunday March 29th 2020 - BBQ Breakfast $12 pp PACKAGE offers available. Please see…

Brisbane City Hall

Brisbane City Hall

Was built despite some significant backlash at the time to house the Brisbance City Council Staff. Extraordinary costs, 1 million pounds officially opened April 1930 It boasted a 287-foot tall clock tower, had a glass dome with a 2000 candle power electric globe…

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…

Riverside Ballroom

Riverside Ballroom

The Riverside Ballroom located at Newfarm in Qld was built for the Naval Officers of the USA as an R&R Club following the Coral Sea Battle May 1942, the Midway Island conflict in June and eventually Japan. Hence its proximity to…

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…

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