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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…

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,…

The building of Luna Park Cloudland 1939 Brisbane.

The building of Luna Park Cloudland 1939 Brisbane.

The anticipated build and opening was held up (opening August 2nd1940) due to unexpected delays with excavation, but the intent remained fast. LUNA PARK TO OPEN ON JULY 19 Cloudland Ballroom a Tribute to the Architect's  (Mr Adolphus Parry Fielder who…

Cloudland Luna Park

Cloudland Luna Park

Cloudland Luna Park was opened on the 2nd of August 1940 it is suffice to say this building was one of the most memorable for a vast range of reasons in living history for the QLD and beyond community. PreOpening…

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,…

Kevin Bennion

Kevin Bennion

Kevin Bennion has been dancing for 67 years and has taught hundreds of north Brisbane residents over the past 60 years. Mr Bennion was just 16 years old when he attended an end of year high school dance. I did…

Walter Willans Dancing Musician

Walter Willans Dancing Musician

Standing the test of time as only quality can. Walter Willans has been a professional musician and active ballroom dancer for more than 45 years. Walter’s love of music started at seven, when he picked up his Dad’s abandoned mini-piano…

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