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WATTLE DAY - What's it all about ?

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Wattle Day   ~   "Dances with a Difference"

3rd September 2016

 afternoon dance workshop ~ "Dances with a Difference" 

plus singing / kids / playing & Instrument workshops

Evening Dance with "Blackberry Jam"

( in conjunction with VFMC's 1st Sat. dance )

click for more info & full program flyer

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Wattle Day on "Bush Telegraph"

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NB there is NO 11th Hour Dance Workshop on 4th Sept.

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Spring Dance Weekend

Portarlington             4 - 6th Nov. 2016

Please to remember the 5th of November” (Guy Fawkes)

6 dance workshops, 1 music workshop,      with Interstate & Melbourne teachers,

Fri night dance, Sat night Social, Sun aft’n farewell

 Traditional Social Dance Association of Victoria

For information contact Norm Ellis 9888-5332 or Marion Stabb 9439-7100

to download full flyer / application - click here

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You have just missed our ~  " Old Time Tea Dance "  !

with the Gay Charmers & friends, on 27th August,  4:30 - 9:30pm

for more info go to events - for program click here

for video links to the dances - click here

REGULAR EVENT   ~

TSDAV Dance Workshops

Dancing at the 11th Hour – ‘Dances for Dancers’

@ The Eleventh Hour Theatre Hall,

cnr Gore & Leicester Sts, Fitzroy.     ( Melways 44 B3 )

All dancers are welcome                    Inquiries: Norm Ellis   9888 5332.

COME AND TRY THEM OUT !

~ 2016 schedule ~

2 - 5 pm at the Eleventh Hour Theatre Hall, cnr Gore and Leicester St, Fitzroy.

Monthly on the first Sunday – 7th Feb, 6th March, 3rd April, 1st May,

3rd July, 7th Aug, 2nd Oct, *30th Oct*, 4th Dec.

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Other announcements ~

      -   news from the 50th National   -

   ###     2016 Dance Comp winners announced at Final NFF Concert     ###


We are pleased to report on the continuing support for DANCE at the National Festival, once again allowing TSDAV's George Ansell to announce the winners of our Dance Composers Competition during the final concert.

The Beatrice Klippel Memorial Award (General Social Dance) was won by Norm Ellis, for his dance "On Christmas Day in the Morning",

and the VFMC Perpetual Trophy (for a more challenging dance) was won by Keith Wood, for his dance "The Wide Brown Land".


It is also of special interest to note in the 50th year of the National Folk Festival, that our TSDAV founding President, and mentor, Shirley Andrews (dec'd), was the chair person of the organising committee for the very first National !   Shirley started research into early Australian dances for the Victorian Folk Music Club (VFMC) in 1959, and in the '70s, published "Take Your Partners - Traditional Dancing in Australia".  

We also thank the VFMC for continuing to support Shirley's legacy through the TSDAV, by sponsoring both of our dance awards.

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ADVANCE NOTICE

Spring Dance Weekend             Portarlington             4 - 6th Nov. 2016

Please to remember the 5th of November” (Guy Fawkes)

6 dance workshops, 1 music workshop, with Interstate & Melbourne teachers,

Fri night dance, Sat night Social, Sun aft’n farewell

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NOW Published 3  'new'  TSDAV Dance Books

"Australian Contemporary Folk Dances"

Numbers 7, 8 & 9

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Our Founder & Mentor - Shirley Andrews

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Mike Jackson receives Australia Day Honour

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