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Shirley & the NFF

It is 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". 

In 1988, Shirley co-produced with Peter Ellis, the book: "Two Hundred Dancing Years (and how to celebrate them with a Colonial Ball)", published by the Australian Bicentennial Authority.

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