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“Australian Contemporary Folk Dances”

A brief introduction to the DANCE COMPOSERS’ COMPETITION


The T.S.D.A.V. Dance Composers’ Competition aims to promote the

composition of contemporary dances written in a traditional style.

The competition was first held in 1981.

Up until 1994 there was just one category. Since 1995 however,

there have been two judging categories in the Competition, for:

- General Social Dances (including Children's Dances)

- Dances for More Experienced Dancers.


Thanks are due to the Victorian Folk Music Club (V.F.M.C.) for their

continued support in providing the Beat Klippel Memorial Plaque

for the best dance in the General Social Dance category,

and the V.F.M.C. Perpetual Trophy for the winner of the dance

in the More Experienced Dance category,

as well as for the medallions which are presented to each of the winners.