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TSDAV’s   Dance Workshops   2019  

~ Dances for Dancers ~

~ the next session will be replaced by the afternoon dance workshop at Ringwood,

as part of the VFMC's Wattle Day celebrations on

Sat. 7th September  ~  NB: 3:30 – 5:30 pm

" Wattle Waltzes & other Spring Delights! "

@ Senior Citizen’s Hall, Lawrence Grv. Ringwood East   ( Melway 50 B8 )

All dancers are welcome   

Inquiries:  Norm Ellis   9888 5332   OR   Jane Bullock   9762 1389   ~  < >

Link to VFMC’s Wattle Day info page – < >    &/or full program flyerclick here

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~   YES !   IT'S ON AGAIN   ~

Spring Dance Weekend     8th – 10th November 2019

A whole weekend of dance workshops & evening dances !

PARKS HALL COMMUNITY CENTRE     Portarlington, Victoria. 

(1.5 hrs drive SW of Melbourne, 20 mins past Geelong. Melways 239 F2)

Planning is very nearly complete !!!

Details will be posted VERY VERY SOON !!!

Link to Full program & Application Form will be posted here shortly

Application Form now available - click here

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TSDAV’s  ‘Dances for Dancers'  Workshops   2019

Sunday - 4th August, 6th October, 1st December   1 - 4 pm

& Saturday - 7th September   3:30 - 5:30 pm

as part of the VFMC's Wattle Day celebrations ~

@ the Church of Christ Hall,

1 The Avenue, Surrey Hills   ( Melway 46 H11 )

All dancers are welcome

Inquiries: Norm Ellis   9888 5332. George Ansell   9890 5650.


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~ TSDAV AGM ~ 1 pm Sunday 2nd June ~

 @ the Church of Christ Hall, 1 The Avenue, Surrey Hills   ( Melway 46 H11 )

~ to be followed by the MELBOURNE LAUNCH of this year's

Dance Comp. dances ~ 1:45 to 4:00 pm.

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"Dance CompetitionMonday 22nd April, – 9:30-11:00,  on the Piazza.

Announcing the winners of this year's Dance Competition

The Beatrice Klippel Memorial Trophy for General Social Dance :

Cecilia Johnson's dance "Floriade"

& the VFMC Perpetual Trophy for a dance for More Experienced Dancers :

Keith Wood's dance "Monkey Mia Dolphins".

~ click here for link to full report.

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Recent NEWS -


- the following Tribute was posted by the NFF in their latest NEWS release -

VALE DARYL JOHN POWELL OAM   (10 November 2018)

It is with sadness that NFF marks the passing of Daryl Powell, a much loved and highly respected member of the Canberra dance and music community.  A fine musician it was Daryl’s dance knowledge and skills and his ability to be inclusive that set him apart. With Diana, his wife of 32 years they were the dynamic dancing duo. They were also good friends and supporters of the National and for many years ran a Festival Information Booth, welcoming people as they came through the gate.  In the words of Ray Mulligan “Daryl Powell leaves a bountiful legacy that infuses Canberra bush and colonial dance and more broadly the Australian dance and dance music scene.”

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CALL FOR ENTRIES -    Entries are now closed !

Judging will again be at the National Folk Festival in Canberra, at Easter.

All entries for the 2019 Dance Composers' Competition to be received

at the following address by 20th February, 2019:

TSDAV   C/- 62 Wellman St, Box Hill South, Victoria 3128   OR   by email to - <

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Other News Updates -

 At long last the film: “The Legend of Ben Hall” has bee released !

The TSDAV & Melb. Colonial Dancers, make the credits, for our help with the dance scene !

That aside, it is well worth seeing as a film, faithful as it is to the historical facts, but being an ‘indi’ production, on limited release, it may not be around for long, so make the effort to see its soon

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2019 Dance Comp winners

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

2019 Dance Comp winners - Read More…


The following tribute to Daryl was posted by the NFF in their latest News release.

VALE - Daryl John POWELL OAM - Read More…

WATTLE DAY - What's it all about ?

The background to "WATTLE DAY" - and why we should celebrate !

WATTLE DAY - What's it all about ? - Read More…

Wattle Day on "Bush Telegraph"

A transcript on the ABC's Radio National 'Bush Telegraph' interview "Wattle Day welcomes Spring"

Wattle Day on "Bush Telegraph" - Read More…