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YES !!!

We are going to run the 'Portarlington dance weekend' again this year.

8th - 10th Nov. 2019

Details to follow !

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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 -

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 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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