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Please Note - there is NO 11th Hour Session on 5th June

However, there is a special "Jane Austen Ball" practice - see Colonial Dancers website for details.



SUNDAY      3rd July     2 - 5 pm

 ~ "a selection of dances from the Bundanoon DanceFest" ~

@ The Eleventh Hour Theatre Hall,

cnr Gore & Leicester Sts, Fitzroy.

( Melways 44 B3 )

All dancers are welcome                    Inquiries: Norm Ellis   9888 5332.



      -   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.



~ "Old Time Tea Dance"~

with the Gay Charmers & friends

27th August   4:30 - 9:30pm

St David’s Uniting Church Hall

74 Melville Rd. Brunswick West

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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.

~ 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, 4th Sept, 2nd Oct, *30th Oct*, 4th Dec.


Other announcements ~

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Wattle Day   ~   "Day of Dance"

3rd September 2016

2 afternoon dance workshops ~ "Fun, Frolics & Fancies"   plus   "Maypole"

Evening Dance with "Blackberry Jam"

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

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WATTLE DAY - What's it all about ?

Wattle Day on "Bush Telegraph"

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~ for our latest Bulletin ~

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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

   - read more - see NEWS

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