National Diary of Events

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Aug 2018 State Event Details Flyer Contact
Fri 24 Aug to
Sun 26 Aug
SA South Australian Square Dance Society
43RD SOUTH AUSTRALIAN STATE CONVENTION
COUNTRY in the CITY
Venue: Hewett Community Function Centre, 28 Kingfisher Drive, Hewett 5118, South Australia
Located on the edge of Adelaide, adjoining the Gateway to the Barossa Valley
Convenors: Karen & Murray Dempsey
Friday afternoon & night
Saturday morning, afternoon & night
Sunday morning sausage sizzle
Ticket Prices:
Full weekend (early bird, prior to 1st July) $30 SASDS members, $40 non members
Full weekend (1st July onwards) $35 SASDS members, $45 non members
Refer to flyer for other information & session prices
Interstate dancers please note that SASDS would like to extend honorary membership for the period of the convention
Tickets can be purchased at Trybooking
https://www.trybooking.com/355431
or click the link on the home page of our website
Website
Fri 24 Aug to
Sun 26 Aug
NSW Northern NSW Square Dance Association
26TH WOOLGOOLGA GALA WEEKEND FESTIVAL WITH GRAHAM ELLIOTT *NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE*
PLEASE NOTE: THE VENUE FOR THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CHANGED TO THE RETURNED SERVICES CLUB IN BEACH STREET WOOLGOOLGA
This is our next Association Weekend and another great Weekend not to be missed.
Graham Elliott, who was our guest caller at last year's Armidale Festival, will also be our guest caller for this weekend so you are guaranteed of having a great time.
Frances is eagerly waiting to receive your registration and it certainly makes things a lot easier for us if we know ahead that you are coming.
Registration form and full details on our Website.
Wilma Flannery
ph: 02 6662 6647

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Tue 28 Aug NSW Pelican Promenaders
4TH BIRTHDAY AS A ROUND DANCE CLUB
To mark the occasion we are having a "BLACK TIE AFFAIR"
Come in your best Formal or Cocktail Outfits and celebrate and dance together.
When: Tuesday 28th August, 2018
Where: St Lukes Anglican Hall, 148 Blackwall Rd Woy Woy
Round Dance Cuers: Anne Glazier & Julie Wright
Square Dance Callers: Ashley Shore, Lorraine Long, Wendy Alexander
Anne Glazier
ph: 0409 938 345
Sep 2018
Sat 15 Sep QLD Queensland Round Dance Association
ROUND DANCE MATINEE
Logan Village Hall, Wharf Street, Logan Village
Dancing all levels including Square Dancer Rounds
Time: 2pm till 4.30pm.
Admission: $7.00 per person
Please bring a food contribution towards afternoon tea, thank you
All Cuers welcome to participate in the programme.
Cuers please indicate your willingness to Cue on the day by RSVP to Paula Armstrong, Email: paula1563@gmail.com, Phone: 07 55 463 493 Mobile: 0418 186 897
Interested in joining QRDA?
Membership is just $15 per year....
Initial joining fee waived.
Information and forms will be available on the day.
Website
Sat 15 Sep SA Adelaide Outlaws Square Dance Club
33RD BIRTHDAY
Dress for the 50's
Macedonian Hall, 148 Crittenden Road, Findon
7pm Plus, 8pm Mainstream
Basket Supper
Website
Sat 22 Sep QLD QCA GALA DANCE AND SUNSHINE STATE ROUND-UP
The Queensland Callers Association & The Square Dance Society of Queensland Inc in conjunction with EZ Squares Caboolture request the pleasure of your company at the Burpengary Community Hall, 111 Station Road, Burpengary on Saturday 22nd September
2:00pm - 5:00pm QCA Gala Dance
5:15pm Square Dancing Society of Qld Special General Meeting
Bring a basket tea, shops/restaurants nearby
7:00pm - 10:00pm Sunshine State Round-up
Followed by supper
QCA Gala Dance $8.00 pp
Society Sunshine State Round-up $8.00 pp / $6.00 for members
All day tickets: Society members $13 non-members $15
Caller Registrations to qca.president@gmail.com by 31st August 2018
Fri 28 Sep to
Sun 30 Sep
NSW Square and Round Dance Association of NSW Inc.
BETSY GOTTA FROM THE USA
Woonona-Bulli R.S.L. Club, Princes Highway, Woonona
Roy Gotta on Rounds
Don't miss this great weekend
MS with Plus and Rounds
Friday 7.30pm - 10.30pm
Saturday 7.30pm - 11.00pm
Sunday 10.00am - 12.30pm
EARLY BIRD TICKET: (to July 30th) $30.00 per person
REGULAR TICKET: $40.00 per person
REGISTER TODAY!
David Todd
ph: 0411 888 515

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Oct 2018
Fri 5 Oct to
Sun 7 Oct
NSW Hunter Valley Square Dance Society
HUNTER VALLEY WEEKEND 2018
FEATURE CALLER BRIAN HOTCHKIES
Rounds with ED COLEMAN
Venue: West Wallsend High School, 2 Appletree Road West Wallsend NSW
Register before 30 November 2017 to take advantage of our early bird price of just $35.00 p.p.
Cheques & Enquiries to - Hunter Valley Square Dance Society Inc., 43 Cain Street, Redhead NSW 2290.
Violet
ph: 02 49 501128
Fri 12 Oct to
Sun 14 Oct
SA Paddle Steamers Square Dance Group
10TH BIRTHDAY WEEKEND - SWING INTO SPRING
Featuring Mike Davey & guest callers
Fri 12th Oct 2018 - Port Elliot Institute, 16 The Strand, Port Elliot
Sat 13th & Sun 14th Oct 2018 - Victor Harbor Recreation Centre, George Main Rd, Victor Harbor
Weekend package
Early bird (before 31/8/18) $30.00
After 31/8/18 $35.00
Oscar W cruise $25.00
Saturday Lunch $18.00
Single session tickets available at the door on the day
Penny Collingwood
ph: 08 8552 3879

Ros Turnbull
ph: 08 8552 1793
Sat 13 Oct to
Sun 14 Oct
VIC Essendon Square Dance Club
43RD BIRTHDAY
Featuring Mel Wilkerson (NSW) with Peter Humphries and Pat Saunder (Rounds)
Maribyrnong Community Centre, 9 Randall Street, Maribyrnong Victoria 3032
$12 per session, $20 for weekend
Ph: 03 9390 8308
Fri 19 Oct to
Sun 21 Oct
NSW Northern NSW Square Dance Association
4TH ARMIDALE NEW ENGLAND FESTIVAL WITH MATTHEW & MICHAEL MILLS
This is the first time that we will have the two Mills boys as guest callers for one of our special weekend events.
If you have danced to these boys at other functions you will already know how talented they are and I'm sure you won't want to miss out dancing to them again.
If you haven't had the pleasure yet, then get your registration in now and come along so you too can enjoy dancing to them.
Registration form and full details on our Website.
Wilma Flannery
ph: 02 6662 6647

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Sat 20 Oct QLD Queensland Round Dance Association
ROUND DANCE BALL
A Black Tie Event (Ladies wear ball gown or evening dress; Gents wear your best evening dress)
Logan City Square Dance Centre, 161A Magnesium Drive Crestmead
Dance levels Phase II - V
Time: 7.30pm
Admission: $8.00 QRDA Members, $10.00 Non Members
Raffle? Yes! (don't forget your spare change)
Please bring a food contribution towards supper, thank you
All Cuers welcome to participate in the programme.
Cuers please indicate your willingness to Cue on the day by RSVP to Paula Armstrong
Email: paula1563@gmail.com Phone: 07 55 463 493 Mobile: 0418 186 897
Interested in joining QRDA?
Membership is just $15 per year....
Initial joining fee waived.
Information and forms will be available on the day.
Paula Armstrong
ph: 07 55 463 493, 0418 186 897

Website
Fri 26 Oct to
Sun 28 Oct
VIC Eastern 8's Bairnsdale
5TH EASTERN 8'S RIVIERA ROUNDUP
Featuring caller Brian Hotchkies
Boucher Hall, Bairnsdale Secondary College, Wallace Street, Bairnsdale Vic. 3875
Session 1-Fri. 26th 7:00pm - Mainstream (Incl. Supper) $12.00 / person
Session 2-Sat. 27th 2:30pm - Plus $10.00 / person
Session3-Sat.27th 7:00pm - Mainstream(Incl.Supper) $16.00/person
Session 4-Sun. 28th 10:00am - Mainstream. $12.00 / person
Lunch Sun. 28th 12:30 pm $25.00 / person
Weekend Package: $75.00 (includes all sessions and Sunday lunch.)
NOTE! Closing date for Registrations is 30th September 2018
Refer to flyer for further information.
Max and Nancy Hodder
ph: 03 5156 1459

Colin Lamble
ph: 0427 903 733 or 03 5156 0067
Nov 2018
Fri 2 Nov to
Sun 4 Nov
VIC Mornington Peninsular Square Dancers
BY THE SEA WEEKEND, MORNINGTON
Paul Bristow returns for a superb weekend of dancing. Something for everyone with Mainstream, Plus, A-Level and Rounds across the weekend.
The first By the Sea Weekend was held last year with Ken Ritucci as feature and over 80 people joined us across the weekend.
This year we hope to increase that number to at least 100 people or more.
Jaden Frigo

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Fri 2 Nov to
Mon 5 Nov
SA Pine City Twirlers
35TH BIRTHDAY
Anglican Hall, Bay Road, Mt Gambier
Hi there,
This is an invitation to come to Mount Gambier and join with us in the celebrations of the clubs 35th birthday.
Why not slip your clutch, promenade down to our fair city and join us in our celebrations and have some fun.
Over the weekend, prepare to scoot back and swing thru till late. You may bend the line, but not the elbow, as our guest callers will make you star thru the night.
Stay for our country style suppers and renew acquaintances.
A registration form is included for you to fill out and return to us as soon as you can.
If you have any questions, I can be contacted by mobile on 0438 420 615 or by sending me an E-mail to the twirlers address.
Hope to see you soon.
Kind regards.
Trevor Raftery ( Secretary PCT )
Trevor
ph: 0438 420 615
Fri 9 Nov to
Sun 11 Nov
VIC Mornington Peninsular Square Dancers
PAC WEEKEND, DROMANA
First Peninsular Advanced & Challenge Weekend
An extremely special opportunity to enjoy a FULL weekend of A2 (and C1) with Paul Bristow our feature caller.
We have always wanted to provide the A dancers with something special and this is what we've come up with.
A2 sessions Friday Night, Saturday Morning & Afternoon, Saturday Night and Sunday Afternoon.
C1 sessions Saturday Afternoon and Sunday Morning.
As Advanced dancers are of limited number in Australia this sort of weekend really does rely on dancer support. We hope to make this an annual event if the dancer interest is there.
So far we have been encouraged by good registration numbers.
Jaden Frigo

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Sat 24 Nov QLD Queensland Round Dance Association
CHRISTMAS PARTY
Logan City Square Dance Centre, 161A Magnesium Drive Crestmead
2pm - 5pm
Level Phase II-V
Raffle? Yes (don't forget some spare change)
Admission $ 8.00 QRDA Members, $10.00 Non Members
Please bring a food contribution for afternoon tea, thank you
All Cuers welcome to participate in the programme.
Cuers please indicate your willingness to Cue on the day by RSVP to Paula Armstrong
Email: paula1563@gmail.com Phone: 07 55 463 493 Mobile: 0418 186 897
Interested in joining QRDA?
Membership is just $15 per year....
Initial joining fee waived.
Information and forms will be available on the day.
Paula Armstrong
ph: 07 55 463 493, 0418 186 897

Website
Mar 2019
Fri 8 Mar to
Mon 11 Mar
VIC Victorian Square Dance Association
VSDA 50TH STATE CONVENTION
"REMINISCING AND MOVING FORWARD"
Kingston City Hall, 979 - 985 Nepean Highway, Moorabin, Victoria
Website
Fri 22 Mar to
Sun 24 Mar
QLD Hervey Bay Square Dance Club
BIRTHDAY BY THE BEACH
Hervey Bay Square Dance Club Inc celebrates 30 years of Square Dancing in the Bay with a whole weekend of fun and dance
Guest Caller - Brian Hotchkies
Sessions Friday night, Saturday afternoon & evening, Sunday morning
Venue to be announced, Cost to be decided
For further details keep your ear to the ground and your eyes peeled.
This is a one-off, don't miss it, mark your diary!!!

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Apr 2019
Fri 19 Apr to
Sun 21 Apr
VIC Mornington Peninsular Square Dancers
7TH AUSTRALIANA SPECTACULAR, MORNINGTON/FRANKSTON REGION
After an amazing Australiana Spectacular this year we now look ahead to an even bigger one next year!
Joe Kromer (Germany) and Steve Turner are our headline acts.
This is the weekend before the 60th National Convention in Tassie so it works in really well.
Feature dances (M/S, Plus & Rounds) every night with a combination of Mainstream, Plus, A-Level, C1 & Rounds across two halls during daytime sessions.
This again promises to be one of the highlights of the Australian Square Dance calendar!
Jaden Frigo

Website
Wed 24 Apr to
Sun 28 Apr
TAS 60TH AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL SQUARE DANCE CONVENTION
Celebrating 60 years
Deloraine Community Complex, Alveston Drive, Deloraine, Tasmania
Further details: Kaye Chandler, PO Box 796 Launceston TAS 7250

Website
Sep 2019
Fri 6 Sep to
Sun 8 Sep
QLD 38TH QUEENSLAND STATE SQUARE DANCE CONVENTION
"Stars of the Big Screen in 2019"
Hosted by Rocky Twirlers at North Rockhampton High School.


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