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An Afternoon Tea Dance to Remember

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by Susan J Bowes (subscribe)
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Fun filled afternoon dancing your all your favourite Waltzes
My parents met at dances and their parents before them, in fact dancing was the place to go in those days and it was the place where lasting friendships were made.

Following in my parent's steps, I started to learn to dance at age 10 and have never lost the urge to take to the floor if given the opportunity. There is nothing more invigorating that gliding across polished floor boards twirling gracefully through waltz and quickstep dance routines.

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Photo courtesy of Wendy Murray Afternoon Tea Band Facebook Page


In Australia, anytime from 1910 onwards dancing became popular and was influenced by the music of the era like the American Ragtime and Brazilian Tango etc. By the 1920s the waltz slowed down in pace and the Modern Waltz or The Jazz Waltz as it is known in Queensland and New South Wales, was born.

The 1960s was influenced by The Twist and hence a faster sequence of steps produced the Quickstep. The Quickstep was categorised under the Modern Dance style routines.

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Getting ready for a Ballroom dance competition (Author's Photo)


Creativeness of the modern ballroom dance developed new innovated step routines, which created a class distinction between this style of dance and the old time dancers. The new modern style was grasped easily by good and natural dancers as all of these dances would have a degree of difficulty with a set sequence of dance routines. The original old time dances were mainly held in country halls and were easily learnt by the young and old. To this day, I still love most of the Waltzes, The Maxina, the Quickstep and Latin American dance styles.

On Sunday 18th September 2016 at 2.00pm the Dayboro Community Hall will come alive with an old time dance. Cost is $15.00 per adult and children are free. You can also pre-purchase tickets from Debbie at Rendezvous Café in Dayboro.

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Author's Photo


Wendy Murray and her Afternoon Tea Band will present a range of dance styles and even if you don't know how to dance, there is usually always someone that will encourage you to get up and have a go. However, if you prefer not to dance, you can sit back and enjoy the great music. Dances such as Swing, Latin, Waltzes, Cha Cha, Fox Trot and Line Dancing will all be on the programme.

Please bring a plate of finger food to share. If you wish to find out more above the dance, please contact Wendy on 0417 830 340 or go to their Facebook page. The event supports the Dayboro Lions Club and Combined Churches.
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Why? Fun and entertainment, meet new friends
When: Sunday 18th September 2016
Phone: 0417 830 340
Where: Dayboro
Cost: $15.00 Adults, Children free
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