Carousel Club #353.
New Carousel Club #353 in Australia!
by Glen & Helen Arceneaux, July 2008.
ICBDA welcomes a new Carousel Club just formed in Australia! The leaders are Paula & Warwick Armstrong from Tamborine, Australia. When Curt & Tammy Worlock were in Australia recently, they introduced the Armstrongs to ICBDA and to Carousel Clubs.
We are happy to welcome our new ICBDA members and new Carousel Club leaders! (news item from the ICBDA newsletter.) . These clubs are run under the direction of the International Choreographed Ballroom Dancing Association (Curt and Tammy Warlock are members) and there are over 100 clubs worldwide.
The purpose of the National Carousel Clubs is to promote round dancing at the intermediate and advanced levels and to promote a common repertoire of dances that are taught and programmed across the world-wide dance community through the publication of club teaching activities and most popular routines.
Some of the requirements for membership of NCC are:
To promote dancing at the intermediate and advanced levels:
To be willing to report monthly dance favourites and teaches:To dance at least 5% Phase VI.
Paula and Warwick both attended the the ICBDA Convention in July 2013. They renewed their friendships with the teaching visitors that QRDA has invited over in recent years, such as the Kurt and Tammy Warlock, George and Pam Hurd, Karen Fisher, and John and Karen Herr. They have made some new contacts that we may meet at future International Weekends. A Phase III Rumba, A Thousand Years written by Paula, was presented at the Convention and it was well received.
The Mad Hatter's Dance-- Jimboomba --March 23rd.
Saturday 23rd March saw our 1st dance of the year as a huge success with about 40 in attendance.
Everyone well and truly got into the spirit of the night's theme of "Mad
Hatters" and we had a large array of hats with the best of the night awarded to
Gail for a homemade version of sparkle and glitter. Congratulations Gail and
Everyone enjoyed a mixed set of dances and levels as called by Paula and a bit of square dancing fun from Warwick.
A lovely supper afterwards ended the night on a high....thank you all for your yummy contributions to the table and for coming along.
Allemander Birthday Party - 25th. The BIG One.
The Allemander Round Dance Club celebrated itís 25 th Birthday at a special night on Saturday 10th August at the St Agnes Church Hall .
There was a fully catered meal at 5.30, with many dancers from earlier years returning for the special occasion. About 60 attended, most of them staying for the dance that followed at 7.30 .
The honour of cutting the
birthday cake was given to Linda and Owen .The highlight of the night was the presentation of the
MEMBERSHIP plaque to Paula and Warwick. Also, gifts
were presented to them by their club members and from the Valentine Club.
This celebration of 25 years with the Allemander Club has added to an an amazing year for the Armstrongs. They both attended the Roundalab Convention in the United States a month earlier, together with the ICBDA Convention a few days later. They renewed their friendships with the teaching visitors that QRDA has invited over in recent years, such as the Kurt and Tammy Warlock, George and Pam Hurd, Karen Fisher, and John and Karen Herr. They have made some new contacts that we may meet at future International Weekends. A Phase III Rumba, written by Paula, was presented at the Convention and it was well received.
An unforgettable milestone.