Back to Prospect Dance
The Australian Traditional and Bush Dance Society (ATBDS) is very happy to be returning home to the newly renovated Prospect Town Hall. After all, the ATBDS was formed in Prospect in 1986 following the success of a ball organised for Council as part of the State’s Jubilee 150 celebrations.
To celebrate its return the ATBDS has arranged a ‘Back to Prospect’ dance in the Town Hall on Sunday 15 March from 2pm - 5pm, with music by Telenn Tri. The cost is $15 and includes afternoon tea. Local residents are invited to attend for half price but be warned – the ATBDS dances are addictive!
With around 100 members the club is very much community-focused, and has a reputation for being a welcoming and supportive group. No previous experience is needed and you don’t need to bring a partner. Come along and get to know the dances and join in the fun. Increasing your level of fitness might be an added bonus!
All dances are walked through before the music starts and called as they progress. Neat casual dress is all that’s required, while for comfort and safety flat-soled shoes are recommended. The program includes a mix of Australian Bush, English Country, Scottish Country and American Contra. Sample videos of some of these dance styles at http://www.atbdsdancesa.com.au/tips-for-dancers-2/dance-videos-on-youtube/
The ATBDS holds regular classes at the Town Hall on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Tuesdays of each month from late January to mid-December, 7.45pm – 9.45pm. The club also runs special dances, including popular quarterly folk dances at the Mitcham Village Institute, all with live music, as well as an annual camp and various social activities. For further details and a calendar of events visit http://www.atbdsdancesa.com.au/ or phone Merilyn on 0409 670 205.