Corowa Fes­ti­val of Dance suc­cess

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Other events in­cluded a party dance, the fes­ti­val ball, an af­ter­noon tea dance and a fes­ti­val din­ner that was catered by the Corowa RSL Club.

A new dance was re­leased, waltz ev­er­more, chore­ographed by An­thony Pepers of En­joy Dance. An­thony Pepers is a lo­cal ac­cred­ited dance teacher and com­pe­ti­tion judge, while he also hosts lo­cal dance classes in Corowa at the RSL Club ev­ery Wed­nes­day from 6.30pm.

Ge­off Mallows, Pres­i­dent of the Corowa Fes­ti­val of Dance Com­mit­tee said that this year’s fes­ti­val was the best one yet.

High qual­ity live mu­sic is a fea­ture of this fes­ti­val with the draw­card Tony Gilbert sound pro­vid­ing mu­sic for the week­end.

The Tony Gilbert sound re­leased a spe­cial Corowa Fes­ti­val of Dance mu­sic CD at the fes­ti­val.

Mr Mallows said that this year’s Fes­ti­val of Dance Com­mit­tee moved to on­line tick­et­ing for the events.

Dancers were scanned into the events with ease. Ap­prox­i­mately 80 per cent of the dancers pur­chased tick­ets on­line with the re­main­ing book­ing tick­ets via the Tourism of­fice at the Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil.

Ge­off cred­its the suc­cess of the Corowa Fes­ti­val of Dance to a strong com­mit­tee, and the sup­port of the Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil and the Corowa RSL Club, while many small busi­nesses also sup­port the fes­ti­val.

“We are thank­ful for all the sup­port pro­vided by lo­cals for this event,” Mr Mallows said.

The Corowa Hockey Club pro­vided the cater­ing for the events held at the Memo­rial Hall this year, they did an amaz­ing job.

John and An­drea Bar­wick are lo­cal Corowa Dance cham­pi­ons and they chore­ographed and taught the San­torini waltz. They were awarded the Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil Com­mu­nity Achieve­ment Award on Aus­tralia Day this year.

John and An­drea have sup­ported the Corowa Fes­ti­val of Dance for many years by run­ning dance work­shops and through roles on the com­mit­tee.

Mr Mallows said the com­mit­tee has al­ready started plan­ning the 2019 Corowa Fes­ti­val of Dance which will be on the NSW Labour long week­end com­menc­ing Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 3 and end­ing on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 7.

A very suc­cess­ful fes­ti­val was held in Corowa, com­menc­ing on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 4 with a wel­come dance and con­clud­ing on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 8 with the fan­tasy dance, where dancers dressed in fancy dress for the night.

Dancers en­joyed a mix of dance gen­res.

Cou­ples were en­cour­aged to come in fancy dress on fancy dress night.

The fancy dress theme was pop­u­lar at this year’s fes­ti­val. This cou­ple went with a wine theme.

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