On Canowindra’s main street, store windows have been decorated to resemble the dress style of iconic ‘dances’. This is in preparation for the biggest dance event in the Central West, Canowindra’s “12 Hours of Dancing”.
The event will take place on the 30th of June at the Canowindra Services Club. The day will consist of 12 hours of a combination of live and recorded music. Phil Redenbach will be performing while guests dance to a selection of dance styles, including the Old Time, the Modern Waltz, New Vogue and Straight Eights.
Gail Davis, the event organiser is hoping to continue the dance as an annual event. Gail commented, “It would just be fantastic to have a dance event that not only showcases Central West dance but also invites tourists into our community.”
“The event will hopefully encourage people of all ages and experience to come along for a dance or even for a social cup of tea,” continued Gail.
Tommy Jeffs, from Montrose House has partnered with Gail to bring the atmosphere of the dance to Canowindra’s streets, with six local stores all showcasing beautifully styled “dancers” in their window displays.
“Canowindra is famous for its window displays, and our community has all worked together to dress the windows and be a part of the event,” Tommy exclaimed.
The window displays were created in the hopes that it will encourage people from around the Central West to attend the event.
“Canowindra is surrounded by many towns including Eugowra, Parkes, Forbes, Cowra, Cudal and Cargo all of which are roughly 30-40minutes away,” Tommy continued.
“This event should hopefully attract visitors from around the region.”
Tea, coffee and also finger food will be provided throughout the day and there will also be a series of prizes to be won.
If you would like to experience sequence dancing, the waltz or learn the New Vogue and the best routines then you’ll love this event. Dancers of all ages and experience are welcome to attend.
With ‘dance’ at the heart of the event you’ll find a fun filled, friendly and very social time on Sunday the 30th of June.
Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased at the door or through Gail Davis on 0417 747 338 or through Graham Aylen on 0408 897 676.
By Kate Kiernan