Over the past 8 years the Wongawilli Colonial Dance Club has presented an Italian Folk Dance as part of the Illawarra's Italian Week celebrations. There will be live music with an acoustic band with accordion, violin, guitar, piano, whistle and of course plenty of percussion.
All dances will be called and walked through with no prior experience necessary.
Italian Day celebrates the forming of the Italian republic in 1946 and is celebrated around the world.
The aims of our Club are to enjoy socially music, song and dance from whatever culture.
We have a regular Bush / Folk Dance there every week, so that week we will do some Italian dances and some Australian dances with Italian music. The dances we will do include:
Bal Del Truc (from the north)
Quadriglia Di Aviano
Quadriglia Di Novi Velia (from Campania)
Pride of Italy - (the Pride of Erin with Italian waltz tunes)
Casa Dance (progressive barn dance with Italian tunes)