Wongawilli Colonial
Dance Club Inc.

PO Box 17,
Albion Park,
NSW, 2527,
Ph. (61) 2 4257 1788
Fax (61) 2 4257 1787

Annual Italian Week Folk Dance

8pm, Wednesday 28 May 2008, Wongawilli Community Hall Where is Wongawilli? Click here.

Click here for information on the Italian silent film and live traditional music performances in late May with Kavisha Mazzella, Irini Vela and the Viaggiatori


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:

Tarantella Napoletana

Tarantella Siciliana

Bal Del Truc (from the north)

La Raspa

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)

Instruction will be provided on all of these. The cost is $2.50 per adult and children are free and a light Italian flavoured supper with tea and coffee is also included. We can fit around 60 people in the Hall.

Any further details can be made with myself on 0409 57 1788

David De Santi

David's parents migrated to Australia from Vallo Della Lucania, Campania region, in 1962. He plays the piano accordion in the Wongawilli Bush Band and also plays a number of Italian tunes.

For more information on musical Italians in Australia click here

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