Perth International Dance
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Our Organisation

Perth International Dance exists to

  • Promote, teach and encourage the art of folk dancing in Western Australia,
  • Collect and record folk dances from diverse ethnic groups and cultures,
  • Collect and record folk dance music and
  • Perform folk dances and maintain folk dance as a part of the Western Australian culture.

We run three regular international folk dance classes / dance sessions around Perth, Western Australia.

From time to time we also run short beginners courses and once or twice a year the group runs weekend workshops, often featuring international guest teachers, and other events. Check out What's Up. Several times a year we have special party / theme nights, so friends can see what we do.

And we welcome dancers who are visiting Perth and share our love of ethnic dance.


Look out for our performances and workshops at festivals and other dance events.

Our history

In late 1975, Bob and Chris Sutton started dances with a few friends. In 1976 the informal get-togethers developed into a Monday evening dance session at a hall in Museum Street, Perth (since demolished).

Also in late 1975, Eve Blair arrived in Perth with her husband David, and was keen to share folk dances she had learnt in the USA. She joined the group in 1976, sharing the dance teaching with Chris Sutton.

Chris subsequently returned to her homeland, Sweden, and Eve continue for many years as the sole teacher.

In September 1987 the group was incorporated as Perth International Folk Dance Group Inc., a not-for-profit with the aims stated above.

Our constitution

Our constitution is currently under review to meet the latest requirements for not-for-profit organisations.

Details of proposed Rules of Association

[What's Up]  [Classes]  [Grapevine]  [Performance]  [What Was]  [WA Links]  [World Links]  [P I D]  [Committee]  [Contact Us] 


Updated June 2015

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