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Past Events


Oren Ashkenazi Workshop

Weekend 14-15 Oct 2017

Many of us enjoyed the Hora Shalom weekend workshop with the popular Israeli choreographer and dance teacher Oren Ashkenazi.

Oren Ashkenazi 2017

Oran also had a session on Monday evening in place of our Monday dance, where he taught Chupchik, a hectic dance based on the music of Serbian musician / band leader Goran Bregovich.

He also revised many of the dances from his weekend workshop.

Oren is not only a brilliant teacher and choreographer, but also a wonderful dancer. His choreographies involve the whole body, especially arms and hands, and he is a delight to watch.

A big "Thank You" to Hora Shalom for organising this event.


Hills Advanced Dance

Wed 11 Oct 2017 10:15am

Jenny Currell's advanced dance session in the Hills continued

The session time is 10:15-11:45 am at Glen Forrest Hall, cnr Marnie and Stathan Sts, Glen Forrest.

Jenny is particularly keen on Israeli dances, but won't be stopping there. Come prepared for a challenge.


Red Faces

Sat 23 Sep 2017 7 pm

A big thank you to all those who contributed to our annual Red Faces show of questionable entertainment, especially schemer in chief Leone, assisted by Deb.

We enjoyed(?) some 30 immensely varied acts, shared equally varied finger food in the break, and left with lots of smiles.

Red Faces 2017


Graduate Dance Session

Sun 17 Sep 2017 3pm

Our monthly graduate dance session in Nedlands kicked off with the revival of some challenging old favourites.

They're planned to run on the third Sunday of each month, 3-4:30 pm , until the end of 2017, and possibly continue after that.

This is a co-operative venture - graduates request, learn and teach the dances.

St Margaret's Church Hall, corner of Elizabeth and Tyrell Streets, Nedlands


Hill Graduate Dance Session

Wed 13 Sep 2017 10:15am

Jenny Currell's graduate dance session in the Hills kicked off with some of Jenny's favourite Israeli and Armenian dances

The first session was 10:15-11:45 am at Glen Forrest Hall, cnr Marnie and Stathan Sts, Glen Forrest.

Jenny is particularly keen on Israeli dances, but won't be stopping there. Come prepared for a challenge.


Saturday Group birthday!

Sat 2 Sep 2017

The Saturday group celebrated its 16th birthday with a selection of easier dances and some festivities!

Saturday 16th Birthday

The theme: dress like you did when you were sweet (or otherwise) 16! Maybe a size larger.

As usual, bring a plate, and bring some friends.

St Margaret's Church Hall, corner of Elizabeth and Tyrell Streets, Nedlands


Youngsters' Dance Course 3

11:00am Sat 26 Aug - 16 Sep 2017

The third Youngsters' Dance Course runs for 4 consecutive Saturdays from 26 August at 11 am.

2017 Youngster's Course

Casual classes cost $6 for 1 child, add a dollar for each additional child.

Note that children must be supervised by their parent / guardian at all times.

St Margaret's Church Hall, corner of Elizabeth and Tyrell Streets, Nedlands

For bookings or further information please contact Palenque Blair on 0423 834 439


Macedonian Party Night

Mon 31 July 2017

We enjoyed a great Macedonian party with teaching and a dance demonstration by Ilinden Macedonian dance group. Ilinden are recognised as the top rank of folk dance groups in Western Australia, with beautiful costumes, delightful music and fascinating choreographies.

The performance and teaching were greatly appreciated by PIDs dancers and friends, including many circle dancers.

Our thanks to Ilinden, and to Tuna Dincer for organising this memorable event

2017 Macedonian Party


André Van De Plas Workshop

Weekend 1-2 July 2017

Every year, André van de Plas visits Australia with his latest selection of dances, and we are always delighted to host him.

Over 40 dancers attended this 2017 workshop, where he taught 11 dances from 7 countries.

As always, we rated the dances' popularity

Dance name Origin Votes
Lezzitli Yoghurt Turkey - Roma 13
Sarba Mariutei Romania 10
Ha Oreach Israel 8
Cemen Turkey - Kurdistan 5
Mesecina Kosovo 4
Dafno Greece 3
Strandzansko Horo Bulgaria 3
Tou Paradeisou Greece 3
Oj Vardare Makedonski Macedonia 2
The Castro Almaine England 2
Hora Din Caras Romania 1

Youngsters' Dance Course 2

Start 11:00am Sat 20 May 2017

Palenque's second dance course for youngsters, aged 2 to 7, kicked off on Saturday. It's running immediately after the Saturday dance class, while the adults are having coffee and chatting.

2017 Youngster's Course


May Day Party without Coins

Mon 1 May 2017

Our friends "The Last Five Coins" were due to play for our May Day party night, but unfortunately Mark Bozikovic was unable to play, so ...

we wore red and spring themes, and danced to recorded music. We were delighted to have several guest dancers from the North Beach circle dance group, and a highlight of the evening was a performance by the Turkish Australian Culture House Singing Group, singing both a traditional Turkish song, and a Turkish version of Bella Cioa (take note Erdoğan?).

TACH Singing Group

Dancers with John

Dancers at May Day


Fairbridge Workshop

Sat 22 Apr 2017

Four of our teachers, along with a variation of "The Last Five Coins" band, presented a workshop of simple Balkan dances to an enthusiastic group of dancers.

Called the Balkan Beats Workshop, the teachers were Palenque, Eve, Jennifer, and John, and The Coins lineup was Russell Johnsen, Jenny and David Hoffman, Tenille Kroemer, and Rob Kaye.

Fairbridge is WA's premier world music festival - Fairbridge website


Youngster Dance Sessions

Sat 11 Mar 2017 9:25-10:00 am

... to Sat 1 Apr 2017

2017 Youngster's Course

Palenque's Introduction to International Dance sessions for 2-7 year olds was held, with mixed reactions from the kids, and lots of enthusiasm from the parents.

But the kids soon came around and had fun.

Print poster


Ira Weisburd Workshop

Sat 25 Feb 2017 10am - 1pm

We were delighted to be joined by our friends from Hora Shalom and Hora Maccabi for this great workshop with choreographer / teacher Ira Weisburd.

Ira 2017 Workshop

As always, Ira was the consummate professional, teaching interesting choreographies with clarity and gentle patience.

The dances taught were

Dance name Style
Shirto Bulgaria
Ne Klepeci Bosnia
Bellitikos Greece
Ima Im Hayiti Yachol Israel
Fado Portugues Portugal
Lucky Lucky Country Australia Contra
Dona, Dona Yiddish
W Moim Ogrodetsku Poland
Hassapico Empatiko Greece
Rikud Hashalom Israel

Workshop Poster


Turkish Dance Lesson

Mon 6 Feb 2017 7:15pm

Turkish_dancers

In place of our regular Monday lesson, Tuna Dincer taught some Turkish dance from her Turkish Australia Culture House repertoire.

St Margaret's Church Hall, corner of Elizabeth and Tyrell Streets, Nedlands


Xmas Parties

Sat 17 / Mon 19 Dec 2016

The International dance year ended with the usual Xmas parties, lots of friends and occasional dancers, food, easy dances, live music by The Last Five Coins and friends on the Monday.

And we got our first peek at Shaharig and Dave's baby Siranoush. 'Til next year, enjoy the break!!!

Monday


Contradance

Sun 11 Dec 2016 2-5pm

Contradance

The last contradance for the year, with a stage full of wonderful musicians, dances taught and called by Steven Janowiecki and Alison Scott, a waltz or two, and even a Cajun jitterbug in the break - a fine farewell to 2016.

See the flyer

St Margaret's Church Hall, corner of Elizabeth and Tyrell Streets, Nedlands


Hills Xmas Party

Fri 9 Dec 2016 9:30-11:00

The Hills' group had their Xmas party, followed by an indoor picnic at Clare and Dave's home.


AGM

Mon 28 Nov 2016

The AGM saw some changes to the committee, with Martin Williams and Anne Griffiths joining as committee members.

Thanks to retiring committee members Debra Harewood, Pat Charlton, Sally Wojnor-Horton and Cindy Innes for their contributions over the years.


Contradance

Sun 13 Nov 2016 2-5pm

Contradance

Another great contradance, with great music by Steven Janowiecki's friendly cohort, and dances called by Steven and visiting dance caller 'Mike' from Seattle.

See the flyer

St Margaret's Church Hall, cnr Tyrell and Elisabeth Sts, Nedlands. Google map


40th Birthday Party

Sat 12 Nov 2016

It was a big night, celebrating PID's 40th birthday (the Ruby party). About 100 members, ex-members and friends filled St Margaret's Church Hall, Nedlands with dance, music and feasting.

We enjoyed performances by Souleiado, TACH Turkish dance, and PID, Sara Friedman taught some party friendly Israeli dances, the Last Five Coins and friends provided their wonderful live music, and everyone joined in lots of dance.

A big, big thank you to all those involved in making it work.

  • 5:00-6:30 Requests dancing
  • 6:30-7:30 Salad finger food dining - bread rolls and roast chicken supplied.
  • 7:30-10:00 Dancing including live music from the Last Five Coins, presentations, and guest dances from our long-time friend dance groups.

Check the reminiscences and wishes for our 40 years in our Grapevine 40th Anniversary Issue

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PID_1976_Fremantle_Arts_Centre

Performing at Fremantle Arts Centre 1976.

L-R Eve Blair, Doug Pianta, Brenda Harvey, Ken Pinches, Steph ?, Helen Tyrell, John Barker, Mary Drake, Tom Flood, David Blair

See the flyer


Fremantle Street Parade

Sun 6 Nov 2016

A small group of us joined the Fremantle Festival Street Parade, along with musicians Russell Johnsen, Jenny Hoffman and Tenille. We danced basic hora and Nigun Atik, as we paraded through the streets of Fremantle, amid the din of various samba and Indonesian dancers.


Hills Spring Party

Fri 4 Nov 2016

The Hills Group held their annual Spring Party at Parkerville Hall, and followed with a picnic at Claire's beautiful country garden. Parkerville Hall, Seaborne St, Parkerville.

Hills_Spring_Party

Hills_Spring_Picnic


Halloween Party Night

Mon 31 Oct 2016

A ghoulish evening of dance, feasting and unfamiliar faces.

Halloween_Party


Perth Glendi Greek

Sun 23 Oct 2016

Not a PID event but ... a few of us joined the festivities of the Perth Glendi Greek festival, including a thoroughly random "Zorba" dance (a syrtos) around Russell Square.

Glendi_Syrtos_Dancers

Jenny and John Bardill and Cyndie Innes look unsure while the massed syrtos dancers wave their hands in the air.

See their website


Welcome Siranoush

Sat 17 Sep 2016

Congratulations Shaharig and Dave on the birth of their baby Siranoush Shabaziantan.


Contradance

Sun 9 Oct 2016 2-5pm

Contradance

The second contradance workshop, with over 40 dancers enjoying live music at St Margaret's Church Hall, cnr Tyrell and Elisabeth Sts, Nedlands. Google map

See the flyer


Hills Workshop

Fri 30 Sep 2016 9:30am

Jennifer ran a 2 hour workshop, focussing on André's 2016 dances, at Darlington Hall


No Dance by the River

Mon 26 Sep 2016 3pm

What wasn't. Our Dance by the River was cancelled, when the weather forecast looked unpleasant.


Saturday Birthday Party

Sat 17 Sep 2016

Saturday group's 15th birthday - Peter Fallon prepared a marathon playlist, but we also found time to eat, of course.


Contradance

Sun 11 Sep 2016 2-5pm

St Margaret's was alive with music and contradance when 10 musicians played for a hall full of dancers. Steven Janowiecki called the dances, his partner Amanda played fiddle, with a group of brilliant local musicians, including our long time friends The Last Five Coins, and David and Jenny Hoffman.

It was an opportunity for dancers from several folk dance traditions to get together and learn new ways of getting it wrong.

Contradance

See the flyer


Red Faces

Sat 10 Sep 2016 7pm

Our annual Red Faces show of questionable entertainment was a great success, some fine talent, and some hilarious and slightly disturbing acts that probably shouldn't have been video recorded! The only problem was a shortage of seats! Who'd have thought?

Congratulations to Leone and everyone else on a memorable evening. Sorry, we don't offer counselling.

Red_Faces_Can_Can

The crowd goes wild with the plastic plate Can Can at the Red Faces opening ceremony.


Greek Party night

Mon 29 Aug 2016 7:30pm

We never got to dance Zorba, but about 20 dancers got together to share dances and food at our Greek dance evening.

Google map


Pudding night

Sat 20 Aug 2016 6:30pm

We contributed to St Margaret's Pudding Night fundraiser, with Palenque teaching dances to live music with Steven Janowiecki and the Last Five Coins.

Laurel de Vietri also taught some French dances and Sara Friedman taught Israeli dance, with Steven Janowiecki winding the night up with some simple contradances.


André Van De Plas Workshop

Weekend 2-3 July 2016

Another great workshop with André Van De Plas! André taught 10 dances, and left with our thanks and a gift of 2 of our PID coffee mugs

As always, we rated the dances' popularity

Dance name Origin Votes
Marino Oro Macedonia 10
Tziltzeley Shama Israel 7
Masat Nafshi Israel 7
Logodarsko Oro Bulgaria 6
Oj Maju Maju Ukraine 6
Di Alargu Vruta Mea Romania - Aroman 5
Hora Pe Sase Romania 4
Operetten Medley Austria 4
Athela Mou Greece - Roma 3
Ajde Jano Kosovo 2

For details, click André Workshop

André Workshop 2015


PID Mugs Arrived

Wed 22 June 2016

Our PID printed coffee mugs finally arrived, decorated with an image of Bulgarian dancers, painted by local artist Boriana Todorova.

The competition for the design was strong, with over 20 entries submitted, and two rounds of voting by the members.

The competition runner up was a design by our past president Martin Williams.

PID_Mug_by_Boriana

View the artwork shortlist and vote details!


Turkish Party night

Mon 30 May 2016

A fun party night, we wore red and white, or something Turkish, ate hommus, Turkish bread and lokum, and did lots of Turkish dances with visitors from the Turkish community and a belly dancer or two.


Contradance at Nedlands

Sat 21 May 2016

Not a PID event, but many of our dancers joined the fundraising contradance organised by Steven Janowiecki, at St Margaret's church hall.

Steven taught a special class on Saturday 7 May so we knew what to expect. On the night, the hall was packed, and we had a great time shared with The Last Five Coins and other musicians, and dancers from Souleiado French dance group.

Steven calling contradance

Well done Steven!


Coffee Mug Artwork Submissions

Weds 18 May 2016

Entries closed for our coffee mug artwork competition, with 23 designs submitted. These were printed onto paper coffee mugs so members can vote for their favourite.

Voting started on Friday 20 May at the Hills session.

Coffee Mugs Designs


Saturday 2016 Start

Sat 9 Jan 2016

Saturday sessions restarted after the Xmas NY break with Laurel teaching French dance.


Monday 2016 Start

Mon 4 Jan 2016

After the Xmas and New Year celebrations, we kicked off the new year of dance with Sarah teaching, and at our new 7:30pm start time.


Saturday Christmas Party

Sat 19 Dec 2015

We had a good turnout for our Saturday xmas party, with too much food as usual, and a nice mix of dances including lots of Israeli for our Hora Shalom friends.

Saturday Xmas Party


Monday Christmas Party

Mon 14 Dec 2015

We had a good turnout for our Monday group Christmas party, with music played by our favourite band - The Last Five Coins. We shared dance, food and friendship, Santa dropped in for a quick dance, and we were pleased to have the company of Hora Shalom dancers.

Monday Xmas Party


Baby Leo Moai

Tues 8 Dec 2015

Congratulations Brigita and Marco on new family member Leo. When does he start lessons?


Hills Christmas Party

Fri 4 Dec 2015

The Hills regulars were joined by some of the dancers from the flatlands, to enjoy Jennifer's selection of easier dances and a mini banquet of Xmas fare.

A big "Thank you" to Jennifer for her efforts over the years, and for an enjoyable celebration.

Hills Xmas


AGM and Party

Mon 30 Nov 2015

A short lesson, an AGM which returned all the existing committee and 2 new members (Cyndie Innes and Steven Janowiecki), then snacks and some dancing. Not so painful.


Fremantle Street Parade

Sun 1 Nov 2015

This year about 20 dancers, including a number of our friends from Hora Shalom, took part in the Fremantle Festival Street Parade, dancing basic hora, Nigun Atik, Tarantella and Hora Medura to the music of Russell Johnsen and Mark Bozikovic.

It was a bit crazy, starting at our gathering point among the jugglers, steampunk pirates, feathery samba dance girls, Russian dancers and percussion ensembles - a continuous cacophony and feast for the eyes.

Before the start, we worried that we wouldn't hear our violin and accordion over the noise of the samba percussion bands, but in the end it wasn't a problem. It was a challenge to keep up with the parade when it stopped for a while and then rushed off, but we settled into it, enjoyed ourselves and got a warm response from the onlookers.

Freo Parade 1

Hopefully, we can do it again next year.

Freo Parade 2

Special thanks to The Last Five Coins (Russell and Mark), Hora Shalom, Palenque for choreography, John and Jenny Bardill for bringing the banner, and all who joined the dance!!!


Dance by the River

Mon 28 Sep 2015

On the Queen's Birthday long weekend, Monday evening dance was cancelled, and a few of us got together at 3pm on the Matilda Bay foreshore.

Thanks to Jennifer for bringing her battery powered music system, and John and Jenny for bringing the banner.

As usual, we danced just north of the Matilda Bay Tea Rooms. Google maps -31.981914, 115.821024


Red Faces

Sat 19 Sep 2015

A night of memorable performances, as our dancers and friends showed their talents, or a lack thereof. Thanks to all the performers, and a special thanks to Leone for organising this event every year.


Saturday Birthday

Sat 5 Sep 2015

The Saturday morning dance sessions turned 14, and we celebrated with easy dances and lots of food. We even had a brief visit from Joy Hill, who started it 14 years ago.


Greek Party

Greek Dance Party

Mon 31 Aug 2015

We had a fun evening with live Greek music from "Hellenic Duo" (Anastasis and Pilarinos), and lots of guests from Hora Shalom and circle dancing. And a chance to see Palenque and Damon's baby Hanna.

A big thanks to all who contributed!!

See the flyer


Baby Hanna

Thur 30 July 2015

Congratulations Palenque and Damon on new family member Hanna. When does she start lessons?


Chidlow French Night

Tues 14 July 2015

Not a PID event, but ...

Our teacher Jennifer Eyre ran another successful fundraiser dance for the Old Chidlow Hall, to coincide with Bastille day - see this poster for details.


André 2015 Workshop

Weekend 4-5 July 2015

About 35 dancers came to this wonderful and exhausting workshop. It was great to see so many Hills people making the descent to the lowlands - PID might have to relocate to Mundaring at this rate.

André taught 11 dances, and left with our thanks and a personalised t-shirt.

As usual, we voted on the dances taught, and the list in order of popularity is:

Dance name Votes
Espresso 14
Nasata Makedonia 11
Goral Eichad 10
Grad Se Beli 9
De Vleuter 8
Op Sa 7
Jiana De La Tilisca 6
Mari Kiz 4
Kolo Od Sidic 4
Nu Voi Dado 2
Sheleg Al Iri 2

Special thanks to Leone, Pat and Peter for catering and decorating, to Eve for hosting Andre, and everyone who was involved in organising and running the show.

Andre2015 Group photo

For reference, the workshop promo page.


André T-shirt Orders

May 2015

We made 20 Andre 2015 workshop T-shirts for the workshop on 4 July. Jennifer Eyre's artwork looks great! Thanks to Jennifer Eyre and Jenny Bardill for organising this!!!


Chidlow Hall Workshop

Tues 12 May 2015

Jennifer Eyre led a very successful workshop for about 30-40 dancers at the Old Chidlow Hall, Chidlow, as a fundraiser for the hall. As a bonus, The Friday group now has a few new dancers.


Glendi Greek Festival

Sun 26 Apr 2015

Not a PID event, but ... we had fun anyway. Several of us got down to Russell Square to enjoy the Greek music, food and dance, and we joined in the mass Zorba dance.


Hora Shalom Workshop

Oren Ashkenazi

Mon 20 Apr 2015

Special Monday session run by Hora Shalom.

To celebrate 20 years of dancing, Hora Shalom presented a workshop with visiting teacher Oren Ashkenazi.

PID co-operated with Hora Shalom so that Oren could teach dance on the Monday evening instead of our regular session, and we enjoyed his enthusiasm, energy, and sense of fun.


Greek Teacher Matthew

Mon 13 Apr 2015

Matthew Loucas, a guest teacher from the Greek community, taught simple popular versions of Greek dances, in preparation for the Glendi festival on Sun 26 April

The dances were simple enough for beginners, and Matthew's comments on style details were interesting for the experienced dancers.


Autumn Harvest Party

Mon 30 Mar 2015

Share the harvest, wear the harvest! Our party night on 30 March had a bucolic theme, and lots of easy dances for friends to enjoy.


Dance at Matilda Bay

Mon 30 Sep 2013

We danced from 4-6pm, at the Matilda Bay foreshore, instead of the Monday night session at St Margaret's


Political Party

Sat 7 Sep 2013

On election day, we danced away our election blues with a Political Party dance.


André Workshop 2013

Weekend 7-8 Sep 2013

10am-1pm and 2-5pm Sat, 10:30am-1:30pm Sunday
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St. Margaret's Church Hall, cnr Tyrell and Elizabeth St, Nedlands.

Flyer and Registration Form available here.

Dance Picnic by the River

Sat 1 Jun 2013

Sat 1st June 10am - 12noon instead of normal class

Come and join us down by the river at Matilda Bay


Monday Start Time

Mon 6 Mar 2013

Monday evening sessions run from 7:15 until 9:15pm (previously 7-9:30pm).


2013 Classes resume

Mon 7 Jan 2013

Sat 12 Jan 2013


End of Year Parties 2012

Mon 17 Dec 2012

With live music by the Last Five Coins from 8pm.

Bring a plate of food to share. Bring a friend. Dress up if you dare.

St. Margarets Church Hall, cnr Tyrell and Elizabeth St, Nedlands.

Sat 22 Dec 2012

Bring a plate of food to share (no added sugar is the challenge).

Bring a friend. Dress in red and/or green.

St. Margarets Church Hall, cnr Tyrell and Elizabeth St, Nedlands.


AGM 2012

Mon 26 Nov 2012

St. Margarets Church Hall, cnr Tyrell and Elizabeth St, Nedlands.


Balkan Workshop with Yorgo

Weekend 13-14 Oct 2012

10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm Sat 13th Oct

and 10:30am - 1:30pm Sun 14th Oct

St. Margarets Church Hall, cnr Tyrell and Elizabeth St, Nedlands.

As always, Yorgo Kaporis delived a fun workshop with many fine authentic folk dances.

See the Flyer, the Yorgo Info and Registration Form.


Workshop in the Hills

Sun 26 Aug 2012

Parkerville Hall, Seabourne St, Parkerville

Sessions 10am-1pm 2pm-4pm (BYO lunch, morning tea provided)

Great dances - interesting music - friendly teachers - exercise and fun

See the flyer, and the Registration Form.


Party Night - Turkish Theme

Mon 30 July 2012

St. Margarets, cnr Tyrell and Elizabeth St, Nedlands.

7pm Bring a plate to share.


Workshop in Bali July 2012

July 2012

Several of our dancers attended the Armenian and Bulgarian dance workshop with Tineke Van Geel and Yves Moreau, held in Bali.


Ira Weisburd 2012

Sat 19 May 2012

Mon 21 May 2012

Dance choreographer and teacher Ira Weisburd presented dances from various countries, other than Israel (his speciality)

For reference, the flyer.

Ira also taught Israeli dances for Hora Shalom on the following weekend.


2012 Classes Resume

Saturday morning classes resume 7th Jan

Monday evening classes resume 9th Jan

Friday Hills classes resume 10th Feb


End-of-Year Parties 2011

Monday Night - 19th Dec from 7pm with Last Five Coins providing live music. St. Margarets, cnr Tyrell and Elizabeth St, Nedlands. Bring a plate to share.

Saturday - 10th Dec 10am-12, Sat 10th Dec at St. Margarets. Bring a plate to share.

Friday in the Hills - 16th Dec from 9:30am at Mundaring Scout Hall, Jacoby St, Mundaring.

And 17th Dec - Hora Shalom Party. horashalom.org.au for details


AGM 2011

Monday 28th Nov 2011


Baby Felix

Thur 24 Nov 2011

Congratulations to Palenque and Damon (and Grandmother Eve) on the safe arrival of baby Felix, weighing 3.05kg and 53cm long.

Baby_Felix

Baby_Felix, Palenque and Damon


Dance Without Borders Workshop

Weekend 1-2 Oct 2011

We ran a beginners dance workshop in Denmark, WA. See the Flyer and Registration Form


Mediterranean Party Night

Mon 29 Aug 2011

We danced simple dances with a Mediterranean theme - dances from Greece, Italy, France, Turkey and more - and partied.


Sat Group's 10th Birthday

Sat 20 Aug 2011

The Alphabetical Retrospective - one dance for each letter of the alphabet - and a party


Sara grandmother

Fri 12 Aug 2011

Sara is now a proud grandma - her daughter Lee gave birth to baby Pippa.

Sara and Pippa


André 2011 Workshop

Weekend 16-17 July 2011

Another great weekend workshop with André van der Plas from Holland teaching dances from around the world.

Dances Taught: Votes
Ako Umran Macedonia/Bulgaria 5
Tora Ora Israel 8
Cosnencuta Romania 4
The Muirsheen Durkin Ireland 3
Mavromata Greece 4
Al Je Lijepo Croatia 5
Momino Choro Bulgaria 9
Rokdim El Ha Mayim Israel 16
Valle Vajres e Korces Albania 8
Hora de Munte Romania 1
Bobik Dzjour Mi Era Armenia 1

Cosnencuta - In Romania in the Snow!

Rokdim - Watch Choreographer Rafi Ziv

Sat 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm and Sun 10:30am-1:30pm

Morning Tea provided - BYO Lunch

St Margaret's Church Hall, cnr Tyrell & Elizabeth St, Nedlands.


Registrations Form here
Full workshop $60 members $70 non-members.

Discount $5 if paid by 4th July

Or Per Session $25 members $30 non-members


Belmont Harmony Week Concert

Sun 13 Mar 2011

Perth International Dance performed at the Belmont Harmony Week Concert

Tomato Lake, Scenic Drive (Cnr Oats St) Kewdale.


2011 Classes Resume

Saturday morning classes resumed 8th Jan

Monday evening classes resumed 10th Jan

Friday Hills classes resumed 11th Feb


End of Year Parties 2010

Sat 18 Dec 2010

10:00am, St Margaret's Hall, cnr Tyrell & Elizabeth St, Nedlands

Bring a plate of finger food to share

Mon 20 Dec 2010

>7pm, with Live Music by the "Last Five Coins"

Bring a plate of finger food to share

St Margaret's Hall, cnr Tyrell & Elizabeth St, Nedlands

$10 at the door OR

$7 for members, $9 for non-members pre-paid at regular Monday class


AGM 2010

Mon 28 Nov 2010

St Margaret's Hall, cnr Tyrell & Elizabeth St, Nedlands


Workshop with Yorgo Kaporis Workshop 2010

Weekend 2-3 Oct 2010

Yorgo is a great dancer and teacher from Sydney specialising in dances from Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece and the Balkans generally.

St Margaret's Church Hall, Nedlands.


André 2010 Workshop

Weekend 3-4 July 2010

Another great weekend workshop with André van der Plas from Holland teaching dances from around the world.

St Margaret's Church Hall, Nedlands.


End of Year Parties 2009

Fri 18th Dec 9:30am
Mundaring Scout Hall, Jacoby St, Mundaring
Bring a plate of food or drink to share

Sat and Mon Parties at St Margaret's Hall, cnr Tyrell & Elizabeth St, Nedlands

Saturday 19th Dec 10:30am

Bring a plate of finger food to share

Monday 21st Dec 7pm

with Live Music by the "Last Five Coins"

Bring a plate of finger food to share

$10 at the door OR

$5 for members, $7 for non-members pre-paid at regular Monday class


Kulcha Workshop

Sat 5 Dec 2008?

Dance workshop with the "Flying Carpathians" at Kulcha multicultural venue.


Pt Peron Camp 2008

Weekend 9-10 Nov 2008

The 2008 Pt Peron Camp will feature New Zealand dance teacher Fiona Murdoch. Fiona lived in Perth a number of years ago and taught us many great dances. She has been President of Folk Dance New Zealand and runs Celtic and International dance classes in NZ.

Click here to see the flyer with details and registration information.


André Workshop 2008

Weekend 19-20 July 2008

Another great weekend workshop with Andre van der Plas from Holland teaching dances from around the world.

St Margaret's Church Hall, Nedlands.

Click here to see the flyer with details and registration information.


Mid-Winter Party

Mon 30 June 2008

Easy dances and party with complimentary MULLED WINE for our mid-winter party.


Dany Benshalom Workshop

Mon 26 May 2008

World renown Israeli dance teacher Dany Benshalom taught at PIFDG Monday evening 26th May.


Beginners Course 2008

3 May - 28 June 2008

Palenque presented an 8 week beginners course 11:30am - 12:30 on Saturday mornings in the John Leckie Hall, College Park, Melvista Ave, Nedlands.


Fairbridge Festival 2008

24-27 April 2008

PIFDG and the Last Five Coins presented a workshop at the Fairbridge Festival.


Point Peron Camp 2007


Saturday Group's 6th Birthday and
2007 Xmas / End of Year Parties

It was great to see so many people at the Saturday group's 6th birthday party. Thanks to everyone who came for helping make it a special day.

The 2007 Xmas / End of Year Party day was great too and here are some photos.


André Workshop - July 2007

Click here for dances and photos.


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