Sat. Jul 13th, 2024

Hundreds of line dancers have descended on Tamworth to boot-scoot their way through the next four days at Mayworth.

The annual event started its life as the North West Charity Line Dance Weekend in 1999, held at the Tamworth RSL Club, with 60 entries and workshops hosted by Julie Talbot, Kevin & Maria Smith. This event was 100% for charity raising funds for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

The event stayed this way until 2003, when it was relaunched and expanded to become the Australian Country Dance Festival. Since then, it has become the biggest line dance festival in Australia.

The event includes everything line dancing from workshop dancing catering to all levels, four nights of social dancing, the Australian Line Dance Ball & Awards, choreography, vendors and competition dancing. It also includes the Australian Masters – this is the only event in Australia where you can qualify to dance at the World Dance Masters in Blackpool, England.

There will be four fun themes across each night of the festival including:

  • Thursday night:  Beach Party
  • Friday night:  80’s Party
  • Saturday night:  Awards & Ball – dress to impress
  • Sunday night: The Last Hurrah; FINALE

Cancers from all over the country and beyond – including a plane load on the first Bonza flight from Melbourne – will be in the city for the events through the weekend, making it one of the busiest weeks for Tamworth outside of January’s Country Music Festival.

Pre-paid tickets for the events are $25 Adult $15 Child (5-15 yo) Children Under 5 Free. A day pass (available at the door) is just $10 per person.

Find out more at https://www.mayworth.com.au/

Top image: line dancers arrive on Bonza’s first flight from Melbourne to Tamworth earlier this week