Annual Italian Week Folk Dance
8pm, Wednesday 4 June 2014 - Wongawilli Community Hall
Adults $3, children free - includes light Italian flavoured supper.
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Over the past 12 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 the Wongawilli Colonial Dance 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 $3 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.
Acoustic musicians are welcome to join with the band with sheet music provided.
Any further details can be made with David De Santi, tel: 0409 57 1788
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.
MORE ITALIAN LINKS
For more information on musical Italians and the band ZUMPA click here
An Italian sheet music book has been compiled with 63 tunes and 50 pages. Click here for more details and sample Italian tunes.
Click here to purchase a copy for $25AUD plus postage from the Illawarra Folk Club Store
David De Santi