Northern Territory Ballroom Dancing Association

(Darwin, NT)

Northern Territory Ballroom Dancing Association (NTBDA)

Community Ball

We are here to promote Ballroom Dancing for all in the Northern Territory.

Ballroom dancing covers a number of styles such as Modern, Old Time, Latin and New Vogue.

If you are interested in learning, receiving assistance or improving your dancing we may be able to guide or assist you in the correct direction. (Learning for beginners is taught through separate classes run for a calendar month at a cost of $20:00 per month. Details available from Evelyn on Mob: 0401 935 758)

Weekly Dances
Note - Cancellation of former Weekly Dance 1 - Due to a range of problems and diminishing numbers attending Malak Community Centre, the weekly Wednesday night dance is now cancelled permanently. Should NTBDA decide to reopen it in the future, that announcement will be notified within this section of Enjoy-Darwin.

LYONS COMMUNITY CENTRE - is now the home of the NTBDA weekly Social dance. Note change of night. NTBDA dance now on Monday nights.Come along for 2 hours of fun, social dancing (but no tuition) on every Monday night during 2018 at Lyons Community Centre, 25 Damabila Drv, Lyons, NT from 7:30pm until 9:30pm. All welcome, young and old. Entry $5:00 per person.

Monthly Dances: NTBDA - Come along on the 2nd Saturday of every month during 2018 to The Harbour Room (next to Christ Church Cathedral) at 2 Smith St, Darwin NT. These Monthly dances are fun and aim to give all dancers a regular date, time and place to practice and enjoy their dancing and to meet new people. NTBDA also aims to showcase Ballroom and New Vogue Dancing to the broader community and to attract people to, or back to dancing. The dance program will include some 'Come & Try' progressive dances of Jive, Samba, Barn Dances, Evening Three Step where current dancers will pass on skills to others. Other dance steps will include the Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Modern Waltz, Slow and Quick Rythymn, etc. Sequence dances will include Mayfair Quickstep, Balmoral Blues, Carousel, Swing Waltz and Tangoette.

Please Note: No Stiletto Heels, only dance shoes, or wedge heels, or flat heels that will not damage floor.

NTBDA Saturday Venue - Harbour Room, Christ Church Cathedral, 2 Smith Street, Darwin City on the 2nd Saturday of each month during 2018 from 7:30pm until 11:30pm. Parking in Smith Street, or opposite Administrator's Offices near water-font, or at the back of the building

Ticket Sales: Pre-sold at earlier dances, or at 'Rock n Roll' and also now available at Door, or by contacting Evelyn on Mob: 0401 935 758. Entry $10:00 per person in cash, or earlier by bank transfer if requested.
At the door, correct money will be appreciated as change is difficult to provide.
You are also requested to bring a small plate of savouries, or cake to share at communal supper. All ages welcome. For more information contact Evelyn, Mob: 0401 935 758, or John, Mob: 0409 977 553

ANNUAL SUNSET BALL Cancelled and is now replaced by an ANNUAL AFTER 5pm Danceformal, or semi formal dress standards apply at these events. The Annual Dance will now take place in August or September of each year. Contact Evelyn 0401 935 758 for updates of venue, times and prices.

NTBDA is planning a number of events during Senior's week in August

1. Saturday 18 Aug 2018 - A Ball for all of the Darwin Community to showcase what Ballroom Dancing is about. See Poster for details;

2. Mondays 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th August - On these dates, look out for "Dynamic Dances for Mature Movers" at Lyons Community Centre, 25 Damabila Drive, Lyons, NT from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. These activities have a particular focus on attracting Seniors and others into Ballroom Dancing.

PO Box 41091,
Casuarina NT 0811

On Monday 6 Nov 2017, the NTBDA Annual General Meeting was completed and the new committee is as follows:

President - Evelyn O'Brien,
Vice President - John Morton,
Secretary - John Morton,
Treasurer - Maree Kuczborski

Committee Members:
Fay Pennington,
Ross Elliott - (Ross also retains the positions of Public Officer and ABN Officer),
Terry Bryan
Cheryl McKeen

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Mar 13, 2018
Harbour Room Dance
by: Maree

I had a great night of Dancing and socialising on Saturday night at NT Ballroom's monthly dance. Looking forward to next months.

Mar 06, 2018
Malak Sunday Afternoon Dance
by: Maree

Sunday afternoon Ballroom Dance proved to be very popular. Lovely sociable afternoon of dancing.

Mar 04, 2018
Malak Sunday Afternoon Dance
by: Anonymous

What a wonderful way to spend a afternoon of Ballroom dancing at Malak community hall. So nice to see such alot of happy friendly faces dancing the afternoon away.

Feb 11, 2018
Harbour Room Dance
by: Anonymous

What a wonderful Saturday night of sociable Ballroom Dancing held at the Harbour Room in Darwin City.

Feb 11, 2018
Harbour Room Dance
by: Anonymous

WOW what a great venue and a most enjoyable night
Of ballroom dancing. Thoroughly enjoyed the

Feb 10, 2018
Successful NTBDA Debut At The Harbour Room, Darwin City
by: Returning Dancer

Last evening, Sat 10 Feb 2018, I was very fortunate to witness and enjoy the "Inaugural" NTBDA Monthly Dance at The Harbour Room, 2 Smith St, Darwin City.

Among 42 other dancers, we enjoyed good music, a full night of Ballroom and New Vogue dances, great company and a refreshing supper, Tea & Coffee.

We danced the night away, laughed and chatted together in a very fun, friendly environment.

Well Done to the team at NTBDA and its wonderful to have a Darwin City Ballroom Dance on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 7:30pm t 11:30pm. I can hardly wait for Saturday 10 March 2018, so we can do it all again.

Feb 05, 2018
Lyons Monday Dance
by: Anonymous

Lyons weekly dance was lots of fun and a very sociable evening.

Nov 03, 2017
XMAS DANCE for NTBDA - Friday 01 Dec 2017
by: EVELYN OBRIEN - Vice President, NTBDA

The 2017 XMAS DANCE for the Northern Territory Ballroom Dancing Association will now be held on Friday 01 December 2017 at the Darwin Golf Club, Links Rd, Marrara NT

Time: 7:30PM

Tickets available at Rock n Roll on Tuesday nights from Evelyn, or call Mob: 0401 935 758

Xmas Dance Cost: NTBDA Members $10:00
Non-Members $15:00
Everybody welcome, Young and Old.

Memberships of NTBDA will be available on the night for interested persons. Membership results in cheaper ticket costs at future dances.

Membership Costs: For 60 years and over $10:00 Per Annum. For under 60 Years, $20:00 Per Annum.

Sep 11, 2017
Monthly Dance - 2nd Saturday each month
by: Anonymous

The inaugural monthly dance of the NTBDA was held on Saturday 9 Sep 2017 at the MALAK Community Centre, Malak Crescent, Malak.
To the music played by DJ Maree, who also proved to be a Humorous and competent MC, the dancers swayed, waltzed, cha cha'd, foxtrotted, sauntered and quick-stepped the night away. The dancers appeared to be having lots of fun during a wonderful evening of social Ballroom, New Vogue and progressive dances. Midway through the evening, all present enjoyed a well earned rest while they chatted to each other over the communal supper with their choice of tea, or coffee. Old acquaintances were renewed and new bonds formed which is part of the charm of social dancing. The first monthly dance was deemed a success and the NTBDA will continue these on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

The next NTBDA dance will be on Saturday 14 October 2017 at the MALAK Community Centre, Malak Crescent, Malak from 7:30pm until 11pm. Tickets sold at door. $10:00 per person plus bring a small plate of sweet or savoury items to share at communal supper.
Correct money will be appreciated by NTBDA because change is difficult to provide.

Jun 26, 2017

The 2017 Northern Territory Ballroom Dancing Association Committee continues to hold Social Dancing each Wednesday from 7pm until 9PM.


2017 NTBDA CONTACTS if you wish to obtain more information:

EVELYN OBRIEN - 0401 935 758
JOHN MORTON - 0409 977 553

Jul 26, 2011
July - Monthly Dance
by: Anonymous

The monthly social dance held at the Darwin Trailer Boat Club on Sunday 24th July was a great success with many enjoying the fine outdoor setting - it was great to see a number of faces that had been absent from the scene for a while.

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