Tweed Community Country Halls Association has been running a dance circuit around the halls of the Tweed Valley for decades. It is one of those rare country treats that people will talk about.
It has come to my attention that a number of people think it is restricted to the local members of the Ball, which is far from the truth. These occasions are an opportunity to meet locals in the area and others who come for the social dance and supper. All members of the community are welcome to join the evening (no alcohol).
They do a Pride of Erin dance for the title of Tiny Tot, Junior, Matron, Senior, and the title Miss. There is a category for everyone in the family to participate in. If you enter on the night and win, the only expectation is that you appear at the final Ball in August/September for the final judging of the circuit. I have enjoyed the evenings for years and consider it an opportunity to dress up, but that is not necessary.
The last practice dance will be at the Tumbulgum Hall, with a St Patrick’s day theme, starting at 8pm on March 17.
Robyn Lemaire, Matron of the Tweed, Murwillumbah.