About the Australian Dancing Society

The Australian Dancing Society is a national organisation founded in 1942 by Mickey Powell providing a democratic national structure for the service of DanceSport in Australia. Many of the prominent names in dancing today started with Mickey Powell whose headquarters at 79 Bourke Street Melbourne became the meeting place. Mickey was an entrepreneur and introduced many initiatives for the improvement and growth of dancing in Australia. Mickey’s desire to foster and encourage Australians to develop a uniquely Australian style – and to lift the profile of Australian dancers. The first team travelled to England by sea in 1948. Alf Davies and Julie Reaby were members of that team. They went on of course to become World Champions. They remain the only Australians to have won the British Professional Modern Championship (twice). Mickey encouraged them never to lose their Australian style. His devotion and encouragement really set an agenda for the future and the development of the Australian Dancing Society.

The ADS is a "not for profit" organisation that "stands alone", providing comprehensive service at all levels and facets of the sport of dance.

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375 Albert Road
Albert Park, 3206

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Important Notice to Members

Attention Members.

All membership renewals have now been sent out if you have not received your please contact our National Membership Manager Marinus de Roo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0414 285 996)