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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Ground Floor, Sports House
375 Albert Road
Albert Park, 3206
VICTORIA

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Bereavement Notice.

Vale: Julie Davies (Reaby) OAM
Sept 16, 1920 - Nov 14, 2017


Life member Australian Dancing Society The end of an era!  Achievements unrivalled.  With grace, charm and an infectious smile now etched in our memories. She passed today at 4am summer eastern standard time with her beloved daughter Kim by her side at Barden Lodge Aged Care, Barden Ridge NSW at 97 years. A wonderful fulfilling life.

We pay tribute to her outstanding achievements in the world of dance.British Professional Champions, World professional Champions, Multi Australian Champions and so on it goes. With her Late husband Alf Davies she set a record that has yet to be matched. She is survived by her only daughter Kim, grand children Brooke, Jodi, Emma, Mia and Patrick and two great grandsons.

May she rest in peace.