News

Fun at the ball

Frank and Nancy Baker on the dance floor at the April Showers Ball held at the Civic Centre.
Frank and Nancy Baker on the dance floor at the April Showers Ball held at the Civic Centre. Mike Knott BUNAPR

IF THERE were any April showers about at the weekend, they certainly could not dampen the spirits of dancers taking part in the ball of the same name.

Hundreds of people danced the night away at the ball in the Civic Centre, with the fun extending right through the weekend.

Organisers were still cleaning up yesterday afternoon after a three-hour dance session in the morning.

Organiser Jan Paulsen said Bundaberg was part of a circuit that saw a similar ball held every month in a different town across Queensland.

"A lot of people just travel around with their caravans following the dance circuit," she said.

"It's very popular. Three years ago we had more than 380 people on the Saturday night.

"We love it. It's like a disease."

Ms Paulsen said dance participants came to Bundaberg for the event from as far north as Cairns and as far south as Lismore or Dubbo.

The weekend started off with new vogue and sequence dancing on Friday night, with the main event on Saturday night and a follow-up yesterday.

Ms Paulsen said there were 180 dancers on Friday night, 289 on Saturday night and 135 yesterday.

The ball is run once a year in Bundaberg, and has been held in the city for 15 years.

Planning for next year's event has already started.

Rockhampton's Moorhead Dance Band, which has played at the past 13 April Showers balls, will again provide the music next year.




Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

What's open on Labour Day

Tomorrow is Labour Day but there are still some places you can shop

Tomorrow is Labour Day but there are still some places you can shop

Owners set to sell Mystery Craters

FOR SALE: Mystery Craters Leisure Park at South Kolan.

Lee Huxley and Ron Dodds are selling up.

Latest deals and offers

Car Vs Moped, Takalvan St

CRASH: Moped and 4x4 collide on Takalvan St: man taken to hospital

Car vs Moped, Takalvan St, April 30 2016

Surprise Gifts & Homeware

Ash Cumar, owner of Surprise Gifts & Homeware, has moved from Brisbane to open a shop in Bargara. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail

Ash Cumar, owner of Surprise Gifts & Homeware, has moved from Brisbane to open a...

Black Spot Funding - April 2016

BLACK SPOT: Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt will announce funding for improvements to several black spots on local roads in Bundaberg.
Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail

Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt will announce funding for improvements to several...

Demand for acreage lots pushes up property prices

Property values in Cooroy have increased 25%

Property values jump in Cooroy and Peachester.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog

RBA warns of future apartment oversupply

Toowoomba: Crest Apartments and Burke & Wills, Ruthven Street ( view from Neil Street) Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

RBA says oversupply of apartments poses risk to household finances