The Australian filmmaker, who is also a trained ballroom
dancer, is fully embracing the newly re-gained popularity of the sport.
Local entrepreneur Liam O'Connor decided to reopen the Tower Ballroom
and spent nearly pounds 500,000 restoring it to its former glory.
This acclaimed production takes the audience on a whirlwind tour of ballroom
dancing - from the romance of the Waltz, the passion of the
From the 1950s to 1970s such ballrooms
of romance played host to showbands, which were the pop stars of the time.
Set in a Georgian mansion conversion, the ground floor ballroom
has been transformed into an impressive 33ft drawing room.
Exhibitors Set-up (Grand Ballroom
AB) 1:00-5:00 PM Exhibitors should register in the exhibit hall and get ready for a good time
Chef Wolfgang Puck and his team will be cooking in front of the guests in a variety of locations in the Grand Ballroom
, and because there will be no assigned seats, guests can relax and mingle as they desire.
A spokesman said: "It seems the nation has gone ballroom
In other words, unlike swimming or track, the ballroom
competitions at the games are sexually marked and, as the Tribune also notes, are (therefore?
dance is enjoying a revival of sorts, finding its way anew into the public eye through its transformation into sport, increasing participation rates, and a resurgence in popular culture with surprise television hits like the UK's Strictly Come Dancing and the US version Dancing with the Stars (although the audiences for these shows are probably as or more interested in the celebrities as they are the dance).
Its two-story mid-block garage annex (72,000 s/f footprint) has tractor trailer truck ramps to its roof for truck staging and marshalling and additional floors could be added for parking, hotel, ballroom
, exhibition, conference or other uses which could be tied into the 460 Twelfth Avenue tower and/or a new building on the Eleventh Avenue frontage.
For fans of Brucie's Strictly Ballroom
, a stage version of the dance spectacular waltzes into Halifax in early April.