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23rd ACA National Convention - Burnie TAS

21 - 23 September 2018

The ACA National Convention is the premier clogging event of the year in Australia. Each year it is held in different regions on behalf of the ACA. It attracts leaders and dancers from around Australia and New Zealand. It is a weekend event, with social dancing in the evenings and workshops during the day.

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Convention Archive

Want to check out past conventions before you head off to Tasmania? There's a brand new Convention Archive page where you can relive those old times, and remember the winning Showcase Dances. Click on the link and browse back through 22 great years, all the way back to 1996.

Eat Drink Clog

This is the theme for the 2018 convention. We invite you to not only attend the annual national clogging convention but to spend some time in the beautiful north-west of Tasmania and enjoy some of the region's superlative produce. 33
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Driving is easy. There are no traffic jams and there are lots of things to see - and eat and drink - in close proximity to each other. Check out the Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail for guidance! And there is an abundance of glorious scenery along the way. We encourage you to bring a vehicle or hire one here. Tassie isn't the most populous place, so public transport is limited. Besides, you'll need a car to take advantage of your visit and do some exploring!


See below for Convention Documentation with downloads of brochures and forms containing many useful links. If you have a general enquiry, click on this link to send us an email.

Guest Instructor

Darolyn Pchajek (Dar) was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and has been clogging since the mid '90's. She started off with "Cut 'n Loose", and in 2000, Gerry Valois passed the group on to her, and she made it her own with the name "Dare to Clog". She loves teaching as it gives her such a thrill to watch her students catch on to new steps, and enjoy dancing a song, especially to one she's choreographed. Married to Stephen and the proud mom of Joshua, Grace and Andrew (15, 12 and 10 years old respectively), Dar taught clogging throughout all three pregnancies. Now all three children love music, and are heavily involved in dance themselves.

Dar loves to clog to all kinds of music and is excited to have her dances passed around other parts of Canada, USA, and more recently Germany, France, and Australia! She has her own YouTube Channel (daretoclog) where she showcases her choreography, and loves it when people around the world have watched one of her videos, and emailed her about it. For her extensive list of convention/workshop teaching credentials in Canada and USA, and much more information, check out her website

Spirit of Tasmania is pleased to offer participants of the 23rd ACA National Clogging Convention 2018 a discount of up to 5% off best available fares at the time of booking. Arriving and departing from Devonport, a short 30 minute drive from Burnie, Spirit of Tasmania is the ideal option for travel to Tasmania and offers you the flexibility of bringing your own car.

The booking inventory is now open and the booking page is live. It is anticipated that there will be high demand for travel in September 2018 and it is recommended that you book as early as possible. Go to Spirit of Tasmania to access our Exclusive Members Page.

When booking/amending via this page, you will have access to the best available fares on your chosen sailing dates between 1 September 2018 and 30 October 2018. No vehicle or cabin space has been protected for our event.

All passenger, accommodation and vehicle space is subject to availability at time of booking/amending. Please keep in mind that fares do fluctuate and are subject to change until payment has been made and a booking number and e-ticket provided.

When booking via the Exclusive Members Page, the fare types offered will include our event name '23rd ACA National Clogging Convention, either (Spirit) or (Flexi). If the name of our event is not included in the fare type name, you may have left the Exclusive Members Page booking platform and should re-check before proceeding.

Alternatively, availability and bookings can be requested via the Customer Contact Centre on 132010. Please note that booking and amendment fees do apply to non-internet bookings

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Convention Documentation

Click the thumbnails below to download the required documentation...

Invitation and Information Brochure
Participant Registration Form
Cuer and Instructor Nomination Form
Accommodation Special Rates
Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail
Tasmania Map