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.
23rd ACA National Convention - Burnie TAS
21 - 23 September 2018
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.
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!
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 www.daretoclog.com.
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 opened 11 months prior to the travel date and bookings are subject to availability when inventory opens. It is anticipated that there will be high demand for travel in September 2018 and therefore it is recommended that you book as early as possible when inventory is opened.
To assist you they have developed a register of interest form. To register interest and to receive a reminder email when inventory is opened, complete the form at Spirit of Tasmania.
Convention DocumentationClick 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|