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24th ACA National Convention - Currimundi Qld

29 Aug - 01 Sep 2019

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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June Check List

Cuer/ Instructor Registration Deadline: 19th June 2019

Please have your cue sheets to the checkers for stamping at least 2 weeks before this date! As the Thursday night social is now part of the Convention itself, cloggers wishing to cue on the Thursday night should also complete the Cuer/Instructor Form.

Dancer Registration Deadline: 10th July 2019

Under 16 Junior Subsidy applies to ACA dancers right up until this date!

Are you able to tick off all the following items as done??

  1. Registration Form completed and lodged - make sure you remembered to order your Bedding Package if required. If you forgot to do so please email currimundi24.rego@gmail.com and order NOW!
  2. If eligible, Cuer/Instructor Form completed & lodged.
  3. Booked flights
  4. Contacted either Tim or Andrew at Sunshine Coast Cabs on (07) 5441 8888 if you need discounted transport fares from Maroochydore Airport to the Convention Venue or, if flying into Brisbane Airport and catching a train to Nambour, transport from the train station to the Convention Venue. Details of how to book to receive these discounts are available on the National Convention page on the ACA Website.
  5. Organized what you will wear to the 'Beach Party' on the Thursday night of the Convention you might need to wear a cover-up over your yellow polka-dot bikinis or budgee smugglers!!
  6. Got a team together & started training for the 'Interstate Games' during 'Fun in the Sun' on Friday afternoon after the Workshop Session.
  7. Contacted Patti on 0419 763 680 to let her know you and some friends intend to entertain us at the 'After Party & Auction' on the Saturday night.
  8. Started saving your money so you can bid on some of the amazing items that will be auctioned off at the 'After Party & Auction'.

Now you just have to wait for the 29th August to come around to meet your Clogging friends from all over Australia and overseas again let the fun and dancing begin!!

Enquiries: currimundi24.info@gmail.com or Dell Sutcliffe on 0402 103 799

Convention News


"SESSIONS" for this Year's National Convention at Currimundi are now available!!


Thur 30 May 2019

If you have been disappointed that you were unable to attend the 3 day 'Stay-on-Site' Convention this year, perhaps you will be able to make it to some of these 'Sessions'.

'Sessions' will be available for:
Thursday night
Friday PM
Friday night
Saturday AM
Saturday PM
Saturday night
Sunday AM

All 'Session' prices will include either morning or afternoon tea or supper. You will also be able to pre-order Dinner on Friday night and Lunch and/or Dinner on Saturday.

A 'Session' Registration Form with all pricing is now available on the Convention Documentation section on this page. All 'Sessions', meals, syllabus, polo shirts & DVDs must be ordered and paid for on this separate Registration Form and be emailed or posted to be received by our Committee by the Registrations close-off date of 10th July, 2019.

Enquiries: currimundi24.info@gmail.com or Dell Sutcliffe on 0402 103 799


Convention Experience


Thur 30 May 2019

'CONVENTION EXPERIENCE' is now available to all Beginner and Basic dancers wishing to find out what a Clogging Convention is all about!!

This Session will commence after Afternoon Tea on the Saturday afternoon of the Convention - 31st August 2019. You should be at the Venue by 2.45 pm. The session will include:

2 workshop time slots learning 2 or 3 easy new dances
2 course Dinner on Saturday night
Saturday night State Showcases, social dancing, presentations etc.
Supper
Fun at the 'After Party & Auction'

To take advantage of this opportunity, please register on the relevant section in the 'Sessions Registration Form' which you will find on the Convention Documentation section on this page. On this form, you are also able to order other Convention merchandise if you so wish! Please note that completed Registration Forms (together with your payment) must be emailed or posted to be received by our Committee by the Registrations close-off date of 10th July, 2019.

If you wish to bring along a relative or friend to this session, spectators will be warmly welcomed. You will also be able to pre-order Dinner for them as Non-Dancers.

Enquiries: currimundi24.info@gmail.com or Dell Sutcliffe on 0402 103 799


Travel Option
Brisbane Airport to Convention Venue via Airtrain, train, Suncoast Cabs


Thur 04 April 2019

For any cloggers wishing to travel from the Brisbane Airport (both Domestic & International Terminals) to the Currimundi Recreation Centre we would like to suggest an alternative transport option if you would like to take the scenic route and also avoid the busy highway north coast traffic. This is a good option for those who have flights out on the Sunday night after the Convention.

Upon arrival at either terminal, you can simply catch the Airtrain to Eagle Junction Station and change to a Nambour train that will allow you to either get off at a station along the way or go to Nambour where we have been able to arrange with Suncoast Cabs a set rate that will transport cloggers from the Nambour Railway Station to our Convention Venue.

The Brisbane Airtrain (airtrain.com.au) has an excellent website that will give you all the information you need about pricing (including discounted pre-booking), timetables, network maps, journey planner and even videos of how easy it is to get from the terminals to board the Airtrain on the elevated Skywalk.

Once you have left the Domestic Terminal Station and go through the International Terminal Station, you need to travel only one stop to arrive at Eagle Junction Station where you change trains to the line north - all-inclusive in your fare!!

If you choose to travel through to Nambour Station, you will be picked up at your pre-arranged time by Suncoast Cabs for transport to the Venue.

Suncoast Cabs have been able to offer us set rates for this trip - for 4 people or less the rate would be $75, for 5-11 passengers the rate would be $105. N.B. If you are unable to get a group together, the Cab Co. will make up the groups (so people can get the discounts) from people who are arriving/departing Nambour Station on the same train!!

To take advantage of this offer please phone Suncoast Cabs on (07)5441 8888 and ask for Tim between 8.30am-4.30pm, Monday to Thursday, or Andrew for the same hours on Friday. Simply mention you are part of the Convention Group!

As a very general guideline - for a person taking advantage of a pre-booked, discounted Airtrain trip and being in a group of 8 people for the taxi ride from Nambour to the Convention Venue the price would be approx. $45 each way. Obviously if you can arrange to get your own group together, you will know the exact number in your group and the amount you will pay for your split of the taxi fare!

For any further enquiries email currimundi24.info@gmail.com or phone Dell on 0402 103 799 or Sue on 0438 309 878

https://www.willyweather.com.au/qld/sunshine-coast/currimundi.html

Early Bird Prize

Many thanks to all those who registered for the 2019 ACA Currimundi Convention by 30th November, 2018 - the Early Bird cut-off date.

The EARLY BIRD PRIZE of the Play, Taste & Discover Bundle valued at $165 from the Ginger Factory at Yandina was won by KIELLY PARKER from Jo-King Cloggers, W.A.

The FAMILY OF 4 PASS TO AUSSIE WORLD raffle was also drawn before Christmas with the winner being SHABI GUL from East Coast Precision. Second prize went to a non-clogger, Jenny Bishop.

Congratulations to all winners - enjoy your prizes!!

Enquiries?

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

ANDREW PERRY, CCI
New York, NY, USA

Andrew Perry has been clogging since 2006, started teaching in 2007 and started his own clogging group, The Drew Crew Cloggers in 2009. The club is now comprised of more than 35 members with half of his dancers being under the age of 15!

Andrew has always been proud to teach the ways of clogging to all age groups. Since he began teaching, Andrew has performed in demonstrations and taught at numerous regional, national and international workshops and Conventions throughout the United States and Canada. He has extensive fundraising and administrative experience and is a proud board member of the Western New York Cloggers Association which is the organization responsible for putting on the Nickel City Clogging Festival in Buffalo, NY every April as well as the Salt City workshop and competition in Syracuse, NY every October.

Andrew's travels for clogging have taken him to many amazing and far-off places, but this will be his first trip to Australia. He is looking forward to meeting everyone at the 2019 Currimundi Convention as well as renewing already established friendships with Australian Cloggers he has met along the way!

Convention Venue

SUNSHINE COAST RECREATION CENTRE
80 Currimundi Road, Currimundi, Qld

Our Venue is located between Currimundi Beach and the mouth of Currimundi Lake - just north of Caloundra. It is approx. 90 mins drive from Brisbane City and the Brisbane Domestic and International Airports and 20 mins drive from the Sunshine Coast Airport (transport options from airports to the venue are listed on the back page of this brochure). Having recently undergone a multi-million dollar facelift, the Venue now offers high-quality accommodation; great facilities; new dining areas and heated swimming pool. The Venue is a non-smoking & alcohol free area.

Convention Documentation

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

Invitation and Information Brochure
Participant Registration Form
Cuer and Instructor Nomination Form
Sessions Registration Form

Reading Downloads

There are PDF downloads on this page. If you do not have the free Adobe Reader, you can get it from Adobe using this link.