Beechworth Bush Dance

Check out the article written in the Ovens & Murray Advertiser, June 1st 2016.

YEE-HA: Mike Giblin, Terie and Michael Quealy, Lanie Donaldson and Mareike Borchard were keen to launch into a toe-tapping dance routine at the Mittagundi bush dance.  

YEE-HA: Mike Giblin, Terie and Michael Quealy, Lanie Donaldson and Mareike Borchard were keen to launch into a toe-tapping dance routine at the Mittagundi bush dance.

 

Mittagundi hoe-down in town hall

BEECHWORTH Memorial Hall was alive on Saturday with bush dancing, a barbecue and auction to raise more than $4500 for Mittagundi alpine youth education camp.

About 150 people attended the dance with toe tapping music supplied by The Remnants, a bush band made up of local musicians.

Mittagundi business manager Claire Peck said the Glen Valley camp off Omeo Highway depended on donations and volunteers to enable it to continue to offer up to 200 North East students opportunities to build bush and self-reliance skills.

“The money will help more people attend the camp and assist with the running costs,” Ms Peck said.

The dance was organised by local volunteers, many of whom have spent time at the camp when young.

Mittagundi offers three programs including a 10-day trek that takes 22 young people accompanied by two Clydesdale horses walking in the high country away from electricity and modern comforts.

There is a winter program teaching snow survival skills, cross country skiing, snow camping, cooking and eating in pioneer huts.

There is also a follow-up program for camp alumni.