The Italian Social and Dance Club was formed in September 1992 by a group of Italians
who wanted to keep their culture alive.
Vita and Mary Balsamo decided that the Italian community in Cairns was in need of a cultural boost
and after some thought decided to hold a Sicilian Night.
Entertainment for the night was provided by an Italian group from Ingham.
(Ingham is a 3 hour drive south of Cairns).
Vita and Mary also wanted traditional dancing for the evening, so after giving this some thought
Gina Codotto felt that Cairns had enough interested people to form their own Italian Dance Group.
Forming a dance group is one thing. Knowing the dance routines is another.
Help was needed.
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