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Try waltzing Matilda when the Anzac Tea Dance comes to town.



HUDDERSFIELD couples have been urged to get on their dancing shoes and provide a lift for charity.

Anzac Tea Dances are being organised across Yorkshire in town halls and community centres to raise cash for the Royal British Legion and to commemorate Anzac Day on April 25.

The fundraising bid has been launched by professional dancers Karen Hardy and Anton Du Beke Anton du Beke (born Tony Beak) is a professional ballroom dancer. His dance partner is Erin Boag. With Boag, he won the IDTA Classic in England in November 2003. His reasonably late entry to dancing began at 14, and at 17 he decided to specialize in ballroom.  - stars of BBC BBC
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 1's Strictly Come Dancing - and is sponsored by confectionery firm Anzac Biscuits.

The campaign aims to get children, parents, grandparents, friends and neighbours to enjoy an old-fashioned tea dance.

The dances can be wartimethemed or just a fun event.

Tea dances grew in popularity during the First World War by providing respite for British servicemen or women on leave.

Anzac Biscuits support the Royal British Legion by giving 4% of sales all year round.

Anzac Biscuits were named after the Australian and New Zealand Army New Zealand Army (Maori: Ngāti Tumatauenga, Tribe of the God of war), is the land armed force of the New Zealand military and comprises around 4,500 regular personnel and 2,500 non-regulars and civilians.  Corps, which fought alongside British soldiers in the First World War.

The biscuits were baked by Australian wives and mothers as a treat for their loved ones on the front line.

They were made with oats, treacle treacle: see molasses.  and syrup, which meant they did not perish during the long journey to Europe.

Organisers can register their Anzac Tea Dance at www.anzac teadance.com or call 0870 2401840 for further information.

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Dec 31, 2008
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