Review is what the Australian Square Dance Review is affectionately known as.
The Australian Square Dance Review is Published by the National Square Dance Society of Australia Inc
The Australian Square Dance Review is the longest running Square Dance Magazine in the Pacific Region.
There were 10 issues a year but from January 2017 the Review became a Quarterly magazine.
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|2018||Issue 01||Issue 02||Special Edition|
|2017*||Issue 01||Issue 02||Issue 03||Issue 04|
|2016||Issue 01||Issue 02||Issue 03||Issue 04||Issue 05||Issue 06||Issue 07||Issue 08||Issue 09||Issue 10||Special Edition|
|2015||Issue 01||Issue 02||Issue 03||Issue 04||Issue 05||Issue 06||Issue 07||Issue 08||Issue 09||Issue 10|
|2014||Issue 01||Issue 02||Issue 03||Issue 04||Issue 05||Issue 06||Issue 07||Issue 08||Issue 09||Issue 10|
|2013||Issue 01||Issue 02||Issue 03||Issue 04||Issue 05||Issue 06||Issue 07||Issue 08||Issue 09||Issue 10|
|2012||Issue 01||Issue 02||Issue 03||Issue 04||Issue 05||Issue 06||Issue 07||Issue 08||Issue 09||Issue 10|
|2011||Issue 03||Issue 04||Issue 05||Issue 06||Issue 07||Issue 08||Issue 09||Issue 10|
* As from Jan 2017 there will only be 4 issues published per year.
If you have back issues that we could scan and place here, We would love to hear from you.
| Review 1960 July | Review 1962 Jun.pdf | Review 1963 Nov.pdf | Review 1964 Dec | Review 1965 Aug | | Review 1965 Sep |Review 1967 May | Review 1969 Oct |Review 1972 Jul |Review 1972 Sep | | Review 1975 Oct | Review 1976 April |Review 2002 Aug|
Some of the older issues are in poor condition, If you have better copies, please contact us so we can scan them and preserve them as a history of square dancing in Australia.
We have been asked how to print these publications as a booklet like the later issues were.
This can be done if you have a printer capable of double sided (Duplex) Printing. Our thanks go to the ACT State Editor – Raymond Bates for this information.
There has also been a question of how to reprint these files in large format (A4) and we have included this here as well.
By Jim White*
In an endeavour to publicise and let dancers know what was going on about National Conventions, I wrote the first square dance magazine in NSW “Let’s go Square Dancing”, the for runner to the South Pacific Square Dance Review*” (now called the “Australian Square Dance review”*).
It was typed on stencils for a Gestetner machine by Madge Griffith and the society secretary Bruce Hinton and helpers copied it off. (There were no photocopiers in those days and printing press products for short runs were too expensive).
Then for a short time it became part of the Love Brothers dance publication on dancing in general until that folded. At that stage we found a small printer who would do it cheaply and renamed it “South Pacific Square Dance Review* as by then we were posting to clubs or societies in every state as well as New Zealand.
Graham Rigby joined us in the production and distribution of the magazine in Queensland. Later all States received copies.
But one of our biggest problems with State distributions was the postal department who either took too long to deliver or who lost the package altogether.
I ceased to be editor in 1958 when I decided to go overseas for 9 months and Tom McGrath took over.
This publication continues to this day be the magazine of the Australian National Conventions.
** In January 2017 the publication went from being a paid copy produced 10 times a year, to a Free Online version published 4 times a year.
Square Dance Australia and Australian Square Dance Review are registered business names assigned to the National Square Dance Society of Australia Inc .