Maleny Pride Celebrates IDAHO: Dance Your Heart Out & ProudThe Maleny LGBTI community is hosting an evening dance on the 17th of May, which will be bold, joyful and inclusive.

This is the third year that the Maleny LGBTI community has hosted an IDAHO event, and it promises to be a bold, joyful and inclusive night. Responding to sell-out crowds for the first two years, the group is pleased to announce a move to a bigger venue for an evening supper dance: Dance Your Heart Out & Proud.

Kerry Greene, a member of the organising committee, said, “We are reaching out to connect with those who might never have thought of themselves as part of a “community”, those who are questioning their sexuality and those who don’t choose to label themselves – preferring a more fluid sense of their sexuality/identity. Especially welcome are younger members of the community and everyone who is queer-friendly”.

This year’s official IDAHO theme is “freedom of expression” – so glamorous and flamboyant dressing-up is encouraged. Spectacular efforts will be recognised by concession price entry and prizes for best costumes.

The 17th of May is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia each year, so Maleny is celebrating with a night of dance and music appealing to diverse tastes. The extravagant sounds of fiddle player Cath Ovenden, together with the Maleny Ceilidh band and a forest of other fiddlers, will launch us into some high-spirited folk dancing. Cath won the Golden Fiddle Award for her CD The Fiddle Music of Joe Yate this year. Irish step dancer Davydd McDonald will do the calling for old-time, take-your-partner-style dancing.

This foot-tapping music will ease you into the ‘disco’ that follows after supper. The Hayden Hack Infusion will deliver their legendary high-energy funky, Afro sound and sprinkled throughout will be some classic disco we know and love.


Date: Saturday 17th May, 2014 from 6:30 P.M. – 11:30 P.M.

Venue: Maleny Community Centre (23 Maple Street, Maleny, QLD)
Cost: Full – $25
Discounts for concession and those with flamboyant customes