Story: Cultural dance

Swiss dance

Members of Taranaki's Swiss community are shown at a dance held on Switzerland's national day. The dancing is a mix of standard ballroom and folk dance. Swiss traditions are strongly influenced by the surrounding countries, with which Switzerland shares languages and customs.

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Archives New Zealand – Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Weekly Review 421. National Film Unit, 1949

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Megan Cook, 'Cultural dance - European cultural dance', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/44734/swiss-dance (accessed 14 November 2019)

Story by Megan Cook, published 22 Oct 2014