Trocadero Dansant

Stage Number: MBSH.03.01.95

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: West End-South Brisbane-North Woolloongabba

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: Melbourne Street, South Brisbane

Latitude & Longitude: -27.47408333,153.01775

Time Link: 1923

Map Link: 1923

Image Time Point: 1923

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The Trocadero Dansant was opened in May 1923. It was a popular dance centre with a quality spring floor. The dance hall was organised with 52 alcoves for resting and a spectator’s gallery. The dances in this era were the foxtrot, waltzes, and polkas. During the time of the Pacific War (1942-1945) American servicemen introduced the jitterbug. The dance hall closed soon after the war.


Kowald, Margaret. with Val Donovan, Ruth Kerr, Kay Cohen, Lyndsay Smith, and Jean Stewart. Lost Brisbane and Surrounding Areas: The Later Years. Volume 2. RHSQ. 2016 page 81

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2058 Moreton District Maps – A Series. 6 miles to the inch. Moreton District. 6 miles to the inch. Survey Office, Brisbane.. 634900