Dancing Daze

Dancing Daze is a 1986 Australian mini series about two sisters from Wagga Wagga who leave their family pig farm to make it as dancers in the big city.[1]

Dancing Daze
Based onidea by Michael Cove
Chrissie Koltai
Written byMichael Cove
John Misto
Debra Oswald
Directed byJane Campion
Geoffrey Nottage
Peter Fisk
StarringMeryl Tankard
Patsy Stephen
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes6 x 1 hour
Original networkABC
Original release16 February 1986 (1986-02-16)

At the ARIA Music Awards of 1987, Matthews was nominated for ARIA Award for Best Female Artist for the title track. Martin Armiger was nominated for ARIA Award for Best Original Soundtrack, Cast or Show Album for the album.[2]


Dancing Daze
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedFebruary 1986 (1986-02)
StudioABC Television Mixdown Suite
LabelABC Music
ProducerMartin Armiger

Dancing Daze soundtrack was released in February 1986.[3]


  1. "Dancing Daze" (Sharon O'Neill) performed by Wendy Matthews and Jenny Morris.
  2. "Can I Dance" (Mick Walter, Glen Muirhead - G. Lungren) performed by Mark Williams.
  3. "Second Opinion" (Jenny Morris, Richard Fataar) performed by Mark Williams.
  4. "Dare to Be Bold" (Sharon O'Neill) performed by Wendy Matthews.
  5. "You're So Curious" (Jennifer Hunter-Brown, Michael Hegarty) performed by Marc Hunter.
  6. "Disaster" (Stephen Cummings, Dean Richards) performed by Jane Clifton.


  1. "Against the Dance" (Martin Armiger) performed by Mark Williams.
  2. "I Love It When We're Dancing" (Greg Macainsh, David Briggs) performed by Martin Armiger and Sherlie Matthews
  3. "Might Have Been" (Martin Armiger, Michael Cove) performed by Jenny Morris, Mark Williams, Wendy Matthews.
  4. "Phoebe" (Martin Armiger) performed by Marc Hunter.
  5. "Casanova Club" (Larry Van Kriedt) performed by Larry Van Kriedt.
  6. "Lost in a Dancing Daze" (Martin Armiger) performed by Wendy Matthews.


  1. ^ Ed. Scott Murray, Australia on the Small Screen 1970-1995, Oxford Uni Press, 1996 p186
  2. ^ "Winners by Year 1987". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 21 April 2021.
  3. ^ "DANCING DAZE". TV Mem. Retrieved 13 June 2017.

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