Betty Dargie


We are pleased to announce that the wonderful Betty Dargie of Dargie Entertainment, will be an adjudicator
from Friday through to Sunday. Betty brings an absolute wealth of talent and experience to our eisteddfod
and we are enormously proud to have her onboard.

Betty Dargie is third generation showbiz. Firstly with her grandfather, the renowned Horrie Dargie (Horrie Dargie Quintet, Australia’s first Gold record earner), her grandmother Betty (Tivoli Ballet star), their daughters Anne and Lynne Dargie (Australia’s most loved sister act ‘The Dargie Sisters’) and now the third generation continues the dynasty.

Betty is a MO Award winning international entertainer.
She is a highly-sought after singer, dancer, model, choreographer, producer and character impersonator.

We took the time to find out some of the things that Betty looks for
when judging eisteddfods:

What do you look for in every performance?
I look for a combination of good technique and artistry.
I want to see a well-polished routine that has a good connection to the audience.

What makes a winning performance?
Everything I mentioned above and an extra special intangible element that leaves
the audience wanting more.

What matters the most to a routine, performance or technique?
A combination of the two.

How important to you is good grooming?
Very Important!! Please use hairspray on those fly aways.

What is the most embarrassing thing to happen to you onstage?
I’m going to say costume malfunctions and leave it at that!

Simone Samuel


Simone Samuel comes with 24 years experience within the dance industry. She has worked extensively over the past 9 years as a choreographer/dance teacher/creative consultant across Sydney, Gold Coast and Brisbane, working with all ages and abilities beginner through to elite.

Simone was privileged to work as a choreographer for Club Med – Lindeman Island where she was in charge of choreographing, creating, developing and staging evening entertainment. Her choreographic credits include such events as Western Sydney Business Awards, The Heart Foundation “Tiny Tickers Ball”, William Rose Ball, High Tec Oil girls, Bonfire Hot Yoga Corporate Celebrations and countless other live events.

Simone has studied both in Australia and US. Currently holding her Certificate 4 in Dance Teaching & Management and Cert 2 in Live Production Theatre & Events. Simone has recently trained at Dance Teachers Summit in New York City. Alongside her dance education Simone has competed in WAG (Women’s Artistic Gymnastics) at a state level. Representing the metropolitan west region in state championships for 3 consecutive years. Training with Metwest Private Gym & Rooty Hill Gym Sports Academy.

The choreographer and creative consultant behind the Flip Sport primary school dance program, Simone currently works as a freelance teacher/choreographer for private dance studios across Sydney.