Colonial, Heritage and Bush Dance

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Bush Music Club at Observatory Hill, 1983.

Australian Capital Territory

Bush Dance Workshops are held on Mondays in February through November (except public and school holidays) at All Saints Church Hall 9 Cowper Street Ainslie.
8-10pm Every Monday February – November (School and Public holidays excepted).
COST: $8 ($6 MFS Members).

Bush Dances: Second and last Saturday nights of the month

Shearers Ball:
Colonial Ball: Albert Hall,

Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy
Classes are held at the ANU on Saturday afternoons and in Yarralumla on Wednesday nights. See for dates and venues.

New South Wales

Australian Colonial and Folk Dancers

Blue Mountains Heritage Dance group Wentworth Falls, Wednesdays 7.30-9.30 school terms only (Caroline

Bush Music Club
Beecroft Bush Dance – 1st Saturday of the month(Feb – Dec) 7.30 – 11.30pm with music from Sydney’s best bush bandsBeecroft Community Centre, Beecroft Rd Beecroft
Dance Workshop – Monday nights (Feb – Dec except public holidays) 7.30 – 9.30pmPennant Hills Community Centre, Yarrara Road Pennant Hills
Heritage Ball & Picnic.  19th May 2018. BMC-HeritageBall2018 leaflet

Hunter Folk Dancers

Nowra Bush Dance run by Shoalhaven Folk Club.  First Saturday of the month.8pm. Contact Margaret (02)4421 0557 or

Sutherland Shire Folk Dance Group
Meets every Wednesday night from February to mid-December at Gymea Anglican Church hall, 131 Gymea Bay Road, Gymea
(short walk from Gymea Railway Station, near President Ave)
from 7.30 – 10pm for bush dancing, a yarn and a cuppa.
All the dances are taught, walked through and called.
Entry fee: $6.00 / person.
Beginners, singles, partners and groups are welcome.
Enquiries: Mike 95202859, Leila 95451576

Wongawilli Colonial Dance Club


Colonial/Bush/Heritage Dances

Monthly Bush Dances.
Morningside School of Arts. cnr Wynnum & Thynne Rds, Morningside
8 pm – 11 pm, Supper provided
2019 – 23rd Feb, 23rd Mar, 27nd April, 25th May, 22nd Jun, 27nd Jul (Ball), 24th Aug, 28th Sep, 26th Oct, 23rd Nov
$15 (Concessions $10)
Children under 12 (free), over 12 ($10)
Music – The Champion Moreton Bay Band and Friends

U3A Class – Mondays, Yeronga – Judy, 0420 221 869
Monday Mornings 10am – 12 noon.
Starting 4th February 2019
Stephens Uniting Church Hall
cnr Kadumba St & Kingsley Pde, Yeronga
$5 includes dance notes etc
Check before attending classes.

Colonial Regency & Convict Dances

Monthly in Samford. Fridays (usually the 2nd of the month)
Dates for 2019

April 12 – Barn Dance
May 10 National Heritage Festival Dance
June 14 – Dances from Poldark TV series

No dance in July

August 9
September 13
October 11
October 19 Jane Austen Ball (Sandgate Town Hall)
November 8
December 13

Our monthly dances are held upstairs in the Farmers Hall at 7:30pm.

farmers_hallThe Farmers’ Hall, 30 Main Street, Samford, QLD. The hall is air conditioned and  25 minutes from Brisbane’s CBD.

All welcome – beginners, dancers, musicians, and onlookers. No partner, costume or experience required. Fun, lively and social dances to live music.

Tickets: $10.00.  Email:

Heather 07 32894708

South Australia

Bush Dancing
The Australian Traditional and Bush Dance Society – Coles Hall, 34A Third Ave (near cnr Stephen Tce, opposite All Souls Church), St Peters – 2nd, 4th and 5th Tues, 7:30pm-9.30pm Contact: Merilyn Taylor 0409 670 205

Colonial Dancing
Adelaide Colonial Dancers
1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 7.45pm, Ikaros Hall,  Unley.
Contact: Darrell, 0408344410

Dance for Health
Over 50’s – St Aidans Church Hall – Lorraine 6255 9243


Colonial/Bush/Heritage DancesMCD Gold Fever Ball 2019

  • Melbourne Colonial Dancers.
    3rd Thursday.  Ashburton UN Hall 7:30-10pm
    Beginner Classes 7:30 Ashburton UN Hall 7:30-10pm
    First Series:  Jan 31st, 2019
    Second Series: Aug 22nd, 2019
  • Melbourne Colonial Dancers                                                                                       Every Wednesday Night 8-10pm from 1st Wed Feb to 2nd Wed Dec 2019 Collingwood Senior Citizens Hall, Eddy Crt, Abbotsford.                                                   Live Music 2nd Wednesday. First night free.
    1. June 22nd 2019 Gold Fever at Collingwood Town Hall, 140 Hoddle St.8-12:30
    Band Blackberry Jam.
    2.Nov 30th 2019 Preston TH, Gower St, Preston 8-12:30
    Coral 0468 739 761
  • TSDAV – Traditional Social Dance Association of Victoria
     1. 11th Hour Dance Workshops 1st Sundays 2-5pm Church of Christ Hall, 1 The Avenue, Surrey Hills   ( Melway 46 H11 )
  • 2Port Arlington Dance Weekend To be confirmed 8,9 & 10th Nov 2019Contact Norm Ellis 03 9888 5332
  • Any changes to times &/OR dates will appear first on the TSDAV homepage
    ie < >, and also link to the ‘events’ page.
  • Victorian Folk Music Club
    First Saturday of the month (except January) 8-11pm Bush Dance
    Ringwood East Elderly Citizens Hall, Laurence Grove, Ringwood East.
    Woolshed BallS
  • May 25th 2019 Kilsyth Hall, Mt Dandenong Rd, Kilsyth
    Sept 27th 2019 Venue to be arranged.
    Children’s Dance 3rd Sat 2-3:30
    Ringwood East Senior Citizen’s HalL
    Laurence Grove, Ringwood East.


Northern Tasmania

  • Hobart – “Folk Dances with Live Music” – Wesley Hall – last Sat Mar-Nov except Easter – 7:30 –
  • Hobart – “Danceoholics Unaminous” – Wesley Hall – 2nd Fri except Jan and Easter – 7:30 –