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: Saturday 25th March 2017:

Colonial Ball: Albert Hall, September 2017 (date TBA)

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

Kiama Bush Dance
Kiama Community Centre  (Cnr Terralong & Collins Streets  – parking off Collins Lane)
2nd Thursday of every month except January
Beginners welcome
Admission $5.00
Concession $3.00
Light supper provided
Yvonne: 4233 1073 or Helen: 4297 5128

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 dancers in Brisbane.

Colonial/Bush/Heritage Dances

Monthly Bush dances.
Morningside School of Arts. cnr Wynnum & Thynne Rds, Morningside
8 pm – 11 pm, Supper provided
2017 – 25th Feb, 25th Mar, 22nd April, 27th May, 24th Jun, 22nd Jul (Ball), 26th Aug, 23rd Sep, 28th Oct, 25th Nov

U3A Class – Mondays (6-8pm), Yeronga – Judy, 0420 221 869
Starting 13th February 2017
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 2017
10th February, 10th March, 7th April, 12th May, 16th June,
14th July, 11th August, 8th September,  13th October, 10 November, 8 December
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 Dances

  • Melbourne Colonial Dancers – (2017) Wed, 8pm, Eddy Court, Abbotsford – Coral 03 9885 6109         0468 739 761
  • Melbourne Colonial Dancers – (2017) 3rd Thurs, 7:30-10pm, Ashburton UC Hall, Ashburton
    • Beginner Classes – (2017) starting 27 April 2017 (6 classes plus 2Dance), UC Hall, Ashburton
    • Beginner Classes – (2017) starting 28 Sept 2017 (6 classes plus 2 Dances), UC Hall, Ashburton


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 –