English Country, and Welsh Dance


Australian Capital Territory

Canberra English Country Dance from 1600, Morris, North West Clog, Rapper Sword. Second and Fourth Tuesdays 7.30pm. North Canberra Baptist Church Hall, 17 Condamine Street, Turner http://mfs.org.au/wiki/index.php?title=English_Country_Dancing  ctowns@pcug.org.au

Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy – Advanced Class, Wed 7:30 http://www.earthlydelights.com.au/ aylwengg@gmail.com

Historical Social Dance Classes – Sat(during Uni term,4 till 6:30pm http://www.earthlydelights.com.au/   garden@earthly delights.com.au


New South Wales

Sydney Playford Dance Group. First Tuesdays 7.30pm. Bush Music Club Hut 44, Addison Rd Community Centre, 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville. Julie (02) 9524 0247. jlsbish@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/sydneyplayford

English Country Dancing.


English country dancing in Sydney. (Photo credits at bottom of page.)

Third Thursdays 7.15pm and first Saturdays 3pm-5pm. Church by the Bridge, cnr Broughton and Bligh Streets, Kirribilli. Margaret. MargaretSwait@gmail.com  https://englishcountrydancesydney.com/

English Country Dancing for the Over 55s. Thursdays during school term. Wesley Centre, Level 3 220 Pitt Street City. 11.30am Playford Old English dances. Julie jlsbish@gmail.com English Country dances 1pm Margaret margaretswait@gmail.com

English Country Dances. Occasional Sundays 2pm Pennant Hills Community Centre, 70 Yarrara Street, Pennant Hills. Keith http://keith-wood.name/danceworkshops.html

Welsh, Cornish, Manx Folk Dances
Hunter Welsh Folk Dancers – All Saints Parish Hall, New Lambton, Newcastle – 7:30-9:30pm – Margaret Kenning 02 4952 1327

New Zealand

Auckland English Country Dance and Early (Historical) Dance groups

English Country Dance is the second Friday of each month except for January.

Historical Dance Class – Renaissance to Regency. is the fourth Friday of each month except for December and January.

7.30pm  at St John’s Church Hall, Church Street, Northcote, Auckland.

Northern Territory

International & Playford Dancing– Beginners to Advanced. 6 pm-8 pm.Masonic Hall, Stoke St, Parap.  Contact Anna (08)8981 6400.




Early colonial dancers at 2015 ball.

Early colonial & convict dance.
Monthly dances in Samford, Brisbane.  Check the website for details.  http://www.colonialdance.com.au/

Dance Kaleidoscope.  English Folk (a closed group) & contra dances in Brisbane. http://dancekaleidoscope.org.au/

Sellenger’s Round.  Playford dances in Brisbane. Tuesdays, 6.45-8.30pm.

South Australia

English Country and Contra Dance – Broadview Uniting Church, cnr Galway and Collingrove Ave, Broadview – Thurs 7:30 – Maureen 08 8261 8225

Early & Renaissance Dance, 15th – 18th centuries,.
1st & 3rd Tuesdays 7.30 – 9.00 pm, 2 Inwood Ave, North Glenelg.
Graham (08) 8295 7304

Regency Dance Class.
2nd Saturday of the month. 1.00 – 4.00pm
St Margaret’s Church Hall, Woodville
Contact:  Lynne, phone 82420881 or email:mlynne.cook@gmail.com


Check the Folk Federation of Tasmania for details.


Well Hall Dancers. Tuesdays 8.00pm – 10.00pm, Bennettswood Neighbourhood House, 7 Greenwood St, Burwood.
The season is from the 2nd Tuesday of January through the 1st Tuesday of December, except Easter Tuesday and Tuesday following. Fifth Tuesdays with live music at Church of Christ Hall, 1 The Avenue, Surrey Hills
George or Lyn (03) 9890 5650

Ceffyl Gwyn Welsh Dancers.
Monthly dances on Sunday 2.00 -4.30
Christ Church Hall,
1 The Avenue, Surry Hills (Melway Ref: 46 H11)
Feb 19th, Mar 19th, April 16th to be confirmed, May 21st, June 18th, July 16th, Aug 20th, Sept 17th Oct 15th plus
End of year Social Nov 19th 2017.
Contact Ian 03 9878 2414

Whitehorse English and Welsh Dancers

Western Australia

Rose & Wattle Country Dancers
Wednesday evenings, 7-9pm, fortnightly, in Nedlands, enquire for venue.
Karen 0439 844 024
reefm @ iinet.net.au

Photo credit: Erin Janssen,  https://www.facebook.com/pg/ErinJanssenPhotography/about/?ref=page_internal.  Source credit www.englishcountrydancesydney.com