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The following are just some of the events [not in strict chronological order]


Winter Wonderland in Canberra



Brisbane Colonial and Heritage Ball

27 July 2019

brisbane Ball 2019



Guest Callers’ Night at Kariong

September 14

Our September 14 Social will be a Guest Callers’ Night.  

We will be asking our stalwarts to Call a couple of dances, but we are particularly wanting to encourage people who have not called before and who might like to have a go.   You will have three months to practice your chosen dance.    And what better place to practice than at Kariong.

It can be any genre:  Bush, Contra, Scottish, English Country, Ragtime, Irish.  Even a couples dance.   It can be an old favourite or one you have written yourself.     It can be as easy and simple as you like.     The easy bushdances are often the most fun and a great way to start.

At this stage we are seeking indications of interest from  experienced Callers who would like to contribute on the night;   from novices who would like to  make their debut;   or inexperienced callers who would like to add to their expertise.   If you would like some advice as to choosing a dance, suitable music,  or just some encouragement, give me call.      If I can’t help you, someone else will.


–           you will be calling to recorded music (just like Kariong and Pennant Hills)

–          you will be amongst friends

–           our Socials are very  forgiving places to try something new

–          it is all about having fun anyway.

Who knows,  maybe this year our Guest Callers’ Night –  next year our ball!

“So screw your courage to the sticking-place.    And you’ll not fail”.      (With apologies to Mr Shakespeare)

Robyn Northwood, Secretary

Central Coast Bush Dance & Music Association, Inc.

Phone:  4344 6484     Mobile:  0410 446 485

Dance Network Meeting

A meeting for anyone with an interest in promoting, organising, or dancing  social folk dances in Australia.

Where: at the Bundanoon Dancefest, Southern Highlands of New South Wales.  In the Bundanoon Club.

When: 5:30pm Saturday 8th June 2019.

Meeting 2019

For information about the Dancefest, visit



MCD Gold Fever Ball 2019


April – May 2019

Roguery and Brooke Friendly (USA)

Top English country dance group from America.

Roguery is Dave Bartley (plucky strings), Jim Oakden (keyboard strings winds) and Shira Kammen (bowed strings, voice), together with Brooke Friendly (dance caller and choreographer). They have wowed and entertained dancers and audiences at festivals and dance events throughout the US and in Great Britain. Individually they have appeared on over 150 CDs, including six as a band. Shira is highly respected in international early music circles, and Brooke has published five books of original dances.

Roguery & Brooke are performing at the National Folk Festival in Canberra and  holding weekends in Hobart and the Atherton Tableland.


March 2019

St Patrick’s Day in Sydney. (1)

Sydney Irish


St Patrick’s Day in Sydney. (2)

On Sunday March 17 from 2:15pm to 5:15pm I’m running another dance workshop in the Main Hall at the Pennant Hills Community Centre, 70 Yarrara Rd, Pennant Hills. We’ll be doing a selection of my dances, including Contra, Scottish, English, and Australian styles. Wear something green for St Patrick’s Day.
A $5 donation is suggested to cover costs and there will be tea, coffee, and biscuits available.
Join us afterwards at the Hotel Pennant Hills ( for dinner.
Also, you can see details about past and future workshops at

St Patrick’s Day in Melbourne

Melb Irish

June 2019

MCD Gold Fever Ball 2019

July 2019

Sedenka turns 50 this year and you are invited to join us to celebrate on Saturday 13th of July.

We are trying to reach as many past Sedenka dancers as possible, so are working through past Sedenka mail list.

Everyone is welcome. Please help us spread the news about the day.

Sedenka 50th anniversary




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