Friday, 29 July 2016

36th Colonial Subscription Ball, 6 for 6.30pm, Saturday 27th August 2016 Maitland Town Hall

Final date to buy tickets Saturday 21st August, don't miss out! - details below

Please arrive at the Maitland Town Hall, High St, Maitland from 6 pm - entry via the front door only. Hors d'oeuvres will be served at 6:30 pm and the Grand March will commence at 7 pm. There will be a combined savoury and sweet supper at around 9 pm. Hot and cold drinks will be available for most of the evening with water available throughout.

2015 Ball, (Bob McInnes photo)

The Ball
A Colonial-style Subscription Ball held each year at Maitland Town Hall, a venue boasting one of the best sprung dance floors in the country. The ball is a dancer’s delight with the dance programme selected from diverse styles of dances, including Colonial, Traditional, Celtic, Regency, European and Bush. Preferred dress is formal and in keeping with Australia's Colonial period.

Coalbrook band, 2015 (Mike Young photo)

Recovery Picnic

Held on Sunday, 28th August from 11 am at Marmong Park, George St, Marmong Point, the BBQ/picnic is a time to recover, relax and socialise, with the opportunity for more dancing if desired. The park contains the Marmong Point Community Hall for dancing and shelter from the weather (if required). There is a large grassy area with shade trees and a view of Lake Macquarie.

You can partake of the BBQ lunch provided (pre-booked and prepaid) or BYO.
Please BYO chairs and drinks.
Musicians, bring your instruments.

Recovery picnic, 2014 (Kim Nolan photo)

Practice Sessions

Central Coast
Sunday August 7. 10am-5pm.
East Gosford Progress Hall,
Wells St and Henry Parry Dr. East Gosford.
Contact Arthur or Julia - Ph 4955 5701

Sunday August 14. 10am-5pm.
Masonic Hall, Metcalfe St,
Wallsend (near intersection with Cowper St).
Contact Arthur or Julia - Ph 4955 5701

Saturday August 21. 10am-4pm.
Scout Hall,
Park Ave, Concord.
Contact Wendy - Ph 0412 145 262.

All practice sessions cost $8 for the day.
Tea, coffee and cold drinks provided.

** Attendance at Ball Practices is highly recommended as dances will not be
walked through at the Ball.**

There will also be practice nights at the Pennant Hills Dance Workshop.
Tickets for the ball are limited to 120, so please book early. Booking form
The Ball: Early Bird prices up to, and including, Sunday, 14th August 2016:
BMC Members $50 **
Non-BMC Members $55 **
Full-time students - $35 **
Non-dancers - $45 **
**Prices from 15th to 21st August – Add $5 to each ticket price.
For catering purposes all Ball tickets must be pre-booked, payments made and details confirmed via the booking form or via email by 21st August.
BBQ / Picnic (catered) $10
Booking and payments for the BBQ/picnic must be received by 21st August. You can attend this event and fully cater for yourself for free if you wish.
Please pay for both Ball and BBQ / Picnic at the time of your booking. Payments can be made:
  • by cash at any BMC dance or Ball practice/workshop
  • by cheque payable to "Bush Music Club" sent to Bush Music Club Inc., PO Box 433, Sydney NSW 2001 with your booking form
  • by direct deposit to Bush Music Club, BSB 062-005 / Acct: 0090 7524. Please identify yourself by using the booking name as the remitter, and send payment and dancer(s) details via e-mail to Wendy Richmond

Enquiries: Wendy - Ph 0412 145 262 or Email

Further information, including Accommodation & Transport details

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