Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Australian Heritage Colonial & Bush Dancing (with a Celtic connection) Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and further afield, 2016







 
Maitland ball, 2011 (Tim Propert photo)



Walcha Road Bush Band (website)












 






A
USTRALIAN HERITAGE  COLONIAL & BUSH DANCING
(
with a Celtic connection)
Diary of events for 2016 (1st ed)
in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie (and further afield!)

Month

Date

Event
Feb
13

Central Coast Bush Dance:18th B’day with ‘Snake Gully Bush Band’ at 7.30pm, preceded by AGM at 6.30.
check
http://www.ccbdma.org/ for yearly program.

Feb
20
English Country Dance’ Workshop (Jane Austen Style)
all welcome; 2-3.30pm
Contact Margaret 4952 1327 or westwick1@dodo.com.au (see Location below)
Feb
21
Bush Dancing Workshop, Newcastle: BEGINNERS & experienced dancers are welcome; 2-4pm; our first of the year so come along!
( Location below)
March
19
English Country Dance’ Workshop (Jane Austen Style)
all welcome; 2-3.30pm
Contact Margaret 4952 1327 or westwick1@dodo.com.au
(see Location below)
March
20
Bush Dancing Workshop, Newcastle: for BEGINNERS & experienced dancers; 2-4pm; Richard is sure to surprise you!
(Location below)
March
29
National Folk Festival: Exhibition Park in Canberra; The BEST folk dancing, music & songs of Australia & the world!
www.folkfestival.org.au; ph 02 6262 4792.
April
17
Bush Dancing Workshop, Newcastle: for BEGINNERS & experienced dancers; 2-4pm; learn dances enjoyed at Nat Folk Festival
(Location below).
April
30
BUSH DANCE (by Ncle & HV Folk Club): Dances walked through/called. All welcome. BUSHFIRE’ Band. 7.30pm.
Lainey 0421 412 358; Margaret 4952 1327 or www.newcastlehuntervalleyfolkclub.org.au
( Location below) Fun for all!!
May
14
English Country Dance’ Workshop (Jane Austen Style)
 all welcome; 2-3.30pm
Contact Margaret 4952 1327 or westwick1@dodo.com.au
(see Location below)
May
21
BMC Heritage Ball: Parramatta; Bush Music Club’s annual Sydney Colonial Dress Ball
for details check
www.bushmusic.org.au
May
15

Bush Dancing Workshop, Newcastle: for BEGINNERS & experienced dancers; 2-4pm
improve your skills in a relaxed environment
(Location below)

May
27
Bonnie Wingham Ball:
visitnsw.com/events/bonnie-wingham-scottish-festival
June
11-13
Bundanoon Dancefest: a weekend of non-stop dancing, www.bushtraditions.org
June
18
English Country Dance’ Workshop (Jane Austen Style)all welcome; 2-3.30pm
Contact Margaret 4952 1327 or westwick1@dodo.com.au
(see Location below)
June
19
Bush Dancing Workshop, Newcastle: for BEGINNERS & experienced dancers; 2-4pm;
Try some Bush & Scottish dances with Simone
(Location below)
July
2
Aberdeen Highland Games with a Ceilidh www.aberdeenhighlandgames.com
July
17
Bush Dancing Workshop, Newcastle: for BEGINNERS & experienced dancers; 2-4pm;
start practising for Maitland Colonial Ball
(Location below)







 Location, Location, Location

Bush Dancing Workshops: 3rd Sunday each month, 2 to 4 pm; at All Saints Anglican Hall, Cnr Oxford & Cromwell Sts, New Lambton; Margaret Kenning-49521327; Ken Leslight-49465026
Bush Dances (by Ncle & HV Folk Club): April, July, Oct, 7.30pm; at Wesley Centre, 150 Beaumont St, Hamilton; Margaret -49521327, Lainey-0421412358, www.newcastlehuntervalleyfolkclub.org.au
English Country Dance’ Workshops (Jane Austen Style):all welcome; 2-3.30pm; at All Saints Hall, Cnr Oxford & Cromwell Sts, New Lambton Contact Margaret 49521327 or westwick1@dodo.com.au;
Usually 3rd Sat. of each month.





July
30
BUSH DANCE (by Ncle & HV Folk Club):
Dances walked through & called. All welcome.
7.30pm. ‘Fiddle Tunes’ Band.
Margare 4952 1327, Lainey 0421 412 358 or
www.newcastlehuntervalleyfolkclub.org.au
(Location p.1)

Aug
every Mon.
MAITLAND BALL Dance Practices in Sydney,
Pennant Hills Community Centre,
Yarrara Rd, Pennant Hills,
7.30-9.30 pm, ph. Wendy 0412 145 262

Aug
?
NEWCASTLE Maitland Ball Practices10am-5pm, ph Arthur or Julia 4955 5701
also BALL PRACTICE in SYDNEY at Scout Hall,
Park Ave, Concord, 10 am-4 pm,
check www.bushmusic.org.au

Aug
20
English Country Dance’ Workshop
(Jane Austen Style)
all welcome;2-3.30pm
Contact Margaret 4952 1327 or
westwick1@dodo.com.au

(see Location p.1)

Aug
21
Bush Dancing Workshop, Newcastle:
for BEGINNERS & experienced dancers
;
2 to 4pm; let’s try some Maitland Ball dances 
(Location on p1)

Aug
27
Maitland MAITLAND BMC Heritage Subscription BALL:
(organised by Julia Smith, Hunter folk dancers &
BMC members & supported by N&HV Folk Club)
at Maitland Town Hall, music by Coalbrook.
THE annual
colonial/heritage/ bush dancing ball for
the Hunter region
with patrons coming from all over
NSW & interstate. 
BE THERE!!
Recovery Picnic on Sunday on shores of Lake Macquarie. Contact: Julia ph 4955 5701, or
http://users.tpg.com.au/juliasm/BMC-Ball
or
www.bushmusic.org.au

Aug/Sept
?
Caledonia Dance Nightcheck www.huntervalleyscotsclub.org.au

Sept
10
Hunter Valley Scots (RSCDS) Ball,
Maitland Town Hall
contact Ros 4926 1840

Sept
17
Clans on Coast Celtic Festival, Nelson Bay, www.clansonthecoast.com

Sept
18
Bush Dancing Workshop, Newcastle:
for BEGINNERS & experienced dancers

2 to 4pm; practice for upcoming Folk Club bush dance.
(Location on p1)

Sept
15th

English Country Dance’ Workshop (Jane Austen Style):all welcome;2-3.30pm
Contact Margaret 4952 1327 or westwick1@dodo.com.au
(see Location p.1)









Oct
16
Bush Dancing Workshop, Newcastle:
for BEGINNERS & experienced dancers
;
2 to 4pm; guest teacher from CC
(see Location on p.1 )

Oct
29
BUSH DANCE (by Ncle & HV Folk Club)
Dances walked through & called.
All welcome. 7.30pm.
Walcha Road Band.
Margaret  4952 1327, Lainey  0421 412 358 or www.newcastlehuntervalleyfolkclub.org.au
(see Location on p.1

Nov
19
English Country Dance’ Workshop (Jane Austen Style)all welcome 2-3.30pm
Contact Margaret 4952 1327 or
westwick1@dodo.com.au
(see Location p.1)

Nov
20
Bush Dancing Workshop, Newcastle
for BEGINNERS & experienced dancers
2 to 5pm; Last dancing for 2014 so Party Time!
(see Location on p.1 )

Dec
17
English Country Dance Workshop (Jane Austen Style)
 all welcome; 2-3.30pm
Contact Margaret 4952 1327 or westwick1@dodo.com.au
(see Location p.1)







THE CELTIC CONNECTION

Weekly Celtic Dance Workshops:
  • Welsh, Cornish & Manx Folk Dancing, 7.30pm, Beginners welcome, Margaret-49521327, New Lambton, All St’s Anglican Hall, Cnr. Oxford & Cromwell Sts. Every MONDAY
  • Newcastle Irish Set Dancing, 7.15pm, ring Julia or Arthur - 4955 5701 first, at “The Place” Community Centre, Cnr. Frederick/Ferris Sts, Charlestown Square, Every TUES from 2/2.

  • Strath Hunter Dancers, 7.15pm, Uniting Church hall, Metcalfe St, Wallsend, Every MONDAY from March, Elma  - 4970 5583
     Colleges Scottish Country Dancing, 7.30pm, Adamstown Uniting Church Hall, Brunker Rd, Every FRIDAY from Feb, ring Ros 4926 1840
  • Medieval Dancing, regular classes in Newcastle & Maitland, 
    ring Diane 4936 6220 or 0418 118 758


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