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10 November 2010 7:30-11:30
Time Traveller’s Ball
St.John’s Church Hall, Reid
Lioncello Nuovo (for 3)
Le Petit Rouen
The Old Measures 
Lightly Love 
The Milking Payle / Merry Merry Milkmaids 
Glory of the West 
Hockley in the hole 
Jack Pudding
Mr Lane’s Trumpet Minuet 
Shepheards Holyday 
The Great Turk
The Toast
Always Drunk and Never Sober
Les Quatre Saisons
The Fairy Dance
The Russian Dance 
Menuet de la cour (1880s Paris version) 
The Pirates of Penzance Lancers

16 October 2010 7:30-11:30
Pride and Prejudice Ball
St.John’s Church Hall, Reid
The Bishop 
The Comical Fellow 
The Duke of Kent's Waltz 
Mr Beveridge's Maggot 
Shrewsbury Lasses 
Tythe Pig 
The Young Widow 
Downfall of Paris 
La Pouvoir de la Beauté 
Le Prince de Galles 
La Mignonette 
Les Quatre Nymphes (2) 
Le Quadrille 
La Strasbourgoise (2)
French Waltzing 
The Triolet 
The Scotch Reel

 21 August 2010 7:30-11:30
Roast and Boiled Renaissance Ball
St.John’s Church Hall, Reid
15th century French and Italian 
Amaroso for 3
Belriguardo for 2
Lioncello Nuovo for 3
From Arbeau 1589 
Branle du Chandelier
Branles double/simple/gai and de Bourgogne
Branle de Malte
From Caroso 
From Pattricke/Lovelace ms and/or Playford 
A Mayden Fayre
An Old man is a Bed full of Bones
Bobbing Joe
Cuckolds all a row
Graies Inne Maske
Kemp’s Jig
Ladys Piller
Rose is White Rose is Red

17 July 2010 7:30-11:30
Age of Indulgence Chocolate Ball
St.John’s Church Hall, Reid
La Chaîne
La Chasse
The Collier’s Daughter 
La Coquette
Fair and Softly 
Hamstead Heath 
Knives and Forkes 
Menuet de la cour 
Menuet de la Reine
Minuet (2) 
Moll Peatley, the New way 
My Lady Winwood’s Maggot 
Poor Robbin’s Maggot 
The Recruiting Officer 
Le Soleildieu 
La Strasbourgeoise (1) 
Strawberries and Cream (1) 
Yellow Stockings

19 June 2010
Steampunk 1880s Ball
Cotillion dance game to the Queen of the Ball Waltz
Polka Russe, Kreuz Polka and dance game with 4 chairs
Opposites Attract- Spring 12
Gates of Terspichorea- Spring 6
Sydney Exhibition Quadrille
Free Mazurka (or waltz) to Town 4 
Cinderella Waltz Contra- Village 8
Pirates of Penzance Lancers
Walking the Plank – guest call by William Steed
Wind-up Galop / Bordonian National Polka 1&2
Sun and Moon Allemende- Country 16
Newport and a waltz Cotillion with diminishing chairs
The Empire Quadrille
Indoor Games- Spring 16 

Saturday 12 June 3:45-5:15pm
Bundanooon Bush Dancing Weekend
- with grand piano – dances from 19th century Australian sources
Cotillion dance games to Queen of the Ball Waltz 
The Quadrille Francais/First Set toThe Sydney Exhibition Quadrillededicated to the Ladies of New South Wales, 1879.
Polka variants (such as the Kreuz, Esmeralda etc) to the Redowa Polka(by Jullien, published in Sydney in late 1840s) and the Kreuz Polka (by S.Milbourne and published in Adelaide in, c. 1890s)
The Lancers as in E.J.Wivell, The Ballroom Companion and Pupil Self-help, Adelaide, 1860 and in Roberts’Manual of Fashionable Dancing, Melbourne, 1875 to Charles d’Albert’s 1881 The Pirates of Penzance Lancers 
Polka Mazurka (as described in Australian and overseas sources to Roeckel’s The Australian Polka Mazurka published in Sydney in 1860s plus a short display of related variants to Town 4 mazurka medley.
Les Varietés Parisiennes as described in Roberts’ Manual of Fashionable Dancing, Melbourne, 1875 to the tune set recorded in many overseas sources.
More cotillion dance games to Queen of the Ball Waltz
In evening, lead Cotillion dance games and Sydney Exhibition Quadrille.

Sunday 13 June, 9:30-11:00
Lost Dances of Earthly Delights 
Opposites Attract - Spring 12
Gates of Terspichorea- Spring 6
Carousel Waltz- Summer 8
Running the Gauntlet- Autumn 4
The Southern Highland Schottische - Country 4
Varsovienna variant ‘La Va ouvert’ Country 6
Indoor Games -Spring 16
Cinderella Waltz Contra - Village 8
In evening, led Indoor Games and Cinderella Waltz Contra

15 May 2010
Young Victoria Ball
St.John’s Church hall
Free 5 Step Waltz
Sicilian Circle 
Figured Galopade 
Mazurka Waltz / Polka Mazurka / Polka Redowa and then medley of Barbarous Elegance/Ad Absurdam/Russian Tour/Conjuring L’Armour 
L’Albert Quadrille
Triolet Waltz
Free Polka & medley of Loose-Cannon Galop/Grapevine Polka/HotCross Polka/Pyrotechnic polka 
Spanish Waltz 
The Serious Family Polka 
‘Queen of the Ball’ 2 step waltz for the ‘Lumps dance’.
The Lord of Lorne Lancers 
Chase the Lady
Highland Schottische then medley of Southern Highland Schottische/Showdown Schottisch/Switch, Swish and Swing
Carillion Dunkerque 
Mazurka Quadrille (Cellarius’ 2nd) 
Highland Reel
The Russian Quadrilles 
Sir Roger d Coverley (3)

14- 19 April 2010
Jane Austen Festival, Canberra
St.John’s Church Hall
Note from John: Over the 4 days of this Festival we enjoyed dances both from Jane Austen’s day and from movies featuring Jane Austen’s work or life. I’ve ordered the dances we enjoyed by the half-century in which the instruction source were published. Within that category I’ve grouped dances by form, and after each underlined title I have mentioned, if relevant, the screen production in which the music was heard (using abbreviations: e.g. BJ is Becoming Jane). If it has not been in a movie there’s no code. Lastly, I have mentioned the occasion during the Festival when the dance was taught or led. All the music that was played for the dances is that which was specified in period sources as appropriate for the dance, except for the music that went to our only 1830s dance, the 3 person waltz ‘La Triolet’, and the waltz medley displayed on Thursday evening—for which I used my own tunes.
Black Bess P&P Movie – Sunday afternoon.
The Cushion Dance – Thursday evening
The Hole in the Wall Emma TV& BJ – Friday session 4, Friday evening, and Saturday ball.
Jack's Maggot Emma TV, Friday session 4
The Juice of Barley Emma TV, Friday session 4 and Friday evening
Mr Beveridge's Maggot P&P TV & Emma movie, Friday session 4 and Sunday afternoon
Mr Isaac's Maggot Emma TV, Friday session 4
Tythe Pig P&P Movie, Friday session 4, Fridayevening, and tune used the tune for the Sunday
dancer’s ‘New Country Dance’ ‘Austentatious’ (or Austen 10).
A Trip to Paris - Becoming Jane- Saturday ball.
Auretti’s Dutch Skipper Emma movie- Saturday session 1.
The Comical Fellow P&P TV Thursday evening, Sunday afternoon
Shrewsbury Lasses P&P TV, Saturday session 1, Sunday afternoon
The Touchstone P&P TV, Sunday afteroon
A Trip to Highgate P&P TV Saturday session 1, Saturday ball.
The Young Widow P&P Movie, Sunday afternoon
The Black Dance - Thursday evening
The Cossack Dance – Friday session 1
The Rakes of Rochester – Sunday afternoon
Soldier’s Joy – Friday session 1, Friday evening
Plus FREE COUPLES ALLEMANDE – Friday session 3.
Adonis – Saturday session 3.
La Pouvoir de la Beauté Friday session 2, Friday evening
Le Prince de Galles Friday session 2
Les Quatre Saisons Friday session 2
La Voltaire et la Franklein Friday session 2, Friday evening
1800 –1850 (most c. 1810-1817)
Dutch Dollars P&P Movie Friday session 1
Haste to the Wedding Emma T Saturday session 1, Saturday ball
The Triumph – Saturday night in front of the church.
La Boulangère Friday session 2 (?)
La Josephine Saturday session 2, Saturday ball
La Napoléon Saturday session 2, Saturday ball
La Vinetta Saturday session 2
The Lancers’ Quadrille Saturday session 2, Saturday ball
The Slow French Waltz, Jeté Waltz, Quick Sauteuse Waltz- Friday session 3
La Triolet – (set to the tunes ‘In the Highest Room’ and ‘In the Tallest Tower’ composed by John
G-G, in his ‘Lost Dances of Earthly Delights Volume 2, Favourites for Four Settings’ book and
4CD set) Friday session 3, Friday evening, Saturday ball.
Medley of ‘knotty’ waltzes ‘Alexandrina Waltz’, ‘Hands-off Waltz’, ‘Even-handed Ländler’ and ‘I
Wonder as I Wander’ (dances and music composed by John G-G, in same book/CD collection mentioned above) – displayed on Thursday evening.
2 Thomas Wilson figure sets - Saturday session 3

20 March 2010 7:30pm
Royalty and Rebels’ ball
St.John’s Church Hall
L’Esperence de Bourbon
La Franchoise Nouvelle
Belriguardo Nuovo for 3
Alta Regina
Bella Gioiosa
Cuckolds all a Row
Fain I would
Gathering Peascods
Gaies Inn Masque
Half Hannikan 
Kemps Jig 
Lord Carnarvon
Ly Bens Distonys
My Lady Cullen
Paul’s Steeple
The Stingo, or the Oyl of Barley
Windsor Castle

20 February 2010
St. John’s Church Hall
8 Celtic Spiral
9 Red Rocks Bourréeéé
13 Dancing in the Meadow
16 Indoor Games
1 Longway Home
4 Greetings at the Crossroads
8 Carousel Waltz
12 Busy Fellows
13 Palindrome
2 Take Eyes
3 Secret Liaison Waltz
9 Full Moon Quadrille
1 Choreographer’s Fancy
8 Coachman’s Puzzle
11 Knotted Square
7 Potluck Welcome
14 Ariadne’s Thread
2 The Giant’s Backbone
5 His Majesty’s Maggot
1 There and Back Again
3 Snowball Slalom
10 Round with Corners.