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2013

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PAST EVENTS IN 2013
Each dance below is referenced to which dance book it is sourced from.

15 DECEMBER 2013 - JANE AUSTEN'S BIRTHDAY PICNIC - 12noon

Everyone was invited to wear Regency costume and bring a picnic meal to share. Aylwen took her period games basket (thanks Lawrie for helping get it there!) and John, Ian and Sarah took their musical instruments so we could dance the "Twelve Days of Christmas". Lennox Gardens Nara Peace Park, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory










Christmas Carol Ball, St.John’s Church Hall, 14 December 2013

Angel Gabriel from Heaven came,
God Rest ye Merry gentlemen
Hail o Happy Morn,
Hark the Herald,
Il est né
There and Back Again (parts 1&2) Lost Dances Vol 2, Court 1
The Empire Quadrille Historic Dance Volume IX.
Personent Hodie
Infant Holy
Merry Christmas
Rise up Shepherd, into Santa Clause
Rudoph the Red Nosed
O Come All ye,
O Tannenbaum
Little Drummer Boy
Quem Pastores
Rocking Carol
Silent Night




Christmas Carol Dance Book by John Gardiner-Garden is available as an instant download or as a spiral bound book for music stands.



24 NOVEMBER - We went as a group in costume to see the movie 'Austenland'. 





MAD HATTER’S BALL, 7:30-11:30, 16 November, St.John’s Church Hall, Reid.

Free Waltz OR Hands off medley (Village 10)
DISPLAY: The Maze (Country 11) x 2 / The Tapestry (Town 3) x 2 / Snowball Slalom (Court 3) x 2—John on hurdy-gurdy
Pop Goes the Weasel
Baby Polka
Children’s Quadrille—5 FIGURES
5th figure as the Can-Can 
Baltic Crossing (Village 13) x 4 / The Dashing Dragoon (Court 15) x 4


Free Schottische OR medley of Southern Highland Schott. (Cntry 4) x2/ Showdown Schott. (Town 10) x2/Switch, Swish and 
Swing (Court 13) x2/Reprise of Southern Highland Schott. x 1
The Music Box (Court 7)
Berlin Polka (X)
DISPLAY: Quarter Short Square (Winter 3) x 2 / Burley Griffin Bourrée (Country 13) x2
Free Mazurka OR medley of Regatta Room Grapple (Country 15) x 2/ Washing Machine (Court 14) x 2/Footloose Gypsy (Court 
Free Five Step Waltz (1) VIII (2) & (3) (IX)


12) x 2/The Cavalier’s Mazurka (Winter 14) x 1
Skating / Pas de Patineur
Lobster Quadrille (Odd Delights)
DISPLAY: Opposite foot ZWEIFACHER Savvy Wench (Town 6)
Empire Quadrille (IX) —6 FIGURES
Free Polka or medley of Wind-up Galop






Canberra Centennial Car Rally,

Sunday 20 October, 12:00 noon to 2:30pm,

Lawns in front of Old Parliament House.


Free music 

Medley of La Va ouvert (Country 6)/ La Va melangée (Court 9) / La Va croissée (Town 11) all to Country 6 
Lancers (5) / Pirates of Penzance Lancers (X) 
Meldey of Barabarous Elegance (Court 2) / Ad bsudam Sur Place (Vill. 15) / Russian Tour (Town 4)

Free music 
Medley of The Alexandrina Waltz (Town 9) / Hands off Waltz (Village 10) / Even Handed Ländler (Village 12) / I Wonder as I Wander (CCDB) 
Quadrille de Jean Gilles (X) 
Medley of Loose Cannon Galop (Winter 7) / Grapevine Polka (Village 3) / Hot Cross Polka (Country 1) / Pyrotechnic Polka (Autumn 1) all to Village 3 

Free music 
Past, Present and Future (Winter 4) 
Near Miss Galop (Autum 8) to Court 15 
Holly Berry (X) 
Cake Walk (X)

More pictures to come. In the meantime, some pictures that have been shared on our Facebook pages.

We encouraged members of the public to join in the dancing with us.
We encouraged members of the public to join in the dancing with us.

After a long hot day John and Aylwen finally get their picture taken in front of a lone vintage car.
After a long hot day John and Aylwen finally get their picture taken in front of a lone vintage car.

Some of the members of the EDHDA pausing in a break from dancing.


Two boys playing Battledore & Shuttecock from Aylwen's period games collection that she takes to historic events.


Aylwen with John Potter in his World War I uniform.





Time Travellers Ball

Saturday 19 October, , 7:30-11:30pm,  

St.John’s Church Hall, Reid. 




Gelosia HG (I)
Graziosa P (I)
La Vita di Cholino HG (I)
Alta Mendoza P (III)
The Cushion Dance (1) HG / P (IV)
Emperor of the Moon
Bohaimiene HG (V)
La Coquette / Coquette (1) P (V)
Minuet à deux.
The Toast (V)
Der Prager-Student / The Student of Prague F (VI)
Princess of Wales’s Waltz Fife (VI)
La Napoleon (VII)
Medley of The Alexandrina Waltz (Town 9) / Hands off Waltz (Village 10) / Even Handed Ländler (Village 12) / I Wonder as I Wander (CCDB) all to Village 10
Cotillion-mazurka (VIII)
Medley of Loose Cannon Galop (Winter 7) / Grapevine Polka (Village 3) / Hot Cross Polka (Country 1) / Pyrotechnic Polka (Autumn 1) all to Village 3
Meldey of Barabarous Elegance (Court 2) / Ad Absudam Sur Place (Vill. 15) / Russian Tour (Town 4) (Sh) Vulgarian Salut. (Vill. 2) all to Town 4 
Near Miss Galop (Autum 8) and Daring Damsel (Village 11) all to Court 15
Medley of La Va ouvert (Country 6)/ La Va melangée (Court 9) / La Va croissée (Town 11) all to Country 6
Past, Present & Future (Winter 4)
Lancers (5) / Pirates of Penzance Lancers (X)
Quadrille de Jean Gilles (X)
Cake Walk (X)



Saturday 14 October, St Johns Church Spring Fair



Mon 16 Sept. 4:30-6:00pm,

Regency dance workshop as part of Jane Austen Festival, Bath

The ball-room at the Forum on St James Parade, Bath

Comical Fellow (VI)

The Baulk (VI)

Lancer’s (1) (VII)

Waltz medley displayed

Princess of Wales’ Waltz (VI)

Cushion Dance (1)/(2) (IV/VII)

Chase (VI)


Sunday 15 Sept. 8:30pm-10:30pm

Regency soirée

Sir Walter Elliot's House, 95 Sydney Place, Bath

Tythe Pig (IV)

Comical Fellow (VI)

Shrewsbury Lasses (VI)

Trip to Highgate (VII)

Italian Monfrina (VII)

Waltz medley displayed

Union Waltz (VII)

La Napoleon (VII)

Reel of 3 (VII)

La Boulangere (VII)


Wednesday 11 Sept. 2:30-5:30pm

Manor House Dance Party: dances that lasted from Tudor to Victorian times

Barrington Court, Ilminster, Somerset TA19 ONQ

Gelosia (I)

Ballo del Fiore (II)

Caccia d’Amore (II)

Chiara Stella (II)

Cushion Dance (1) (IV)

Paul’s Steeple (IV)

The Baulk (2) (VI)

Hunt the Squirrel (?)

The Black Dance (VI)

Menuet de la Cour (displayed) (VI)

La Perigodine (VII)

Triumph (VII)

Sir Roger de Coverley (VII)



Sunday 8 Sept. 2:30-5:30pm

Jane Austen Dance Party: late Georgian & Regency-era dance

Guildhall, Broadway, High St, Winchester 2023 9GH


Anglaise de la Reine (VI)

The Baulk (VI)

Comical Fellow (VI)

La Jesuite

Menuet de la Cour (displayed) (VI)

Downfall of Paris (VII)

Der Prager Student (VI)

Princess of Wales Waltz (VI)

Lancer’s (1) (VII)

Reel of 5 (VII)

Mazurka Cotillion (VIII)


Wed. 4 Sept. 7:00-10:00pm

 Time Traveller Dance Party featuring dances from lesser known manuscripts

Old Finsbury Town Hall, Rosebery Ave., London EC1R4RP


Graziosa (I)

La Vita di Cholino (I)

Caccia d’Amore (II)

Contrapasso (2) (II)

Chirping of the Nightingale (1) (III)

Lansdowne no.4 (III)

Mundesse (IV)

Past, Present and Future (Lost Dances)

Prince George’s Birthday (V)

The Toast (V)

Les Jolie Garcons (VI)



20 JULY 2013 PLAYFORD BALL

On Saturday 20 July we had our Playford Ball from 7:30pm to 11:30pm at the beautiful ALL SAINTS Church Hall AINSLIE (corner of Cowper and Bonney) NOT St.John’s Church Hall, Reid (which was be under renovation on that date). 
English Country dancing is always a favourite, and on this evening we enjoyed lots of weird and wonderful c.1650 English country dances that are not usually called but which we’ve figured out from early editions of The Dancing Master and contemporary manuscript to be great ones. 


Boon Companion
The Chirping of the Nightingale
A Health to Betty
Jog On
Moll Peatley
Lansdowne no.4
St John / Dull Sir John
Ten Pound Lass
Aye me, or the Simphony
The Begger Boy
Ballo fatto da sei Cavalieri, Il Pastor Leggiadro, Alta Mendozza.
Bellamira
The Bore, or Sweet William
Catching of Quails
The Health
The Jovial Beggars
Mundesse
Prince Ruperts March
Putney Ferry
The Mill-field 













Masquerade Ball 15 June 2013

Renaissance Ball 
Sat. 15 June 2013, 7:30-11:30pm, St. John’s Church Hall 

Farandole 
Pavan 
Amaroso 
Bassa de Castille 
Grazioso 
Jupiter 
Venus 
Voltati in ca Rosina 
Branle d’Ecosse) / Triory de Bretagne 
Villanico (2) 
Spagnotetta 
Canario (I) 
Leggiadria d’Amore 
Lucretia 
Fulgente Stella 
Contrapasso (2) 
Ballo del Fiore (1) 
Donna Leggiadra 
New Bopeep
Mundesse 



Bundanoon Dance Festival
Saturday 8 June 2013, Bundanoon Hall

Workshop 3:45-5:15 with reprise of * at 7:30pm evening ball.

Galop-Polka variants such as Esmeralda/Melbourne Polka/La Coquette and Wind-up Galop*

First figure of Mazurka Quadrille (1)

Mazurka-Polka Redowa variants to Waratah Polka Mazurka

Le Polo Quadrille* 




Time Traveller’s Ball

18 May 2013, 7:30-11:30, St. John’s Church Hall

(roughly as recalled)

Pre 1550 
La Tantaine 
Amaroso 
Vita di Colino 

1550-1600 
Contrapasso (2) 
Fulgente Stella 

1600-1650 
Donna Leggiarda 
Boon Companion 
Chirping of the Nightingale (1) 
A Health to Betty 

1650-1700 
Dargeson
Boatman 
Catching of Quails 

1700-1750 
Apley House 
The Toast 
Minuet 
Le Pistolet 

1750-1800 
Der Prager Student 
Meditation Chinoise 
Shrewsbury Lasses 
The Baulk 

1800-1850 
Princess of Wales’ Waltz 
Italian Monfrina 
Scotch Reel for 3 
Mazurka-cotillon figure 

1850-1900
Le Polo
Waratah Polka Mazurka
Esmeralda/Melbourne Polka/La Coquette, free variant or Wind-up Galop
Holly Berry


19th Century Dance & Costume Retreat, 22-25 APRIL 2013 

We held a 3-day 19th Century Dance & Costume Retreat in a heritage Caves House in the Koziusko National Park from 22-25 April 2013. There were dance workshops, sewing/relaxing sessions in mornings; bush walking, free time and lawn games in afternoon; cave tours; evening dances in the on-site ballroom. 

(Please note: There are just 5 places left for our 19th Century Costume & Dance Retreat at Yarrangobilly Caves House in April 2014.)




19th century dance and costume retreat at Yarrangobilly Caves House from 22 to 25 April. 


The participatory dances enjoyed across these three days included (bracketed number refers to Historic Dance Volume): 

Chase (2), (3), (4) (VIII) 
Cotillion-mazurka for any number the Meeting, Exchange, Pursuit etc (VIII) 
Cotilllion-mazurka for more women (VIII) 
Cotillion-mazurka for 3 couples—including the graces, the ‘X’, Changing triangles etc (VIII) 
Cotillion with chairs (X) 
Cotillion with choices—e.g. fans, basket, ring and flower (X) 
Cotillion with scarves (VIII)—e.g. the Wolf (X) 
Cotillion with surprises- e.g. the Serpent, Surprise Mill (X) 
Cotillions with hat&glove (X) 
Empire Quadrille (IX) 
Galopade (2) (VIII) 
Ganglovienne (X) 
Hull’s Victory (VIII) 
Le Carillion de Dunkeque, (IX) 
Mazurka Cotillion (IX) 
Mazurka Quadrille (1) (VIII) 
Menuet de la cour Quadrille (X) 
Military Schottische (X) 
Ostendais (X) 
Pirates of Penzance Lancers (IX) 
Prince Imperials Quadrille (IX) 
Spanish Waltz (1) & (2) (VIII) 
Varieties Parisienne (IX) 
Waltz à trois temps, à deux temp, à cinq temps, and the glide waltz (VIII-X) 
Wind-up Galop 













Jane Austen Festival Australia, 18-21 APRIL 2013

The only regency dance event of its nature in the country - where you can dance early 19th century dances for three days and nights. The festival also features guest presenters from around Australia and overseas, a dinner dance & variety night, a grand Napoleonic Ball, a Jane Austen Cotilion Ball, a costumed promenade with horse and carriage rides, archery, fencing, historic cricket match and lawn games, sewing and various displays, including members of Napoleonic Reenactment Regiments. Vist our Jane Austen Festival Photo page for more photos.

   



3 days of workshops and balls between 19 and 21 April 2013 included: 

Friday 

9:15-10:30 The Country Dance 
11:00-12:15 The Cotillion and Quadrille 
1:30-2:45 The Reel and relatives 
3:15-4:30 The Minuet 
Evening Variety night display of ‘Fancy French Dances’ 

Saturday 

9:15-10:30 Essentials for capital dancing 
11:00-12:15 The Finishing dances 
1:30-2:45 The Allemande and Waltz 
3:15-4:30 More Cotillions and Quadrilles 
7:30-11:30 The Grand Napoleonic Ball 

Sunday 

Morning ‘Picnic- with dancing’ at Pemberley (Lanyon) 
1:30-5:00 Jane Austen House party 
7:00-10:30 The Cotillion Ball 


The participatory dances enjoyed across these three days included (bracketed number refers to Historic Dance Volume): 

Allemande (3) (VII) using tune for Allemande (1) (V) 
Anglaise de la Reine (1) (VI) 
Baulk, The (VI) – 276 
Belles Filles de Norwich, Les (VI) 
Black Dance, The (VI) 
Boulangere, The (VII) 
Caledonians, The (VII) 
Changing, The (VI) 
Chasse d’Amour, La (VI) 
Cinderella Cottillion (VIII) 
Comical Fellow (VI) 
Countess of Yarmouth’s Fancy (VII) 
Cushion Dance (1) (VII) 
Downfall of Paris (VII) 
Duke of Kent's Waltz (VII) 
French Waltzing (VII) 
Haste to the Wedding (VII) 
Italian Monfrina (VII) 
Jesuite, La (VI) 
Jolie Garcons, Les (VI) – 295 
Josephine, La (VII) - 341 
Lancers' Quadrille/The Duval Lancers (VII) 
Linnen Hall (VI) 
Meditation Chinois, Les (VI) 
Menuet de la Cour (VI) 
Mignonette, La (VI) 
Minuet (VI) 
Morgiana in Ireland (2) (VII) 
Mr Turner's Academy Cotillion (VII) 
Musette, La (VI) 
Napoleon , La (VII) 
Ombres Chinois 
Perigodine, The (VII) 
Pleasures of the Town (VII) 
Polonaise (3) (VI) 
Prince de Galles, Le (VI) 
Princess of Wales Waltz (VI) 
Quadrille Francais (VII) 
Savage Dance (VI) 
Scotch Reel (3some and 5some variants) 
Scotch Reel (VII) (6-some reel) (VII) 
Sir Roger De Coverley (VII) 
Student of Prague (VI) 
Trip to Highgate (VI) 
Union Waltz, The (VII) 

Displayed dances included (bracketed number refers to Historic Dance Volume): 

Menuet de la Cour (VI). 
Bourree d’Achille, La (V) 
Bohemienne (V) 
L’Allemande, (V) 
Les Quadrilles, (VI) 


Regency Banquet for Conflux at Ridges Capital Hill on Friday 26 April 

Repertoire drawn from that enjoyed at Jane Austen Festival Australia 2013. 



"A Night at Versailles"

In conjunction with Vive la France in Canberra, Albert Hall, 6 April 2013, 7-10pm.

    John and Aylwen Gardiner-Garden, 6 April, 2013. Photo taken by Steven Shaw.





























 














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