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JAFA 2021

JAFA will be happening on 16-18 April, 2021. 
Please purchase tickets via this form.
If you have tickets purchased in 2019, they are recognised for this event. You do not need to register again.
Friday's limited attendance events will now be held in Yass, NSW.
Saturday & Sunday will be at the Yarralumla Woolshed, ACT.
Please see email notices to participants at the bottom of this page.


Revel in the dance, music, fashion and games of our past!

Novices and experienced dancers welcome. Regency, Victorian or smart dress welcome. A great dance floor in a heritage venue. And free parking all weekend for everyone!

On SATURDAY enjoy daytime dance workshops, complimentary lunch, a Grand 7-midnight Ball with opening march, quadrilles, longways sets, couples dances & supper.

On SUNDAY enjoy morning tea, dance class, entertainments, costumed parade & picnic lunch with period lawn & table games, and fun-filled 2-6pm Afternoon Tea Dance with 24 period dance games!

Fine music by the Earthly Delights players led by the fabulous pianist Sally Taylor. Expert dance leading by dance historian Dr John Gardiner-Garden & friends. All weekend sale of books, period patterns, fabric, clothing & hats and exhibitions of antique hats and tools.

Featuring beautiful 19th century Australian music and dance and part of Canberra and Region Heritage Festival.

Inquiries to John (02) 6108 2834 or 0409817623

Book also for Friday afternoon viewing of 19th century dance prints, manuals, music and ball cards at John & Aylwen’s home Yass home and visiting a near by historic homestead where balls were held.  Free to ticket holders, but you must book a place.

Costumes will be available for hire in Canberra during the first week of April. If you are traveling from interstate we encourage you to source your outfits locally.

FOR FESTIVAL PROGRAM, 2 BALL PROGAMS and FLYER read on below or go to our Upcoming page.