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Jane Austen Festival

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) 62811098 

Book also for viewing of 19th century dance prints, manuals, music and ball cards at John & Aylwen’s Yarralumla home FRIDAY 7-9 pm. 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.