Dance classes have started back at the Australian National University in Canberra on Saturday afternoons from 4-6.30pm for the same low price as last year. All levels catered for and newcomers welcome. Contact John on 62811098 (evenings) to discuss when best to join.
Wednesday Night Extension Classes
Learn more, have extra fun, get to work with original century old dance books, and enjoy the possibility of doing costumed public displays, by taking the extension classes on Wednesday evenings. Class participants will need to bring smooth soled shoes and their own bottle of water (water bottles and t-shirts with academy logos are available from our accessories page). Past Wednesday nighters have enjoyed exploring many many corners of our dance heritage, and enjoyed many wonderful performance outings, including interstate (though participation in the latter is entirely optional). The dance leadership is offered by academy's dance director Dr John Gardiner-Garden and the costume leadership, when wanting to plan for displays, by the academy's costume director Aylwen Gardiner-Garden.
For more than 12 years we have run a regular 'costume ball' series. For the first 10 years this was every 3rd-Saturday-of-the month without exception, with every ball a different historic theme. Since 2011 the balls have been less regular but they are just as desirable events to be at. For more on such events upcoming and past, see the pages under Dance Events and Jane Austen Festival.