Scroll down to learn of upcoming Earthly Delights classes, workshops, balls and festivals at which you can discover a fantastic world of music, dance and costume while enjoying fun, food, friendship.

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Wednesday evening class series.

We run various dance class series. Our Wednesday evening series is the easiest to join, as you can join any Wednesday that is convenient. The introductory level runs from 5:30-7:00pm in Yarralumla and a 10-week subscription ($120) can start on the date most convenient to you. 
The advance class runs from 7:30 to 9:00pm- and both beginners and advanced are encouraged to join in and overlap between 7:00 and 7:30 when we all enjoy some dances together.  
Phone us on 02 62811098 to make the arrangements and make your payment using this Paypal link PayPal.Me/edhda/120

Sat. 15 June Winter/Summer Solstice Ball
Canberra Baptist Church Hall, Currie St., Kingston, 7-11pm.

John and Aylwen will be about to leave for 6 weeks of costume studies in Switzerland and France and dancing in Latvia and Finland, so let’s have a mid-winter event in Canberra doing the dances they lead for mid-Summer events in the Baltic—and that will include historical and Bordonian dances (John doesn’t know any Moomintroll dances… but hopes to learn some).

 ANU 'Dancing through the Ages' 10 week course in large Studio 1 at ANU Sports Union.
Learning everything from galliards to galops, minuets to mazurkas, pavans to polkas, country dances to waltzing.

NEXT COURSE starts 3 AUGUST 2019 

More information contact the ANU Sports front desk in person or on 6125 2273, and from  beginning of July you can enroll at https://dancingthroughtheages.eventbrite.com.au
Electronic bookings will open some time in early July. Bring your ticket to the first class.

Sat. 31 August Monaro Folk Society Bush Dance
Canberra Baptist Church Hall, Currie St., Kingston, 8-11:30pm.

Earthly Delights will lead fun dances found in Australian books from the last 200 years. 

Sat.12 & Sun. 13 October

An open garden with historical costumes (and as much music and dance as you care to request) at John & Aylwen’s home at 87 Schlich St., Yarralumla, with the non-profit organisation Open Gardens Canberra managing entry to the garden between 10am and 4pm (visitors $8, accompanied under 18s free).

Sat. 21 December – Christmas Carol Ball
Canberra Baptist Church Hall, Currie St., Kingston, 7-11pm

Our famous third Saturday of December event has seldom fallen so close to Christmas—but it means everyone’s seasonal panic will be over and we can enjoy the magic of a night (just a few nights) before Christmas.

2020 — in lieu of a JAFA 2020

Sat.18 & Sun.19 April—Early Australian Ball Weekend at the historic Yarralumla Woolshed. To switch from the JAFA format for a bit but to still come together in late Georgian, Regency, or Victorian dress, let’s enjoy on the Saturday one of the A.C.T.’s most wonderful heritage venues, fabulous music by the pianist Sally Taylor and Earthly Delights friends, and dances led for all from lunch till late. On the Sunday roll on with a pot-luck recovery costume picnic (and more dancing!) at a venue to be announced. The first JAFA 12 years ago fell on Aylwen’s birthday and this event will too. Save the date!