Enjoy a world of music, dance and costume, of art, culture and history, of fun, food and friendship at Earthly Delights classes, workshops balls and festivals. 

For most classes and workshops it is necessary to book in advance. You can join our Wednesday evening 5:30-7:30pm Yarralumla class anytime by starting a 10-week subscription ($120) the week you are ready- just phone us on 02 62811098 to make the arrangements and/or use this payment box. 

For our regular small balls (every month or two) it is possible to pay $25 cash at the door, but discounts are available for pre-purchase (either online below or in class).

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In May there will not be the usually-expected 3rd Saturday of the month ball at Canberra Baptist Church in Kingston, but we are presenting, and hope you can make, on: 

Sun. 13 May, 2:00-5:30pm 

A Special Baroque dance event at Wesley Hall (in grounds of Wesley Uniting Church- not to be confused with Wesley Music Centre in those same grounds), National Circuit, Barton

with the Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy dancers, visiting U.K. baroque dancer Philippa Waite (pictured below dancing recently in Germany) and a specially brought-together ensemble of local and interstate baroque musicians

Musicians will include Ariana Odermatt (spinet), Jennifer Brian (baroque flute), Aimee Brown (recorder), Richard Milner (recorder and viol), Owen Bingham (bass viol) and John Gardiner-Garden (baroque hurdy-gurdy), and they will be playing music from Praetorius to Purcell, Lully to the later Paris Opera.  

Dancing will alternate between displays and lots of participation. The displays will include Versailles courantes, bourrées, sarabands, passepieds and minuets and the ‘Masque of the Seasons’, newly reconstructed from a 1650 manuscript. Participation will be invited on French branles and cotillons, English country dances and lots of other fun Baroque-period dances. 

Display dancers will be in beautiful period costumes, but participants are welcome to come in any dress they like (casual is fine). 

It's an ideal Mother’s day outing—so bring family and friends.

$25 @ door includes program and afternoon tea 

Jane Austen's Regency Christmas Ball & Birthday Picnic

Regency Christmas Ball
Saturday 15 December, 7pm - 11pm
Canberra Baptist Church Hall, Currie Cres, Kingston
Wear Regency dress to our special Regency Christmas Ball - and bring a plate of food to share in the late-evening potluck supper.

Jane Austen's Birthday Picnic
Sunday 16 December, 12-3pm
Lennox Gardens, Yarralumla
Celebrate Jane Austen's Birthday with us in style. Everyone is invited to bring a Regency dish to share in a potluck lunch.
Regency games will be played, there will be a Reading and some impromptu music and dancing on the grass.

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