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

Earthly Delights callers and musicians will offer a fun-filled program of dances and music with written links to 19th century Australian.
Here is he Folk Society's flyer for the event:

Sat.12 & Sun. 13 October - Open Garden Dancing.

Join the party each day as costumed members of the Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy offer lots of live music, display & join-in dancing  in the studio of John & Aylwen’s home at 87 Schlich St., Yarralumla, as part of an open garden event. The non-profit organisation Open Gardens Canberra will manage entry to the garden between 10am and 4pm (visitors $8, accompanied under 18s free), and the entertainment will be focused on the hours of 10:30-1:30pm. Come and request a favourite dance!

19 & 20 October - Steampunk Victoriana Fair.

Join in on the display plus participatory live-music and dance show which the dressed-up EDHDA musicians and dancers will be offering early Saturday afternoon (exact performance time to be advised) as part of a full weekend of entertainment at the Waterworks Museum. MarsdenWeir, 2580 Goulburn, Get Directions. You are just a short drive from the late-19th century! And apart from the working machinery and entertainment, there's lots of food, costume, and lost craft/rare trades stalls.

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.

 ANU 'Dancing through the Ages' starts end of February 2020 
 in large Studio 1 at ANU Sports Union.  10 weeks
Learning everything from galliards to galops, minuets to mazurkas, pavans to polkas, country dances to waltzing, quadrilles to.....

Bookings open  February 2020. For more information o contact John or Aylwen.
Here below is the poster for 2nd semester 2019. 

JAFA (John&Alywen's Fun Adventure) 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. If the Duchess of Richmond could hold her famous ball on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in a stable, we can hold our famous annual mid-April ball in this beautiful Woolshed. 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!