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 more information contact us by phone (02 62811098) or 
For most classes and workshops it is necessary to book in advance. For the 3rd Saturday of the month balls it is possible to pay $25 cash at the door, but discounts are available for pre-purchase (either online below or in class).

To receive monthly emails with upcoming event notices please subscribe to our email list at http://groups.google.com/group/dance-news. Feel free to share any of these posters or details with friends...we love to have new folk dancing with us and if you know any musicians who might like to join our ensemble, put them in touch with us.

For sewing, needlework and millinery classes & research links with Aylwen go to https://www.facebook.com/AylwenGarden/ 
Earlybird Tickets are on sale NOW at janeaustenfestival.com.au/tickets 
for Jane Austen Festival Australia, 12-15 April 2018, ALBERT HALL CANBERRA

Upcoming Classes (see further below for more upcoming balls)

Monday 24 July for 8 weeks 7-9pm Dance from Shakespeare to Dickens
Lake Ginninderra College, Lake Nite Learning program (www.lakenitelearning.com.au)
 (with early bird discount). Now taking term 3 bookings (click on above dance name).

Saturday 5 August for 10 week 3:00-5:30pm Dancing Through the Ages course
ANU Sports Centre, Sport’s Lifestyle program (www.anu-sport.com.au) $100-$160.
Booking for 2nd semester should open end of June).

Wednesday Night Dance Group (by invitation)

Upcoming third Saturday of the Month Balls
7-11pm at Canberra Baptist Church Hall, Currie St., Kingston.
Costumes welcome but any dress fine. $25 at door.
Discounts at http://www.earthlydelights.com.au/upcoming.

The Time-Traveller’s ball series
with a historical-era feature for the first 2/3rds of each evening then Lost Dances after supper! 
Dress to the period if you can! (or casual’s fine)


16 September—Georgian era (1700-1800)
"Let us read, and let us dance, these two amusements will never do any harm to the world"

21 October—Romantic era (1800-1850)
Jane Austen: 
"....when the felicities of rapid motion have once been, though slightly, felt—it must be a very heavy set that does not ask for more"

18 November—late-Victorian era
Allan's Reference Guide to the Ballroom, 1890: 'What place is so proper as the ball-room to see the fashions and manners of the times .. to to see grace without riot, air and dignity without haughtiness, and freedom without levity'.

16 DecemberThe Christmas Carol Ball. 
Sing while you dance!

History of Dress Study Group
Monday nights, starting 2 October 2017

In combination with Aylwen's historic dress collection, which comprises rare books, fashion journals, patterns and antique garments dating back to 1780s, use visual analysis as a starting point to understanding dress history in all its manifestations – through examination of image, object and text. 

Each week will be a mix of tea, videos, textile research & readings, book reviews, teaching of new sewing techniques and working on projects of all eras of clothing. 

Week 1 will include watching a film analysing a late Victorian dress, discussion of a research paper about men's & women's historical fashion plates dating back to the 16th century, an introduction to a few hand stitching techniques, and the use of a thimble.

Over the first ten-week course we will also be reading the e-book: Au Bonheur des Dames (The Ladies' Delight or The Ladies' Paradise). This is the eleventh novel in the Rougon-Macquart series by Émile Zola. It was first serialized in the periodical Gil Blas and published in novel form by Charpentier in 1883. The BBC used the novel as the basis for an eight-part television series set in northern England titled 'The Paradise' and broadcast in 2012.

10-week Subscriptions, Monday nights (starting 2 October 2017) in Yarralumla, ACT.

Adults $120 
Fulltime Students & EDHDA Students $95


Earlybird Tickets are on sale NOW at janeaustenfestival.com.au/tickets 
for Jane Austen Festival Australia, 12-15 April 2018, ALBERT HALL CANBERRA