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16 DecemberThe Christmas Carol Ball. 

Sing while you dance!

Sat. 16 December, 7-11pm, at Canberra Baptist Church Hall, Currie St., Kingston.  

Requests this year include: ‘The First Noel’, ‘Gaudete’, ‘Hail Happy Morn’, ‘Il est né le divin enfant’, ‘Jingle Bells’, ‘Silent Night’, 'Rudoph the Red-nosed Rheindeer', ‘12 Days of Christmas’ and ‘White Christmas’—and we’ll dance them all!—and as late additions we'll also dance to 'God Rest ye Merry, Gentlemen', 'Deck the Halls', and 'We wish you a Merry Christmas'. 

We’ll also dance the fabulous ‘New Christmas Eve’ from 1764, the beautiful 1730s-style longways dance that goes to Bach’s hymn ‘Wachet Auf’ (‘Sleepers awake’), and some special-meaning dances from different eras, including a jousting dance from c.1600, a minuet from c.1700, a new dance for us from c.1800 (‘The Comet’) and popular quadrille from c.1900 (‘The Fitzroy’s’). 

We’ll also lead the Lost Dance ‘Snowball Slalom’, display the most amazing  Mazurka medley we’ve ever attempted, and get everyone into some Dickensian-era dance games! Do invite family and friends along. 

Spring-into-Summer Dance Classes

Saturday-afternoons (3-5:30pm) at our home studio in Yarralumla. 

4 ‘Spring-into-Summer’ sessions spaced fortnightly on 28 Oct, 11 Nov, 25 Nov. and 9 Dec., giving us 2 classes before each ball. 

Cost just $60, $50 student – with $5 discount if pre-paying at this Saturday’s ball.

18 November—late-Victorian era 'Mad Hatters Ball' (1850-1900)

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 see grace without riot, air and dignity without haughtiness, and freedom without levity'.

As it will be Sally Taylor’s last ball with us this year, we are programming no less than 5 wonderful late piano-perfect 19th century quadrilles—

3 of the above were known to have been enjoyed in 19th century Australia!


In between we will:


After the success last month of our end-of-evening 1820s cotillon dance games, we might round out this coming evening with as many 1830s-1870s cotillon dance games—including ones with chairs and blindfolds that always get people laughing.

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"

Our ‘Romantic-era ball’ will feature dances from 1800-1850 (except for a few English country dances from earlier that John has newly reconstructed and keen to share. Indeed, every thing on the program is new and exciting. Program will include (not in this exact order). 

2 fun rarely-danced Playford-published English country dances: ‘The Country Coll’, ‘The London Gentlewoman’ 

2 country dances from 17th/18th century manuscripts, ‘The Maurice Daunce’, incorporating lively kicking, and ‘Aly Grogan’, an amazing Welsh dance to some fabulous tunes. 

From Jane Austen’s day dances that we haven’t done before will include the 4 longways dances from England ‘Ah ça Ira’ as a country dance, ‘La Belle Annette’, ‘La Batteuse Country dance’ and ‘The Russian Ambassador’s Waltz’, and 3 dances from Parisian manuscripts ‘The Graces’ (that became a figure of the Lancers), ‘La Trompeuse’ and the ‘Großvater’ (inspired by the German end-of-evening dance). 

We are also going to debut 2 fantastic quadrilles suites that Sally and band have prepared, Joseph Hart’s c.1820 ‘The Hussars’ and Johann Strauss junior’s 1860 ‘Orpheus Quadrille’ based on Offenbach’s Orpheus of the Underworld opera- with its the thrilling ‘Can-can’ tune. To the former we have set the best known quadrille figures of the Regency period and to the latter the wild-style of quadrille dancing that developed in public dance halls in Paris during the 1830s&1840s and that evolved into cancan-ing! 

In the breaks you will be able to enjoy a free mazurka or hambo. Those who don’t know these dances will be welcome to waltz, and/or join in on an 1820s/30s style mazurka quadrille where all can improvise their own mazurka steps while echoing figures the lead couple introduces. 

As our Bordonian-fix, we will enjoy ‘The Great Roundabout’ (Town 12)- and have the whole hall turning like heavenly cogs! 

And as if that isn’t enough, we are planning a big after-supper cotillion—a medley dance craze born in central Europe from all the mixing of national influences that happened immediately after the Napoleonic wars —figures inspired by dance games, end-of-evening column dances, quadrilles, mazurka-figures set to waltzes and gallops. We’ll enjoy a dozen figures from 1820s French, German, Russian and Scottish manuals (with names such as ‘The deception’, ‘The pay-back’, ‘The cross’, ‘The re-accomodation’, ‘The hat’, ‘The luckless knight’, ‘The hankerchief’ ‘The prisoner’, ‘The flowers’, ‘The candle & fan’, and jump forward to the 1850s to enjoy a cotillion figure called ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’. I hope we survive!

16 September: Georgian / Beauty & Beast theme Ball 

7-11pm, Canberra Baptist Church Hall, Currie St. Kingston

(Not in strict order)

From the early 18th century:

Mr Isaac’s Maggot

Great Turk


Le Blonde à quatre

Le Cordon Bleu

Branle de Borge & La Cassandre

Le Passepied à quatre

Masquerade Royal

New Round O

Display of:

Bourrée d’Achille

& Mr Caverley’s Minuet

From the late 18th century:

Daniel Cowper (late 18th century version)

Lord Nelson’s Waltz

La Réverbère

Other dances:

Collinet’s La Grandpère (a Großvater dance)

Le Rond de Rocha(t)

Zorn’s Quadrille Classique final figure.

Sweet Bunch of Daisies waltz mixer

Dashing Dragoon (Court 15)

19 August: Cavalier Ball

7-11pm at Canberra Baptist Church Hall, Currie St., Kingston

Molière: "All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, 

all the failures of the great leader have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing".

Alta Carretta

A Health to Betty

An Old Man is a bed full of bones

So Ben Mi Chi Ha Buon Tempo

La Caccia dAmore

Caching of Quails




Lansdowne no.4

Bartlett House

Scotch Measure

The Last of Twenty

Cushion Dance


The Masque of the Seasons

Well Hall

La Sissone and Les Tricotets

The Alberts Quadrille (1890s Australian dance manual version to

Kendall’s Kalgoorlie suite)

Daring Damsel, to Court 15

Mazurka medley to Court 2.

Special: Jane Austen Bicentennial dance workshop

Monday 17 July, 6-7:30pm at Woden Library  

John presented a free participatory workshop on favourite dances of Regency England as part of

Libraries ACT commemoration of 200 years since Jane Austen’s death. 

They have a Facebook page or to reserve your FREE ticket go straight to their event-brite page


7-11pm at Canberra Baptist Church Hall, Currie St., Kingston.


Join us Saturday week as we kick off our 5 ball-time traveler series with a Renaissance ball.

 ·         From the 15th century we’ve chosen lots of playful 3-person dances—‘Vita di Colino’, ‘Gioioso’, ‘Voltati in ca Rosina’ and Ingrata (‘The ungrateful one’- a repeat from last month) where two dancers compete for the attention of the middle dancer. We’ll also lead the couples dance called ‘Angeloso’, that together with ‘Rostiboli Gioioso’ were so popular that they lasted into the 16th century and develop ornamented (fiorito) versions that we’ll show.  Stand back at some stage for a display of Tesara, a spectacular scarf dance for 10 dancers!

·         From the 16th century will have lots of figures from the longways country-dance-like ‘Chiaranzana’, ‘Catena d’Amore’ and ‘Caccia d’Amore’. Continuing our theme of 3-person dances we’ll also show a ‘Spagnoletta’ for 3 and snowball everyone into a double-partner ‘Ballo del Fiore’ (‘The Flowers dance’—the hardest bit being deciding who to give the flower to and who to kiss). We’ll go to France for some circle dances—in addition to re-dancing ‘Branle de Charlotte’ and ‘Aridan’ from last month, we’ll dance the branles ‘Cassandre’, ‘Pinagay’, ‘de la Guerre’ and ‘de Bretaigne’.

·         We’ll get everyone improvising kicking in the Galliard—the big couples dance of the renaissance. We’ll enjoy it in the ‘Piantone’ mixer, in our ‘Galliard dating’ dance and in the fun self-eliminating ‘Egg dance’ (a must!) If you’ve been to some classes in the last few weeks you might also want to come out for an uncalled flamenco-like ‘Canario’, and the ballet ‘Bassa Toscana’ that we’ve taught the Saturday group and ‘Bellezze Olympia’ that we’ve taught the Wednesday group.

·         After the supper, we’ll branch off into later material—the fabulous Polo quadrille, a polka and mazurka, plus some Bordonian lost dance… including the really fun ‘Ariadne’s Thread’ that we haven’t done at a ball for nearly 10 years!

PLEASE bring friends and family along as they will be able to join in dancing nearly everything, and our JAFA friends from outside Canberra will also be welcome if they can make it. Please bring a contribution for the supper table.

Program actually danced:

Vita di Colino (I) for 3


Rostiboli for 3 or Fiorito

Voltati in ca Rosina (I)- for 3

Ingrata (I) for 3)

Display: Tesara for 10

Medley of Chiaranzana /Catena


Display: Canario

Ballo del Fiore (2) for 3.

Branles - cut Cassandre / Pinagay

Branles - mixed: Charlotte / Branle de la Guerre/ Aridan

Display: Belleze d’Olympia

Bassa Toscana

Branle de Bretaigne

Galliard dating (OD)

Piantone (Galliard mixer)


Display: Spagnoletta nuova - for 3

Egg dance: Galliard - Basic ones

Le Polo (X) - Figures 2, 3, 4 and 5

Polka (VIII) / Coquette (3) (X)

Birthday Treat (Country 8)

Mazurka Medley— Boots&Blades (Aut 14), Blackforest (Vill 5), Askance Romance (Town 13) and Conjuring L’Amour (Cntry 12) to Village 5

17 June—The Time-Capsule Ball—from the dawn of dance to Edwardian times!

Friends and family all welcome aboard our time-machine—eat dinner early so you can be at the hall to all board by 7pm, and please bring a pot-luck supper contribution. Great dances led for all!

We’ll land first in Northern Italy c.1450 playing hard-to-get in a dance called ‘Ingrata’ (the ungracious one) and capturing each other with a dance called ‘Prigionera’ (‘The prisoner’) - two fun dances by Domenico da Piacenza who left us the worlds earliest surviving dance manual. We’ll then have an uncalled ‘Castelana’, a beautiful bassadanza (‘low dance’) from a c.1500 Giorgio (Guglielmo Ebreo) manuscript. Off to France for two circle branles, Charlotte & Aridan, from Arbeau’s 1589 Orchesography. Back to Italy for some two-on-one jousting (and they use the Italian word for joust in the instructions) with Fabritio Caroso’s Squilina cascarda, published 1581, and then an called ballet illustrating all the most popular rhythms of the c.1600 Italian ballroom with Caroso’s Forza d’Amore (‘All power to lover’). Over to England for what ‘Parson’s Farewell’ from John Playford’s 1651 ‘English Dancing Master’—followed by the French dance that we now know inspired it, Antoine Emerauld’s c. 1610 Bourrée in six parts—it will feel like a proto-Congo minuet, one of the hits of our recent JAFA! Travelling another 50 years on let’s enjoy a longways English country dance to one of that repertoires most beautiful, the c. 1700 ‘The Punch bowl’. Jumping forward to c.1800 let’s sample the Irish influence on English country dance with ‘Drops of Brandy’ and a French square set cotillion that went to the tune from which the Downfall of Paris may have been derived, ‘Carrillon National’.  Come the 1820s the newly fashionable quadrille was being crossed with the still beloved country dance to give rise to ‘Quadrille Country Dances’. To familiar quadrille tunes let’s dance longways versions of ‘Le Pantalon’, ‘La Poule’ and ‘Les Lanciers’ courtesy of the Lowe brothers manual from Scotland. To the 1850s and the fabulous ‘Prince Imperial’ quadrille devised by Parisian dancing masters but lasting longer in Australia than in France, and a free uncalled Esmeralda / Coquette polka—a simple polka sequence that was again invented in Paris but lived on till the end of the century in Australia and is simply to catch onto. With Sally back we’ll take the opportunity to enjoy another full-piano score quadrille, Francois Paul c.1880 ‘Le Polo’, a dance with a very modern feel which spread quickly from France to Scotland, America and Australia and is in the 9th edition of Mrs Read’s Sydney c.1884 Ball Room Guide. We’ll use some great music written for it in America. We’ll finish with Lost Bordonian dances, discovered only in the late 1900s, ‘Birthday Treat’ a waltz for 4 couples, ‘The Giant’s Backbone’, a longways set for 8 couples and ‘Courtly Acrostic, a matrix dance for 18 couples! 

Program actually danced:

Chastelana (I)

Ingrata (I)

Prigionera (I)

Branles - Charlotte & Aridan

Squilina (II)

Forza d’Amore (III)

Bourrée à six pass. (III)

Parson’s Farewell (IV)

The Punch bowl (V) 

Carillon National (VI)

Drops of Brandy (VI) 

Pantalon (VII)

Poule (VII)

Les Lanciers (VII)

Prince Imperial (IX)

Le Polo (X) - first 2 figures

Free mazurka or Washing machine Mazurka medley (to tune set Court 12)


with focus Lost Dances Collection

8-11:30pm Canberra Baptist Church Hall, Currie St., Kingston. 

Dizzy Mixer (P)          Spring 3

Yarraluma Rumba       Spring 7

Indoor Games (P)       Spring 16

Lotsi's Spell     Spring 11

The Clap Waltz (P)      Spring 14

Long way Home         Summer 1

Giddy Promenade       Summer 6


Devil’s Mill     Summer 9

The Palindrome (P)     Summer13

Battering Ram Autumn 7

Reconciliation Reel      Winter 12

Tangled Web   Winter 13

The Druid's Ring         Winter 15


Cinderella Waltz Contra          Village 8

Alcuin’s Contra          Town 16

La Va Melangé (P) Court 9 to Town 11        

Contra Quintain           Town 8

Country Bumpkin       REELS

Free Waltz       Country 8


7-11pm Canberra Baptist Church Hall, Currie St., Kingston. 


(see below for dozens of photos courtesy of Ashby)

7-11pm Canberra Baptist Church Hall, Currie St., Kingston. 

 Dances from Renaissance to Victorian era.

(in collection, not dance,order)

Dizzy Mixer                     Spring 3 

Opposites Attract              Spring 12

Indoor Games                   Spring 16

Long way Home               Sum. 1

Giddy Promenade             Sum. 6

Devil’s Mill                      Sum. 9

The Palindrome                Sum.13

Take Eyes                        Aut. 2

Secret Liaison Waltz             Aut. 3

Running Gauntlet              Aut. 4

Battering Ram                  Aut. 7

The Labyrinth                  Aut. 12

Reconciliation Reel           Wint. 12

Tangled Web                    Wint. 13

Short Easy Schottisi             to Winter 15

La Va Melangé                 to Town 11

Alcuin’s Contra / Catapult Contra / Contra Quintain to Town 8

|Sun and Moon Allemande            Count. 16

The Music Box                 Court 7

Round with Corners          Court 10  

Footloose Gypsy / Cavalier’s Mazurka         Court 12


Videos taken by Steve Bittinger

Earlybird Tickets are on sale for the 11th Jane Austen Festival Australia from 12-15 April 2018



3-eras-in-one-day dance preview

 at Canberra Baptist Church Hall, Currie St. Kingston

For novices and experienced dancers alike to enjoy building skills and exploring steps, figures and repertoire ahead of the festival proper at the Albert Hall (see below). While sewers use some rooms in this lovely venue for pre- Festival costuming workshops, John will teach dancing in the main hall. He’ll cater for all levels and devote 9:15-10:30 to the Georgian era, 11:00-12:30 to the Napoleonic era, 1:30-3:00 to the late-Regency/early Victorian-era and 3:30-5:00 to revision, extension & possible display review (a role for all!).


3 days of workshops & 3 evening balls 

at the ALBERT HALL, Canberra.

3 days & nights of Georgian, Regency & early Victorian dancing heaven! 

Festival 3-day and 1-day tickets at www.janeaustenfestival.com.au 

Every JAFA we follow inspirations on different ways we might not only explore more deeply the culture of Jane Austen’s England but also set it in a broader context. This year’s dance program, in addition to offering dozens of dances drawn from period English sources, will feature on Friday Georgian-era dances from France, Austria, Spain and the Caribbean, on Saturday Napoleonic-era dances from Italy, Germany, France and Scotland (the latter including one danced at a pioneer’s party in New South Wales), and on Sunday early-Victorian-era dances popular across Europe, some to tune suite’s with Australian connections. Then, as now, the world was interconnected. Most of the dances have multiple geographic origins—an Austrian impression of an English dance; an English record of a French version of a Polish dance; German impressions of Scottish dance reimported to England; and a dance invented in France, published in Scotland, set to a suite specially written in England for a Waverley ball. Many dances are also of mixed social origin—a French folk dance, La Batteuse, that became a favourite of the London regency aristocracy; an African slave’s impression of a Caribbean plantation-owner’s version of a European ballroom standard that French and American dancing masters had re-enter the European ballroom as the Congo minuet. We will also enjoy, just as they did in Jane Austen’s day, participatory dancing to music by famous composers as Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert.

Friday 21 April — Georgian Era Dancing 

featuring dances for the 18th century into which Austen was born.

GEORGIAN DANCE SCHOOL (dances for the evening ball)

9:00-10:30 The Georgian-era longways country dance  (Jamaica, Comical Fellow, Marset’s no.1, Pistolet, La Coquette).

11:00-12:30    The Cotillion that in Austen’s youth spread from France to England (La Boheimienne, Jeu des quatres coins, Marset’s no.2, Pontlevoy)

1:30-3:00  Austen meets Mozart—the English country dance craze in Germany, Austria & beyond (Blessmann’s no.1&2, Link’s no.2&4, Wachet Auf).

3:45-5:15  Improvised dances—including the arm-interlacing allemande, Perigordine and thrilling Congo minuet.


7:00 - 7:30      Arrival, uncalled minuets à deux and à quatre, and welcome

Jamaica /Bonne Amité to signature tune called by JGG

Le Pistolet to signature tune called by SH

      Display of La Bourgogne, La Bacchante (ballet & contredanse)

La Matelotte to signature tune called by SH

La Coquette to signature tune called by SD

La Bohaimiene to André Campra’s ‘Trip to Paris’ tune called by JGG/SH

8:30 - 9:00      Refreshment Break & Impro Theatre (ImproACT)

      Display of Les Contrefaiseurs, St.Martin’s Lane and Les Manches Vertes

Link’s English dance no.2 to Mozart’s contredanse no. 5 called by JGG

Link’s English dance no. 4 to Mozart’s contredanse no. 4 called by JGG

      Display of Gavotte du Roy, Le Cotillon and Le Cotillion de Surenne

Marset’s contradanza no. 2 to signature tune called by JGG

Marset’s contradanza no.1 / The Baulk to Spanish & English tunes called by JGG

      Uncalled dance to section of Bach’s ‘Wachet auf’ (Sleepers awake) cantata.

Blessmann’s English dance no. 1 to tune by Weis called by JGG

10:00 - 10:30   Supper Break

      Display of Pecour’s L’Allemande then free allemande

Le Jeu des Quatre Coins to signature tune called by JGG

      Uncalled Pontlevoy to signature tune

Comical Fellow to signature tune called by DW

      Uncalled Congo Minuet to ‘De’il among the Tailors’ (‘The Devil’s Dream’)

Perigordine to tune in Jane Austen’s music book led by JGG & MV

11:30  End of evening.

Saturday 22 AprilRegency Era Dancing 

featuring dances from the period of Jane Austen’s novels

REGENCY DANCE SCHOOL (dances for the evening ball)

8:30-10:00     The Austen-era country dance—longways dances for the evening 

ball (Magri’s no.8&29, Petersen’s no.5, Wernigeröder 19, Juliana).

11:00-12:30    Square & big sets—including the Prince of Wales’ Cotillion, Regency London favourite La Batteuse, and Battle of Waterloo.

1:30-3:00       Scottish-inspired dances—in England and in contemporary 

Germany language manuals (Highland Reel, Lowe’s Reel of 6, Country Bumpkin, Länger’s Ecossaise no.1).

3:30 -5:00      The waltz and mazurka—two couples dances that were to invade ballrooms everywhere (Waltz and Mazurka variants, Wechsel-Waltzer, Mazurka Cotillion, Peterson’s no.9, Keraus).


7:00 - 7:30      Arrival display of Menuet de la Cour & Minuet Waltz 

                     and Welcome

Grand March to Schubert’s ‘Marche Miltaire’ led by JGG

Prince of Wales’ Cotillion to signature tune called by JGG

      Uncalled Chiver’s Juliana to signature tune

Magri’s contradanza no.8 to signature tune called by JGG

Magri’s contradanza no.29 to signature tune called by JGG

Highland Reel to Mrs McCleod’s Reel called by DW

8:30 - 9:00      Refreshment Break & Impro Theatre (ImproMafia)

      Uncalled mazurka cotillion to Hart’s mazurka suite, led by JGG

Petersen’s English Dance no.9 to Beethoven’s contredance no.6 called by JGG

Petersen’s English Dance no.5 to Wernigeröder no.1 called by SH

Länger’s Wechsel Waltzer to Helmke’s Triolet Waltz DAABBCC called by JGG

      Uncalled Lowes’ Reel of Six to the ‘Highland Laddie’ led by JGG

La Batteuse to signature tune called by JGG

La Galopade / Black Dance called by JGG

10:00 - 10:30   Supper Break

Free waltz to JGG’s ‘Whirl of Memories’ set (LD Court 16)

Wernigeröder English Dance no. 19 called by JGG

Keraus called by JGG

      Uncalled Country Bumpkin for Nine to ‘De’il among the Tailors’ led by JGG

Länger’s Écossaise no.1 to Beethoven’s 6 Ecossaises called by JGG

The Battle of Waterloo to Beethoven’s contredanse no.4 called by JGG

11:30  End of evening

Sunday 23 April — Romantic-era Dance 

featuring dances from the decades immediately following Austen’s death

ROMANTIC-ERA DANCE SCHOOL (dances for the evening ball)

9:15-10:30     New hybrid dances—some popular dances of 1820s-40s, (the Swedish, Contre-& Kreuz Ecossaise, Conversation, La Triolet & Tempête)

11:00-12:30    New couples dances—basic polka & galop, Spanish Waltz, Fan & Scarf cotillion, Wind-up Galop

2:00-3:30       The Quadrille—including Mundy’s 1st set, a Sixdrille from Scotland and French galopade quadrille.


6:00 - 6:30      Start to gather for... 6:30 - 7:00  Darcy’s Cold Buffet

Free waltz or display of JGG’s Hands off medley to Lost Dance Village 10

Grand March to d’Albert’s Sydney Exhibition Quadrille led by JGG

Quadrille Francaise to Mundy’s 1st set called by DW

Spanish Waltz called by JGG

Swedish Dance to La Poule called by JGG

The Fan dance to JGG’s ‘The Fleeting Glance’ set led by JGG

The Scarf cotillion to d’Albert’s ‘The Queen of Ball’ led by JGG

8:00 - 8:15      Refreshment Break

      Display JGG’s Barbarous Elegance mazurka medley to Town 4

Länger’s Contre-Ecossaise to Lauchery’s Ecossaise for 1823 LD called by JGG

DW’s How does your Garden Grow to Beethoven’s 6 Ecossaise called by DW

Helmke’s Triolet Waltz to JGG’s ‘Highest Tower’ set LD Country 8 called by DW

Länger’s The Conversation to one of Beethoven’s 6 Deutsche called by JGG

Galopade Quadrille to Offenbach’s Infernal Galop called by JGG

9:15 - 9:30      Dessert Break

Free polka or display of JGG’s Grapevine Polka medley to LD Village 3

Länger’s Kreuz-Ecossaise to Russian Dance/Fairy Dance called by JGG

The Sixdrilles to Merriott’s ‘Waverley Quadrille’ set called by JGG

Länger’s La Tempête to signature tune called by JGG

      Uncalled reprise of Wachet Auf to Bach’s tune

      Uncalled reprise of Congo Minuet to ‘De’il among the Tailors’ 

Free galop or display JGG’s Wind-up Galop to Charles Godfrey’s tune

10:30   End of Ball and Festival Farewell


7-11pm Canberra Baptist Church Hall, Currie St., Kingston. 

 Dances from Renaissance to Victorian era.

Rostiboli Gioioso

Chiara Stella (Caroso)

Ballo del Fiore (Caroso)

Pungene Dardo (Caroso)

Alemana d’Amore (Negri)

Gathering Peascods

Link’s no.2 to Mozart no.5

Link’s no.3 to Mozart no.4

Petersen’s no.5 to Wernigeröder no.1.

Von einem Böhmen no.1

Contre-Ecossaise to Beethoven’s Ecossaise

Conversation Ecossaise to Beethoven’s Deutsche

Kreuz Ecossaise



La Batteuse

The Sixdrille

La Tempete

‘Wachet Auf’- a new JGG dance to Bach’s cantata.

Lowe’s Reel of 6

Congo minuet.


Fairfax Theatre, 2:00-4:30pm—‘Participatory Journey through the social dance of Versailles’, 

100 years of French courtly dance. Costumed displays & audience join-ins.

Sun. 26 February —National Gallery’s Versailles displays

Performance of 17th & 18th century French court dance with audience participation in  

in Sculpture Garden 11:00-1:20pm on 26th.

La Gillotte.

Menuet à deux / Menuet à quatre

Les Manches Vertes / Les Galleries d’Amour.

La Matelotte

Le Pistolet / La Bonne Amité

La Bourgogne

Menuet de la Rhein. 

La Bacchante

St.Martin’s Lane / Les Contrefaiseurs (‘The Imitators’).

La Coquette

La Chasse.

Pécour’s L’Allemande / free-style Allemandes were being enjoyed all over Europe.

La Gavotte du Roy, Le Cotillon,  Le Cotillon de Surenne, and La Bohaimiene

Jeu des quatres coins.

Le Pontlevoy

Menuet de la Cour / Menuet -Waltz.

Le Perigordine

La Galopade



7-11pm. Canberra Baptist Church Hall, Currie St., Kingston. No experience or partner necessary. $25 @ door. Discounts @ www.earthlydelights.com.au. Dress smart, formal or Baroque & revel in social dance from the court of the Sun King.

Blessmann's Englischer Tanz nr.1

Blessmann's Englischer Tanz nr.1

Marset's no.1 / The Baulk (2)

La Gillotte.

Menuet à deux / Menuet à quatre

Les Manches Vertes / Les Galleries d’Amour.

Le Pistolet / La Bonne Amité

La Bourgogne

Menuet de la Rhein. 

La Bacchante

La Matelotte

St.Martin’s Lane / Les Contrefaiseurs (‘The Imitators’).

La Coquette

La Chasse.

Pécour’s L’Allemande / free-style Allemandes were being enjoyed all over Europe.

La Gavotte du Roy, Le Cotillon,  Le Cotillon de Surenne, and La Bohaimiene

Jeu des quatres coins.

Le Pontlevoy

Menuet de la Cour / Menuet -Waltz.

Le Perigordine

La Galopade

Marset's no.2

Petersen's Englischer Tanz no.9

La Windsor 

Les Galleries d’Amour- reprise.

Sat. 11 February —National Gallery’s Versailles show

Performance of 17th & 18th century French court dance with audience participation in foyer 11:30am-2:00pm 

La Gillotte.

Menuet à deux / Menuet à quatre

Les Manches Vertes / Les Galleries d’Amour.

Le Pistolet / La Bonne Amité

La Bourgogne

Menuet de la Rhein. 

La Bacchante

La Matelotte

St.Martin’s Lane / Les Contrefaiseurs (‘The Imitators’).

La Coquette

La Chasse.

Pécour’s L’Allemande / free-style Allemandes were being enjoyed all over Europe.

La Gavotte du Roy, Le Cotillon,  Le Cotillon de Surenne, and La Bohaimiene

Jeu des quatres coins.

Menuet de la Cour / Menuet -Waltz.

Le Perigordine

La Galopade

start Thur. 16 February — 8 week ‘Historical dancing’ course

Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm, Active Leisure Centre, Erindale $140 

Download the enrolment form and send it to enquiries@erindalecep.com.au

start Mon. 6 February — 8 week ‘Jane Austen Era Dancing’ course

Mondays 7:00-9:00pm, Lake Ginninderra College, LakeNiteLearning, $155 with early discounts

Thur. 26 January — National Museum’s ‘A World of History & Culture’ festival

11:10-11:30am, costumed performance of 1840s dance with audience participation.

Wind-up Galop (in Odd Delights) – to its signature tune– just x 2 for an opening then into…. 

Waltz medley - Alexandrina Waltz (Town 9), Hands off Waltz (Village 10) Even Handed Ländler (Vill 12), I wonder as I wander (CCDB) – all to the Village 10 set but with each tune/dance played just x 1 and back to first tune x1, then form one square set of 4, 6 or 8 couples for….

Galopade Quadrille –to ‘the can-can’ music' there offered – just x 3  - figure 1) W in M in All W chain 2)  gallop back-to-back, 3) gallop through opposites

For participation:

Spanish Waltz (2) in Vol. VIII- to music there offered.

Swedish Dance (1a)  - ranks of 1 man between 2 women – to the tune for La Poule (1) in Volume VII played ABCC x n

medley of Fan to Autumn 3 (Secret Liaison Waltz set- x1 on ea. tune then x1 first tune) and Scarf cotillions to ‘Queen of the Ball’