Australia Day Dance

2019 Australia Day Bush Dance

Saturday 26th January.  7:30pm at the Farmers Hall, Samford, Brisbane

Cost $10

Indigenous people dancing with members of the First Fleet. View in Broken Bay / 1788. William Bradley, In his A Voyage to New South Wales Courtesy of State Library of New South Wales http://archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110316551

Indigenous people dancing with members of the First Fleet. View in Broken Bay / 1788. William Bradley, in his A Voyage to New South Wales. Courtesy of State Library of NSW. http://archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110316551

 

Did you know that the indigenous people danced together with the convicts of the First Fleet?  Not only did the early colonists write about this occurring, William Bradley captured one such event in his 1788 journal A Voyage to New South Wales which is now held in the State Library of NSW. http://archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110316551

Detail showing dancing from Bradley’s View in Broken Bay 1788.

English Country Dancing is joyous, lively movement to elegant music in a friendly, informal setting. The figures are simple, and each dance is taught and walked through.   It is the most social and democratic of dance forms. Come along to our dance in the air-conditioned Samford Farmers Hall and try it yourself!  New dancers are always welcome. Come alone or with a friend.

Farmers’ Hall, 30 Main Street, Samford, QLD 4520
7:30 – 9:30p.m. + tea/coffee & cake
Tickets: $10.00.
Contact: earlycolonialdance.1788@yahoo.com
Telephone +61 7 3289 4708

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3 Responses to Australia Day Dance

  1. Janis Halls says:

    Hi Heather Just enquiring about dates for the dance classed in 2018. thank you, Janis

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