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Harry Shaw – champion clog dancer

  Most people associate clogs with Holland and don’t realise that English clog dancing was incredibly popular in the 19th century.  English clogs with wooden soles and leather uppers were comfortable and cheap  – ideal for workers in the mills, … Continue reading

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Jane Austen Regency Ball

One night, one ball… dance like Jane Austen. Take a trip back in time and join us to celebrate the life of Jane Austen on the bicentenary of her death. Imagine yourself transported to the world of Jane Austen, walking … Continue reading

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Dance Heritage in Moreton Bay

Music Grant 2017 We have been awarded a grant by the Moreton Bay Arts Development Fund and Arts Queensland to give three dance workshops and record the accompanying  early colonial dance music.     The project will capture the story … Continue reading

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The Silly Old Man

Download Midi Country dance: Duple minor longways. (adapted from triple minor) A1 1-3 1st man and 2nd lady (1st corners) clap hands (own, right, own, left) and turn single. 4-6 1st corners change places by the right shoulder, 2nd corners … Continue reading

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A Dance for Shakespeare

Commemorating 400 years since the death of Shakespeare. Dance was part of everyday life in the poet’s time and most of his plays included dancing. We’ll present a selection of easy social country dances from the Elizabethan era. All dances … Continue reading

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Napoleon’s Last Gamble. Regency Dance 2015

Pine Rivers  Heritage Museum Napoleon’s Last Gamble: 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo and the Legacy of the Napoleonic Wars in Australia. As part of the event I’ll be giving a Heritage Talk [10.00am Wednesday 10 June] on the … Continue reading

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Special Events

Special events 2017 Jane Austen Ball One night, one ball… dance like Jane Austen. Take a trip back in time and join us to celebrate the life of Jane Austen on the bicentenary of her death. Imagine yourself transported to … Continue reading

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Regular Events

Dances in Samford, Brisbane 2017 Friday nights 7.30 – 9.30pm Mostly on the 2nd Friday of the month. January – no dance 10th February 10th March 7th April 12th May – Heritage Festival Dance 16th June 14th July 11th August … Continue reading

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Salamanca Castanets

Music by Philip’s Dog: Roland Clarke (violin), Katie Lawton (violin), Rebecca Wright (Cello), Donald McKay (bodran). Recorded by Daniel Nelson, Amniote Audio & Lisa Meier, Harmonix Productions at SAE Studios, Brisbane. Mixed and Mastered by Daniel Nelson, Amniote Audio. Country … Continue reading

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