Category Archives: Dance

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

Date for 2019 is Saturday 19th October. One night, one ball… dance like Jane Austen. 2018 The Jane Austen Regency Ball will be held in the beautiful Sandgate Town Hall, Brisbane. Saturday 13 October Dances from Jane Austen’s day to … 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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Past Events

Past events Regular dances at Samford held on Friday nights 2014 – 1018. The Farmers’ Hall, 30 Main Street, Samford, QLD 4520 (approximately 24kms from Brisbane CBD) Only 25 minutes from Brisbane’s CBD. All welcome – beginners, dancers, musicians, and … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events

Our regular monthly Dances in Samford, Brisbane 2019 Special dances and events 26th January – Australia Day Bush Dance in Samford Farmers Hall 18th April – Presentation Rediscovering a lost convict culture at 14th National Folklore Conference 2019.  An annual conference … 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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2015 Heritage Ball, National Folk Festival

Programme of early colonial dances for the Heritage Ball, National Folk Festival 2015. These dances will appear in the first section of the Ball programme on Sunday 5th April at 8.00pm.  A preparatory workshop will be held on Friday 3rd … Continue reading

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