Jane Austen/Australian Regency Balls

2021

Register now for the 2021 Jane Austen/Australian Regency Ball

Email: heather@colonialdance.com.au

2020

A glimpse of our 2019 Ball. Photos by Neda Lundie: Sandgate Regency Ball 2019

Imagine yourself transported to the world of Jane Austen.
Experience the dances popular in Jane’s day, just as they were in early colonial Australia.

Join us for an evening of Regency dancing in the spacious Dayboro Community Hall.

Saturday 10th October

7:00 – 11:30pm (dancing commences at 7:30).

Cost $30.00
Bring a picnic supper & drinks.
Water will be available for hot drinks.
With our Covid-safe plan, ticket sales are limited to 40.

Photos from the 2020 ball click here.

Dance to the music of Australia’s premier early colonial dance band, Phillip’s Dog. All dances are be taught and called on the night, however, it is highly beneficial to attend a class prior to the ball.

Next class is on 25th September at 7:30pm in the Farmers Hall, 30 Main Street, Samford. Cost $4:00 (sponsored by Moreton Bay Council’s Healthy & Active).

The Dayboro Community Hall is a rustic local heritage listed hall, located in the heart of picturesque Dayboro.  The hall is located close to shops and cafes for catering.

6 Bradley Street, Dayboro 4521  View map

2019

Beautiful photos by Neda Lundie are now available at Festival Photos: Sandgate Regency Ball 2019

2019 Jane Austen Ball

Saturday 19th October

7:00- 11:00pm

Dancing from 7:30pm

Includes a delicious supper

Sandgate Town Hall, Brisbane, QLD
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All dances are taught and called throughout the evening by Heather Clarke with live music by Phillip’s Dog – the only band in the world specialising in Australian Regency dance music.

2019 Programme

Captain Cook’s Country Dance
La Georgina
Duke of Kent’s Waltz
La Boulanger
Supper break 8.30 to 8.50
Mr Beveridge’s Maggot
Miss Bennet’s Jigg
Lady Nelson’s Waltz Cotillion
Omai
Dessert & coffee 9.50 – 10.10
Softly Good Tummas
Wood Duck
Cheshire Round
Lord Castlereagh’s Waltz
Phillip’s Dog

Wondering what to wear? Here are some tips: What to wear at a Jane Austen Ball.

Lack of experience of Regency dance need not be a barrier as you’ll be guided through through each dance. However, if you are not familiar with dance terminology, we advise that you’ll that for your for enjoyment on the night of the ball, you attend one of our regular dances beforehand. Upcoming dances are on:

August 9th
September 13th
October 11th

At The Farmer’s Hall, 30 Main Street, Samford, QLD 4520. 7:30pm-9:30pm @ $10

If you don’t have a dance partner to bring with you, don’t be deterred! All dancers are encouraged to change partners between dances.

In the news:

Courier Mail
A chance to visit Jane Austen’s world

Sandgate Guide:
Regency romance comes to Sandgate

The ball is held in the beautiful Sandgate Town Hall, 5 Brighton Road, Sandgate, QLD 4017 View Map Photo courtesy of Brisbane Council. https://www.flickr.com/photos/brisbanecitycouncil/6519383853/in/photostream/

The ball is held in the beautiful Sandgate Town Hall. Photo courtesy of Brisbane Council.

Scroll down to read about our previous balls.

All events supported by bushtraditions.org

2018

One night, one ball… dance like Jane Austen.

The Jane Austen Regency Ball will be held in the beautiful Sandgate Town Hall, Brisbane.

Photos by Dave de Groot https://www.festivalphotos.com.au/regency2018

Saturday 13 October

Dances from Jane Austen’s day to the music of Australia’s premier early colonial dance band, Phillip’s Dog. All dances will be taught and called on the night, however, it is highly beneficial to attend a class prior to the ball.

Tickets strictly limited.

Doors open at 7:00pm with dancing from 7:30pm.

Ball Programme

Captain Cook’s Country Dance 1797
Duke of Kent’s Waltz 1802
Malbrouke Cotillon 1788
Island of Love 1780

Supper break 8.30 to 8.50

Spanish Quadrille – (2 Figures) 1829
Miss Bennet’s Jigg 1791
Melbourne Waltz 1820
Omai 1785

Dessert & coffee 9.50 – 10.10

La Georgina 1820
Lord Nelson’s Waltz 1800
La Boulanger 1803
Lord Castlereagh’s Waltz 1815
Phillip’s Dog 1817

Proposed programme may be subject to change.

Carriages at 11:00pm.

The ball is supported by bushtraditions.org

Articles about our ball: Brisbane Weekend Notes and MustdoBrisbane

The Sandgate Guide October issue

2017

Take a trip back in time and join us to celebrate the life of Jane Austen on the bicentenary of her death.

Becomig Jane image :http://www.frockflicks.com/becoming-jane-2007/

Imagine yourself transported to the world of Jane Austen, walking straight into an elegant Ballroom, dancing to live music, having a Tête-à-tête with charming people, all as delighted to find themselves in Regency England.

The ball was held at

Sandgate Town Hall
21st October, 2017
7:00 – 11:00pm

Photos from the ball can now be viewed at http://www.festivalphotos.com.au/p693180442

Photography by Neda Lundy

Tickets for the Ball include entrance, dancing
in the beautifully restored Historic Sandgate Town Hall with delicious canapes on arrival and a buffet supper.

Dances are called by the wonderful Heather Clarke and there is live music supplied by the superb Phillip’s Dog.

Our Ball is a costumed event and all ladies and gentlemen dress in the style of the Regency or 18th Century period. The look is the Empire line, with a high waist just below the bust, very flattering and feels wonderful to wear. This is a terrific opportunity to go to town in a ball gown or breeches, plus all the accessories which look fantastic. Ideas for costumes can be found HERE

Katie and Roland, two members of Phillip’s Dog.

Regency dancing is elegant and refined. However, it is energetic but you do not have to dance every dance! The programme will include dances popular in Jane Austen’s day including a selection from the early colonial dance collection. See our page Governor Phillip meets Jane Austen.

You do NOT need to come with a dance partner, and you may dance with anyone you like.
Lots of people come solo, or as groups, and couples of all descriptions are welcome.
Dance lessons are not mandatory, but strongly recommended if you have never done this kind of dance before. You can join a dance workshop with early Colonial Dance, details HERE and it will help everyone enjoy the evening to the fullest. Next workshop at Samford on 13th October.

We expect demand for tickets to be high for this special bicentenary event; so do not delay in securing your place, as tickets are limited.

Doors open at 7:00pm with dancing from 7:30pm.

Ball Programme

Captain Cook’s Country Dance 1797
Duke of Kent’s Waltz 1802
Malbrouke Cotillon 1788
Port Jackson 1796
Omai 1785

Supper break 8.30 to 8.50

Spanish Quadrille – (3 Figures) 1829
Miss Bennet’s Jigg 1791
Melbourne Waltz 1820
Island of Love 1780

Dessert & coffee 9.50 – 10.10

La Georgina 1820
Lord Nelson’s Waltz 1800
La Boulanger 1803
Lord Castlereagh’s Waltz 1815
Phillip’s Dog 1817

Proposed programme may be subject to change.

Carriages at 11:00pm.

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