Next Ball: To be advised (Cinderella Ball will be 25 June 2022)


Melbourne Colonial Dancers Balls

Enjoy an evening of special dancing with live music at our twice-yearly formal balls usually held in late June and November.

Bookings
Please purchase your ball tickets online via Humanitix.

Cinderella Ball June 2021 tickets (note all tickets already purchased through this link will be refunded - an updated link with new ball details will be posted once available):
https://events.humanitix.com/melbourne-colonial-dancers-cinderella-ball

Please bring a plate of supper, cut and ready to share.
The ball will be run in accordance with Covid-19 regulations in place at the time.
Our Introductory classes and Wednesday classes will be covering the dances on the ball program if you wish to practise them beforehand.

Themes
Our mid-year June ball in particular has a new theme each year and dancers are encouraged to dress up accordingly.  The dance program is also usually designed to reflect the theme, and some short entertainment, such as a story in dance inspired by the theme of the night, usually takes place during the evening.
Themes are drawn from many sources and in recent years have included Gold Fever, Phryne Fisher 1920s, Alice in Wonderland, Jane Austen, and Sound of Music.  
Theme and costume ideas for our current ball are regularly posted on our Facebook page.  

Photos and video clips
Photographs, video clips, and programs of many of our previous balls can be viewed by clicking on individual ball posters on this page. Follow our Facebook and Meetup pages as well for more information, photos and video clips of past balls.

 














25 June 2022
Rescheduled Cinderella Ball

Program and dance details currently as per June 2021 program below.


26 June 2021
(Cancelled)

Ball Poster
June 2019

Ball Flyer
Dance List
Dance Descriptions


30 November 2019

Ball Flyer
Ball Program
Dance Descriptions

Cancelled for 27 June 2020

Advance Ball Flyer
Ball Poster
Ball Program
Dance Descriptions
 
Ball practice Cancelled:

Sat June 20th 2020

 
Nov 2018

Dance List
Ball Flyer
Dance Descriptions
Ball Video



June 2018
November 2017

June 2017

Dance List
Dance Descriptions
Ball Flyer
Workshop Details


Nov 2016

Summer
printable brochure here

June 2015

Winter

November 2015

Summer
25 June 2016
Winter

April 2015

MCD Dance Page for National Folk Festival



15 November 2014

40th Birthday Celebration and November Ball

MCD Birthday Party at Live Music Night June 2014


28 June 2014

The Three Musketeers

November 2012
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Spring Into Summer

June 2013

Wild West

November 2013

Spring Ball

June 2012
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Titanic



June 2011

19th Century Circus Big Top

April 2011

Masked Heritage Ball
(at National Folk Festival)

June 2010
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Excalibur



June 2009
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The Raj, Rubies and Arabian Nights

June 2007

Romantic Gothic

July 2008
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Pirates

November 2008
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Unthemed Summer Ball

November 2006
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The Story of the Kelly Gang



June 2006
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Celtic

June 2005

Venetian Carnivale

[No program or pix available: give me something and I will create a page - JC]

November 2004

Eureka Stockade

[No program or pix available: give me something and I will create a page - JC]



June 2004

Roaring 20s / House of Eliott

[No program or pix available except this YouTube clip: give me more and I will create a page - JC]

 

 

Was there any earlier "themed ball" to record here?

Let's make this "snake" as long as possible.

June 2002

Winter Solstice

[No program or pix available: give me something and I will create a page - JC]

June 2003

Moulin Rouge

[No program or pix available except this YouTube clip: give me more and I will create a page - JC]

 


Created 5 December 2011 : Last updated 21 April 2013.