Note: Covid Safe Arrangements apply to all Dances

Since 1974, members of the Melbourne Colonial Dancers have been meeting on a Wednesday night.

Our dance classes are held at Deepdene Uniting Church Hall, rear 958 Burke Road, Deepdene (parking is available at end of Dale Street).
Dancing 8pm-10pm, including a cuppa break. BYO mug.
Entrance is $8 members/$10 non-members.

The dance year, for us, usually starts on the first Wednesday in February and finishes on the second Wednesday in December.
During this period there are two Wednesdays when we DO NOT meet the Wednesday just before and the Wednesday just after Easter. The National Folk Festival in Canberra is held during this time.

On Wednesday nights we usually dance to recorded music, except on Live Music Nights held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, where the music is played by the Melbourne Colonial Dancers Band.
(Note: In December the Live Music Night is on the 1st Wednesday, and the Christmas breakup Night is usually held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.)

Your first Wednesday night dance with us is FREE
(note prices are as per listed at left)


To help with the dances we are making an effort to provide the instructions for them.

Cover of the book Merry Country Dance by Peter Ellis

Some Dances can all be found in the book "Merry Country Dance" that has been written by Peter Ellis.  Some dances for each month on our proposed program are included in this book. There are instructions for over 170 dances in this book. When Colonial Balls, Woolshed Balls or Tea Dances are being organised then at least 75% of the dances on those programs (and sometimes over 90%) are in this book.

"Merry Country Dance"  is sold through the Bush Dance and Music Club of Bendigo. You can purchase it from the Secretary of BDMCB (Mary Smith) 03 54421153. E-Mail Mary by clicking here. The cost is $35 plus 8.60 postage (which will allow you have three books sent).

Created 5 June 2012 : Last updated May 2022