The Display Group of the Melbourne Colonial Dancers performs early Australian dancing for all occasions including fetes, festivals, dances and parties.

Types of functions performed at:

Community Festivals
Australian Folk and Bush Dances
Corporate Functions Private Functions and Concerts
Folk Festivals Workshops and Classes

Highlights of the Melbourne Colonial Dancers performances include:

  • Edinburgh Military Tattoo 1988
  • Melbourne Concert Hall
  • National Folk Festivals
  • Sovereign Hill, Ballarat
  • World Congress Centre
  • Southgate Multicultural May
  • Free Entertainment in the Park, Melbourne
  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl
  • Australia Day, Swanston St Melbourne
  • Community Festivals - various

The Colonial costumes worn by the Display Group are replicas of the clothing worn circa. 1860 in Australia and have been made by the Colonial Dancers. To celebrate the centenary of Australia's Federation in 2001, the Display Group made costumes in the Federation style and performed dances done in the Federation period.

Type of Displays:

  • Dancers perform with our musicians or to mini disc music
  • Run a dance - with musicians, a dance caller, and dancers to help demonstrate the dances


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Created 5 June 2012 : Last updated 22 July 2012.