Discover the real fountain of youth. Come Colonial Dancing!

Melbourne Colonial Dancers have been meeting weekly since 1974 to enjoy traditional Australian dance which includes the following styles:

  • Australian Colonial
  • Old Time
  • Contemporary Bush
  • Anglo-Celtic – Scottish, English, Welsh, Irish
  • American (New England) Contra

We not only have fun and stay fit but also help to preserve the cultural heritage of Australian traditional dance and its music.

Our dances are a mixture of set dances and couples dances, which makes them unique among the social dances. Set dances are excellent “mixers” where dancing couples are arranged in lines, squares or circles. And there is nothing quite like couples dances for making friends!

There is a “caller” who announces what to do throughout each dance. There is usually a walk-through, a demonstration, or just a quick explanation beforehand.

You don’t need to bring a partner. Dancers are encouraged to change partners throughout the night.

Interested? Check the rest of our website and if you think you might enjoy this type of dancing we would love you to join us.

Elsewhere you will find an overview of our Program, with links to details of classes, dance and special events that we organise.

We are part of a wider community of social dancers in Australia. You will find similar dance groups in other States and Territories, and they are great people to connect with while travelling. Many dancers from around Australia take the opportunity to meet and dance together during Easter each year at the National Folk Festival in Canberra. You can find some of these through our Links page.

Indulge your dancing feet – come Colonial dancing!

NEWS


Cinderella Ball 2022

Our Cinderella Ball is now officially on 2 July 2022, and is now being put on in conjunction the City of Yarra Leaps and Bounds Music Festival.  Our Ball Page has all the details.

Wednesday Classes have Resumed

Dance classes on Wednesdays have now officially opened at Deepdene, and we are welcoming back all members, new members and visitors.

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There is a link on the top right to our Facebook page. Follow our Facebook page to see the latest posts and learn more about Melbourne Colonial Dancers, our events and activities, and other related dance information.


Official website of Melbourne Colonial Dancers Inc. (Reg No A0035634A; ABN 38 917 445 529)
Created 5 June 2012 : Last updated  21/01/22