➤ English Country Dance venues

Melbourne Regency Picnic (annual event), Sunday 2nd April 2017, 12noon - 4.30pm, Ripponlea Estate, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick. Cost: 'Garden only' entry fee to Ripponlea Estate($10 per adult, other options on website) Late Georgian or Regency costume, bring picnic snacks and drinks, a picnic rug and a camera! Period dance display at 1pm. Plan to meet on the other side of the conservatory/greenhouse, near to the lake.

The National Folk Festival, folkfestival.asn.au, is the largest dance (and folk music) event in the country. It takes place over the Easter long weekend at Exhibition Park in Canberra. [29 March - 2 April 2018] Five nights and four days of music, dance, workshops etc. English Country dancing is part of the festival.

The Jane Austen Festival Australia, janeaustenfestival.com, is held in Canberra each April. [12-15 April 2018]

Regency Ryebuck with Julie Bishop - 17 May 2017, East Gosford Progress Hall, cnr Henry Parry Drive & Wells Street. Organised by Central Coast Bush Dance (website)

Alywen and John Garden organise balls and dance classes and costume information and classes and much more, refer to earthlydelights.com.au

Melbourne: Bruce Hamilton with the Well Hall Dancers' Tuesday gathering, 6 June 2016, 8pm. Church of Christ Hall, 1 The Avenue, Surrey Hills (Melway 46 H11). On 7 June at the Melbourne Colonial Dancers Wednesday session.

Sydney: Caller workshop for those who want to enhance their skills with International Teacher of Leaders/Callers, Bruce Hamilton. Thursday 8 June, 7-9pm, at The Church By The Bridge, Kirribilli. Contact Margaret for details and to register, using Facebook or e-mail.

Bundanoon Dance Weekend, June long weekend. [9-12 June 2017]. English Country is often featured in a workshop and/or appears in programme of the social dances. For 2017, dance and style workshops with USA Dancing Master Bruce Hamilton

Bruce Hamilton. All Saints Anglican Hall, Cromwell Street, New Lambton, Newcastle NSW. Workshop 13th June, 2017, 2-5pm ($10), evening dance 7-11pm ($15 or $20 w/ workshop). Organised by Hunter Folk Dancers. Enquiries: Margaret, (02) 4952 1327 or westwick1 @ dodo.com.au

Bruce Hamilton workshop. Cairns venue and date to be announced

Wentworth Falls Regency Weekend & Ball, [16th - 17th September 2017] Dance workshop and costumed ball with Regency period supper. Alll dances taught and called. Enquiries: Caroline 0439 314 948

The Traditional Social Dance Association of Victoria (TSDAV) organise the Spring Dance Weekend at Portarlington. [10-12 November 2017]. English Country is often featured in a workshop and/or appears in programme of the social dances

   ➤ English Country Dance venues