Special Events 2024


Jane Austen Dance for the Australian Heritage Festival

When: 26 April, 2024
Time: 7:30-9:30pm +tea & cake
Where: The Hills District Community Centre.
291 Dawson Parade,
ARANA HILLS, QLD 4054
Cost: $4.00 online or cash at the door.
Part of Moreton Bay Council’s Healthy & Active
Bookings appreciated.

Dance is unique in the way it connects history, culture, our ancestors, and modern life. There is something very special about experiencing the dances of our forebears – the dances that used to be a essential part of their social life, and an ingredient in every celebration.  Not only does dance capture the stories of our past in a special form, it remembers and allows us to connect to these stories in the present.  It brings a distinctive insight into why our cultural heritage was important in the past and why it is still significant today.

Jane Austen was writing her novels at the time the colonial Australia was being settled.  Jane loved dancing and included many dance scenes in her books, highlighting its importance in social life.  In the colony, the very same dances known to her were being enjoyed in grand residences, taverns, and private homes.  It’s possible  D’Arcy Wentworth, a leader in colonial society, was the inspiration for Mr Darcy in Pride & Prejudice. (Learn more on the night!).  Even in the Penal Settlement at Moreton Bay (200th anniversary this year), the educated convict, John Bushel, was allowed to teach dancing to the officers and their families.

Join us for an exceptional evening to connect with our intangible cultural heritage.

Medieval Dance

Embark on a journey through time as you discover the ancient art of Medieval dance.
Join us to Circle, Branle, Salterello and Jig.
Easy group dances which we’ll teach on the night.
Fantastic live music by Phillip’s Dog.
Costumes admired but not required.
Tickets $4.00 online or at the door, includes tea & cake
We’re part of Moreton Bay Council’s Healthy&Active
When: Friday 31st May
Time: 7:30 – 9:30pm
Where: The Hills District Community Centre, 291 Dawson Parade, Arana Hills, Brisbane

Scottish Ceilidh

Join us for a chaotic Scottish Ceilidh with live music by Phillip’s Dog

When: 28 June, 2024
Time: 7:30-9:30pm +tea & cake
Where: The Hills District Community Centre.
291 Dawson Parade,
ARANA HILLS, QLD 4054
Cost: $25.00
Bookings essential.

Steampunk Dance

When: 26 July, 2024
Time: 7:30-9:30pm +tea & cake
Where: The Hills District Community Centre.
291 Dawson Parade,
ARANA HILLS, QLD 4054
Cost: $4.00
Bookings essential.

2024 Jane Austen ~ Australian Regency Ball

5th October, 2024

Community Hall, 6 Bradley Street, Dayboro, QLD

 All events supported by Bush Traditions Inc.

 

 

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