Category Archives: Dancing

Derwent Regency Festival 2018

For the 2021 festival, click here

Saturday 24th Nov: Grand Regency Ball and Period Concert at the historic Hobart Town Hall

Sunday 25th Nov: Regency House & Garden Party, celebrating the 200th birthday of the historic convict-built mansion, Glen Derwent

Schedule of Activities at Glen Derwent

 

Grand Regency Ball and Period Concert

at the historic Hobart Town Hall (Macquarie St, Hobart, Tasmania)

SAT 24th NOV 2018
7:30-11:30

Fine period Tasmanian music by Van Diemen’s Angels

Dancing Master: David Wanless

Tickets:
$25/ $22/ $20/ $15 (student or u/14)
trybooking.com/YIMI
or at the door.  Booking advised.

All dances taught. No dancing experience or partner required.
All ages welcome.

Please bring a plate of supper befitting a ball.

Dress: Period or formal.

Optional workshop at the Town Hall, 2:00-4:00pm
Including Mundy’s Quadrille
Learn some dances and steps before the ball if you wish. Amongst other dances, learn Mundy’s Quadrille and if you desire, be part of demonstrating it at the ball. It won’t be taught at the ball.
$8.

Supported by the City of Hobart.

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1321363047998983/

Folk Federation of Tasmania Inc
Facebook/Meetup: Dance Folk Tasmania
www.folktas.org/regency
folkdancetas@gmail.com
6273 2127

Spirited dancing to fine music. Come to dance or listen and watch.

“Fine dancing, I believe like virtue, must be its own reward.” — Jane Austen

Extra info:
The recently rediscovered Mundy’s Quadrilles will be performed at the ball. This suite of quadrille music was composed by colonial artist Henry Mundy.

The ball will feature music by 19th Century Tasmanian/Scottish convict, fiddler and composer Alexander Laing.

 

Celebrate 200 years of Glen Derwent

Regency House & Garden Party

SUN 25th NOV 2018
10:30-4:00

A day of Regency activities, fine food and tea at the historic Glen Derwent Heritage Retreat, built c. 1818, 44 Hamilton Rd, New Norfolk, glenderwent.com

Hidden behind hawthorn hedges and set in five hectares of park-like pasture and gardens overlooking the Derwent River, Glen Derwent is a 200-year-old, convict-built mansion, classified by The National Trust.

Your ticket includes all-day delicious period sweet and savoury food and hot and cold drinks as well as Regency dancing, live music, croquet, historic tours, maypole dancing, horses and cart and period games. Details: folktas.org/regency. All weather event.

Period attire admired but not required.

Glen Derwent also offers heritage accommodation.

Tickets: $20-$49 trybooking.com/YIMI or at the gate. Booking helps us plan and cater.

See Regency House & Garden Party – Activities

glenderwent.com
stay@glenderwent.com
0427 480 057
folktas.org/regency

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/571646729958722/

Facebook/Meetup: Dance Folk Tasmania
Folk Federation of Tasmania Inc

Also: Sat 24th: Grand Regency Ball and Period Concert at Hobart Town Hall

Steampunk Ball, 2018

For the 2021 ball, click here. Time travel is so confusing!

Set the dodgy controls of your favourite time travelling vehicle and whirl your way back in time to the Victorian era, but with a difference.

Destination: Wesley Hall, 58 Melville St, Hobart
Date and time: Saturday, 27th October 2018 (or should that be 1868?), 7:30pm
What: Steampunk Ball

Fun and lively period dances with simply thrilling music by the Black Swans of Trespass.
Dancing master: David “Oddsocks” Wanless

Tea duelling under the masterful direction of our Tiffenmaster, Sir Nicholas Hewenn.
Hat and glove elimination cotillon. Bring hat or gloves to participate.

You are most definitely encouraged to dress in your finest steampunk, Victoriana or formal attire. Dress to impress. (For ideas, search the web for make steampunk outfit, dress like a victorian or make victorian outfit, or look at the event page below.  You can do a lot with opp shop clothes and trinkets.)

All dances taught. No dancing experience or partner required. All ages welcome.
Please bring a plate of supper.

Tickets $17/$15/$14/$8 at trybooking.com/YJUI or at the door. Bookings advised.
Optional dance workshop, 2-4pm, Wesley Hall, $8. Feel free to attend just the ball, but if you’d like to learn or brush up on some dances, or just want another two hours of dancing, come to the workshop.

folktas.org/steampunk
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2086374238282705/
folkdancetas@gmail.com
03 6273 2127
Facebook/Meetup: dance folk tasmania
#hobartfolkdances

Folk Federation of Tasmania Inc

Time travel can be a little disorienting. If you’d like to get your bearings before arriving at the Steampunk Ball, arrive a few hours early and get some hints about blending in with the locals on the dance floor.

Optional dance workshop, 2-4pm, Wesley Hall, $8. Feel free to attend just the ball, but if you’d like to learn or brush up on some dances, or just want another two hours of dancing, come to the workshop.

Also, we will be practising the Chess Dance, where we all take on the roles of chess pieces on our giant chess board. All being well, we’ll be doing the dance during the evening at the ball.