Bush Dancers Dance

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The Bush Dancers Dance

The Bush Dancers Dances are nights for intermediate to experienced dancers, and will consist of fast-moving popular bush dances with minimal calling, more difficult dances that will be taught and called, or couples dances that will generally be led from the floor.

They will generally be held twice a year on the fourth Saturday of months with five Saturdays, alternating with the Multi Genre Dancers Dance.

Live music will be by the Bush Capital Band.

Venue: usually All Saints Church Hall 9 Cowper St Ainslie.

The Next Dance - Saturday 23 September 2017

We'll include bush dance favourites, some Contra, some Scottish and more. Callers for the September 2017 dance are listed below.

NOTE: VENUE CHANGE - for this dance only, the venue will be the O'Donnell Youth Centre, cnr Limestone Ave and Henty St, Braddon - car park entry off Henty St.


7pm to 10.30pm.

What should I wear?

Dress comfortably! Bush dancing is great exercise, and it is a good workout, and so don’t overdress. Even in winter you probably won’t want to wear a jumper or long sleeves while dancing. Layers of clothing work well, just as in Cross-Country skiing. Women often enjoy dancing in a skirt, as skirts flow to the music. Casual shirts are common dress. Don’t worry about what to wear – there is no special costume, just be comfortable. You probably will get warm as you dance.

What about shoes?

Since we dance on hardwood floors, many people bring a separate pair of shoes from the ones they wear to the dance. Clean off any grit from outside that might be on the soles of your shoes and could damage the floor. If possible, it is preferred not to dance in shoes with rubber soles, as these are harder on your joints – ankles, knees and hips in the long run. But people have danced in joggers, tennis shoes or whatever. If you get into dancing you might purchase a pair of dance shoes. The main thing is that your shoes are comfortable for you for active dancing. This normally means flat, comfortable shoes with smooth soles.

The music

We dance to live music provided by the Bush Capital Band. The line up is wonderfully varied and includes violins, accordions, guitars, mandolins, harmonicas, piano and concertinas.


Bush dancing has to be the best value-for-money recreation around. The cost of the Dancers' Dance is just $12, $11 for Groups and Concessions, $10 for MFS members #you can join at the door#, under 18 free.

Full-time students half price, just show your student card.

The Callers and Dances

The callers for the September 2017 dance are:

Peter Foster: Bush, Contra and maybe some other "brain-straining" dances
Mark Simmons: Scottish, Couples and Bush
Colin Towns: You name it, Colin will call it!
And possibly a few more

Hope to see you there!

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