Colonial Ball

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2017 Colonial Ball

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THIRTY-SIXTH ANNUAL COLONIAL BALL

SATURDAY, 2 SEPTEMBER 2017

The Monaro Folk Society’s annual Colonial Ball will be held on Saturday 2 September 2017 at the Albert Hall, Canberra.

Music by The Heritage Ensemble Band with Heather Clarke calling. The Heritage Ensemble Band has made regular appearances at Monaro Folk Society Dances over recent years. Heather Clarke, an accomplished dance historian and caller, is widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading dance callers.

Doors will open at 7.20pm for pre-paid ticket collection, with a pre-ball welcome drink from 7:30pm and dancing from 8:00pm to midnight, including a fully catered supper.

Dress will be colonial / early 1900s evening dress wear or after five.

This year we celebrate the Centenary of the Trans-Australian Railway. Dance back in time and wear something sumptuous, funny, elegant, unconventional inspired by the many people, including federal politicians, theatrical performers and members of the royal family who travelled on the line.

Please see Photo Pools for pictures and videos from previous Colonial Balls.
Also John Carroll has restored his history of Heritage Dances (Colonial Balls), 1981 - 2011, that he compiled years ago, to his website. [Link]

Dance Program

The Colonial Ball Program for 2017 will be available in July. Also included are details of where you can learn the dances, a link to instructions for all the dances, plus videos of some of the dances.


Colonial Ball Recovery Picnic

Come dressed in your evening or daytime colonial wear or just casual wear. BYO picnic to the Colonial Ball Recovery Picnic at the Ampitheatre at Commonwealth Park from 12 noon - 3pm on Sunday 3 September 2017.

Ticket Sales 2017

As the Colonial Ball is fully catered, pre-purchase of tickets is essential for catering numbers. There will be NO tickets sold at the event.

Ticket sales will close on August 30. Late bookings may be accepted subject to availability (through cancellations), but will incur a $5 late booking fee in addition to the prices listed below. For late bookings please call Antonella Salpietro on 0413 295 004.

Ticket Prices 2017

This Year's ticket prices are:

2017 ticket pricing [all inclusive]: Early Bird
   $$
After Aug 1
     $$      
MFS Members / Groups / Interstate Visitors 54 64
Other Adult 59 69
Under-18 (accompanied by adult dancer) or full time student (student id card must be shown on request) 29 34
Non-Dancer 45 50
Musician Companion 30 35



Purchase Options

Tickets are expected to go on sale in June 2017. Payment will be by Direct Deposit, Cash, Cheque or Postal Order. See the Payments Page for details of Direct Deposit details.

Special Dietary Requirements

Please advise any special dietary requirements to bookings(at)mfs(dot)org(dot)au following your online ticket purchase, or advise Mark when you buy direct from him.

Billeting

There are many locals who love billeting our interstate guests. If you would like us to request billeting for you, or if you are a local who can offer to billet, please email:
Antonella <asalpietro(at)hotmail(dot)com>


2016 Colonial Ball

THIRTY-FIFTH ANNUAL COLONIAL BALL
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SATURDAY, 3 SEPTEMBER 2016

The Monaro Folk Society’s annual Colonial Ball was held on Saturday 3 September 2016 at the Albert Hall, Canberra.

Music was by Stringfiddle with Peter Foster calling.

Doors opened at 7.20pm for pre-paid ticket collection, with a pre-ball welcome drink from 7:30pm and dancing from 8:00pm to midnight, including a fully catered supper.

Dress was colonial evening dress wear or after five.

Please see Photo Pools for pictures and videos from previous Colonial Balls.

Dance Program

The Colonial Ball Program for 2016. Also included are details of where you can learn the dances, a link to instructions for all the dances, plus videos of some of the dances.


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