Dance your way back in time at the Colonial Ball

IF readers are intending to be at the Colonial Ball is being held on Saturday, September 6, in Albert Hall, you have only until the end of tomorrow, September 3, to book.

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The offspring of the Monaro Folk Society, which cut its teeth hosting regular bush dances and early National Folk Festivals, the Colonial Ball — now in its 33rd year — is this year being held in recognition of 100 years of service by the Australian Red Cross.

Dancers are invited to walk back in time to Australia’s Colonial period for an evening of “elegance, grace and glamour” this Saturday, September 6, a night when ball gowns and long dresses, top hats, formal suits, bow ties and even kilts are de rigeur.

Music will be by the Heritage Band from Sydney with one of Australia’s best dance-callers, Don Richmond.

And there’s no need to be shy. All dances are ‘called,’ with instructions on what to do.

The Colonial Ball, at Albert Hall, Saturday, September 6 bookings to http://mfs.org.au/wiki/index.php/Colonial_Ball or by email colonialball@hotmail.com or by phoning on 0421 814 718. Ticket sales close on Wednesday, September 3.

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