Bush Music Club Inc.

Colonial Balls

The club currently runs two full dress colonial balls a year.
Prices are held astonishingly low for a catered ball -
and are even cheaper if you get in early!

The Heritage Ball 2016

The Bush Music Club Inc. will hold its 2016 Heritage Ball in Parramatta Town Hall on Saturday 21st May 2016.

Grand March starts at 7:00pm, dance until midnight.

Another grand occasion for your enjoyment with music by our renowned Heritage Ensemble. Dress in your favourite fashion from Regency through to Ragtime. Ball tickets will again be limited. A light supper and refreshments are provided during the evening.

$50 for BMC members (before May 7)
$60 for non-members (before May 7)
$40 for students (before May 7)
All tickets purchased after May 7 will be $70 each
A discount of $3 per person can be obtained for a set of 4 couples (8 tickets) booked and paid for at the same time and before May 7
No tickets will be available after May 16th.
Payment by Cheque to:
Bush Music Club Inc
PO Box 433
Sydney 2001
Please indicate that the payment is for ball tickets.
Or by EFT to:
"Bush Music Club"
BSB 062-005
Account 00907524
Email wendy_richmond (at) yahoo.com with a copy of your bank's receipt and a note that it is for ball tickets (names of attendees is helpful).
Dances will be taught at workshops in May:
Pennant Hills Community Centre
Mondays - 2nd, 9th and 16th May
7:30pm - 9:30pm, $7
Hut 44, Addison Rd Community Centre, Marrickville
Wednesdays - 4th, 11th and 18th May
7:30pm - 9:30pm, $7
Post-Ball Picnic
Wear colonial dress, further details will be available at the Ball
Enquiries to Wendy Richmond ph (02) 9642 7950 or 0412 145 262
or email wendy_richmond (at) yahoo.com

Wayne Richmond has some pictures from previous balls at www.humph.org/heritage/

36th Colonial Subscription Ball - Saturday 27th August 2016
at Maitland Town Hall with the Coalbrook Band

This 36th BMC Subscription Ball is a Colonial-style ball, but also includes some older and several more modern dances; these dances come from a variety of genres including Playford, Modern English and Celtic. The Ball will be held at Maitland Town Hall, which has one of the best sprung dance floors in the country.

Please arrive at the Maitland Town Hall (High Street, Maitland, NSW) from 6pm. Preferred dress is formal and in keeping with Australia's Colonial period. THis year we have an optional colour scheme of red, white and green - the Welsh colours. Hall is open from 6pm and hors d'oeuvres will be served from 6:30pm. There will be a combined hot and cold supper break around 9pm. Hot and cold drinks will be available most of the evening, with water available throughout.

The Ball will commence with a Grand March at 7pm. Dances will be re-capped and called or, for couples' dances, led from the floor. There will be no walk-throughs. Attendance at one or more of the practices is highly recommended so that you can relax and fully enjoy the ambience of the Ball. The practices themselves provide enjoyable days/ evenings of dance in a much less formal setting.

Recovery Picnic

The BBQ/picnic/informal dance will again be held on the Sunday following the Ball, 28th August, from 11:00am at Marmong Park, George Street, Marmong Point on the west side of beautiful Lake Macquarie. The Marmong Point Community Hall there will provide a dance floor and shelter from the weather (if required). There is a large grassy area with shade trees and a view of Lake Macquarie. The Lake foreshore is nearby and the renowned Lake Macquarie Art Gallery is a few minutes drive away in a lovely setting by the Lake.

(Google Maps link).

Please BYO chairs if possible, other drinks and dancing shoes. Musicians, please bring your instruments.

Practice Sessions

Central Coast
Sunday August 7. 10am-5pm. East Gosford Progress Hall,
Wells St and Henry Parry Dr. East Gosford.
Contact Arthur or Julia - Ph 49555701

Sunday August 14. 10am-5pm.
St James Masonic Hall, Metcalfe St, Wallsend (near intersection with Cowper St).
Contact Arthur or Julia - Ph 49555701

Sunday August 21. 10am-4pm.
Scout Hall, Park Ave, Concord.
Contact Wendy - Ph 0412 145262.

All practice sessions cost $8 for the day.
Tea and coffee is provided.
*** Attendance at practices is highly recommended ***

There will also be practice nights at Pennant Hills Dance Workshop.

For further information, please see users.tpg.com.au/juliasm/BMC-Ball. A booking form and dance list is there, and dance instructions are also available there.

Enquiries to Wendy Richmond ph (02) 9642 7950 or 0412 145 262
or email wendy_richmond (at) yahoo.com

Heritage Ball 2005
View of previous ball
Photo: Mike Young