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Family Bush Dance

Status:Some On-line and some in the hall in 2021

Children's Bush Dance

Status:Resuming in April 2021

Other Dance Events

Status:being planned

Family Bush Dance via Zoom
17th April 2021 7.30pm

Featuring:

Jane Bullock

Jane Bullock

Jane has been calling dances across Australia and internationally in UK, USA and Russia since the 1970s. She is currently the dance convenor for the Victorian Folk Music Club, and is a member of the Brumbies bush band and Delia's Friends English country dance band.

Featuring:

Norm Ellis

Norm Ellis

Norm is one of Victoria's leading folk dance callers, and a long time organiser in the Traditional Social Dance Association of Victoria. Norm also initiated the dance workshop component of the VFMC's Wattle Day celebrations, and has run these dance workshops for several years.

This is the April VFMC Zoom dance. The theme for the evening will be "Places dances".

Zoom virtual meeting

Flier

Children's Bush Dance
17th April 2021 2.00pm
Featuring:

The Billabong Band

The Billabong Band

The Billabong Band is the Victorian Folk Music Club's own performance group and is probably the longest established band in Australia playing traditional music for Bush / Colonial dances and for concerts. The line-up is variable and depends on which musicians are available at the time.

VFMC children's bush dance on the third Saturday of each month during school terms. Dances are called and these events are tailored to suit school age children. A different band is featured each month. Parents or guardians are welcome attend and to participate in the fun.

East Ringwood Elderly Citizens Hall

Melway ref. 50B8

Flier

Woolshed Ball
22nd May 2021 7.30pm
Featuring:

The Billabong Band

The Billabong Band

The Billabong Band is the Victorian Folk Music Club's own performance group and is probably the longest established band in Australia playing traditional music for Bush / Colonial dances and for concerts. The line-up is variable and depends on which musicians are available at the time.

An evening of dancing in the traditional style, featuring great live music.

East Ringwood Elderly Citizens Hall

Melway ref. 50B8

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Future VFMC Dance Events

Forthcoming dances: Select Performer name to view details of the event and performers:

The Billabong BandChildren's Bush DanceSat 17th Apr 2021  2:00PM
Jane BullockFamily Bush Dance via ZoomSat 17th Apr 2021  7:30PM
Norm EllisFamily Bush Dance via ZoomSat 17th Apr 2021  7:30PM
ComhaltasFamily Bush Dance (hall/Zoom)Sat 1st May 2021  8:00PM
The Billabong BandWoolshed BallSat 22nd May 2021  7:30PM
Corona Virus Arrangements

VFMC are currently working towards a safe return to face-to-face dance events subject to current Government restrictions and our Covid safe plan . The first dance back at the hall is planned for Saturday 6th March 2021, but please monitor this web site for current status.

A summary of the restrictions is:

  • Admission is limited to advance purchase ticket holders.
  • Masks must be worn at all times.
  • Social distancing must be maintained while not dancing.
  • Hand sanitiser must be used upon arrival and after every dance.
  • Use only one seat, and do not change seats during the evening.
  • No hugging or kissing, and depart promptly after the dance.

But you can still dance! Dance convenor Jane has organised dances which can be be done at home using a Zoom Connection.

From Saturday 1st August, at 7.30 pm, VFMC will be conducting on-line bush dance sessions twice a month using Zoom. Please contact Jane, the dance convenor for details.

Join us for a family bush dance at your home on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month at 7.30pm. There is no charge. Just contact Jane for the meeting code and password.