Colonial Ball 2020

The Monaro Folk Society’s

2020 Colonial Ball

Dancers at Colonial Ball 2010

7:30pm – 12:00am

Saturday 26th September

The Albert Hall – Canberra


The 40th annual Colonial Ball will be held on Saturday 26th September 2020 at the Albert Hall in Canberra.

Dress for the Ball will be Colonial / early 1900’s evening dress wear, or after five – see also the theme below.
(For ideas on how others dress for the Ball, see the Colonial Ball page)

Welcome drinks and hors d’oeuvres from 7:30pm with dancing from 8:00pm to midnight, including a fully catered supper.

Band:  Bush Capital Band

Caller: TBA

Theme: TBA, feel free to interpret this any way you wish!

TICKET SALES will commence around June 2020, from when there will be link here that will take you to details, prices and an on-line order form.

The DANCE PROGRAM will be made available in due course.




COME AND TRY BUSH DANCING – a FREE introduction to bush dancing for anyone 12 years or older.

The Monaro Folk Society is offering all Canberrans the chance to dance at the iconic Albert Hall, at a free “Come and Try Bush Dancing” class.

The class will be held on Saturday September 26, from 10.30am to midday – doors open 10.15am, and provides an introduction to Bush Dancing for anyone who has never danced, or has done other dance styles.

Our expert teacher will introduce you to Bush Dancing with an easy session of instruction and fun dances. All to live music from our society musicians.

Come alone, or bring your partner, friends or family (suitable for ages 12 upwards – no upper limit!). Wear loose, light, comfortable clothing, preferably layered for easy warmth regulation, and flat soled, smooth or non-grippy shoes (clean soles and no high heels to protect the beautiful wood floor).

For more information contact Antonella on 0413 295 004

CANBERRA MANDOLIN ORCHESTRA CONCERT – enjoy an afternoon concert before the Ball, at Albert Hall, starting 2.00pm. To be confirmed.

POST BALL PICNIC – come and enjoy the splendor of Canberra’s annual Floriade Festival and catch up with other Ball attendees. From 11am until 2pm (or stay later if you wish) on Sunday 27 September at the Amphitheater in Commonwealth Park – click here for location map. Self catering, but any leftovers from the Ball will be brought along too.





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