End of Month Dance

The End of Month (EoM) Bush Dances are normally held on the last Saturday in the month, from March to October excluding public holiday long weekends. Please check back here or on the MFS Calendar as all events are subject to change.

No need to bring a partner, no need to book, just turn up at the door for a great night out.

Photo Anne Mathas

Good casual, comfortable for dancing.

Please bring a contribution to the supper. Tea, coffee, cordial and water are available, costing $1 for a “bottomless” cup which you can refill throughout the whole night.



When27 October 2018  8pm – 11.30pm
Theme: From Convicts to the Ballroom
Band: Canberra Mandolin Orchestra
Caller: Colin Towns
Where: Canberra Baptist Church, Currie Cres, Kingston – Location map

Formed in 2003, the Canberra Mandolin Orchestra (CMO) brings together players of mandolin, mandola, mandocello, guitar and bass. It keeps alive the rich tradition of the mandolin groups that emerged in the first couple of decades of the 20th century. The CMO’s repertoire is very varied, showcasing the interests and versatility of its musicians.


Since the very early days of settlement dancing has played a very important role in Australian social life, providing not only recreation, but also contributing to social cohesion and a sense of belonging. In line with the theme “from Convicts to the Ballroom” the October end of month dance program will feature music and dances from the earliest Colonial period through to Federation, with a few Folk Society dancers’ favourites thrown into the mix. This theme was featured in a recent concert at the Albert Hall and some of our Dancers performed a number of the dances – so this is your chance to do them for your own fun and enjoyment.

Cost: Entry is just $18, $16 for group and concessions, $14 for MFS members (you can join at the door), students half price, under 18s free.  Please bring a plate for supper to share and, if you can, wear something inspired by the “from Convicts to the Ballroom” theme (this is optional and not a condition of entry).

Other Special Dances

New Year’s Eve Dance

Dance the evening away with the bush Band “Yarralumla Woolshed Hoppers ” led by Dave Johnson.  Calling by Don Richmond.  All dances taught and called, so no experience necessary.

Entry prices to this is just  $25, $23 for Groups and concessions, $20 for MFS members (you can join at the door), $13 for students (see below), under 18s free.

The Colonial Ball has different pricing as it includes a fully catered supper, please check the event link for full details.   This is held in September at the Albert Hall – 28 September in 2019.



Full-time (over 18) students are offered half price entry to regular bush dancing events, or discounted rate for special dances at the Yarralumla Woolshed and for the Colonial Ball, just show your student card. (Under 18’s are free at all events.)

For further information please contact:  Antonella 0413 295 004


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