Shearers’ Ball

Usually held on the final Saturday in March, however due to Easter this year it will be earlier, on
Sunday March 24 


The Shearers’ Ball returns for a great afternoon’s dancing with live music from Canberra band Humbug, and calling by Claire Stoneman – the dance program can be found below.

No experience is required, no need to bring a partner, all dances will be called and taught on the afternoon, so just come along in less formal colonial gear or smart casual dress and comfortable shoes and join in the fun.

Shearers’ Balls have been around in regional Australia for a long time. Traditionally, they were usually held at the end of the shearing season before itinerant shearers moved away for a well-earned break or for other work.


When:  Sunday 24 March 2024   Dancing from 2pm to 6pm

Band: Humbug

Caller: Claire Stoneman

Where:   The Folk Dance Hall, 114 Maitland St, Hackett, ACT

PRICES: Adults $25; Concessions and Canberra Weekly readers $23; MFS, Dance Delights and interstate dancers $20; Students $15; Under 18s free.  (NOTE: Tickets at the door,  eftpos and credit card facilities available, otherwise payment by cash. No online ticket sales)

Entry price includes all the hot or cold drinks you would like throughout the dance.

Please bring a plate to contribute to our nibble, savoury and dessert break.


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