Gala Anniversary Ball 2020

Where:   The Albert Hall

When:    Saturday 7th March

Time:      7.00 pm


This event is a double celebration, as it marks both the beginning of our MFS 50th anniversary celebrations and the 30th Wedding Anniversary of regular dancers Roni and Adrian Giacobetti, who instigated this event.


The day will begin with a “by invitation only” New Vogue dance between 10.00 am and 3.00 pm.  If you’d like to take a look at the New Vogue dancing, you are welcome to go upstairs to the viewing gallery during its duration, for free.

From 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm there may be a music session led by the TNMG.  All musicians are invited to participate in this.
At 7.00 pm the Gala Ball will begin.
All dancers are invited to this very special celebration.

Entry is just $20 (an absolute bargain for any dance at Albert Hall) with a bring a plate supper after the dancing at about 10.30pm. There will be water and tea/coffee provided, bring anything else you’d like.

The current program of dances (subject to change and time permitting) is below. Callers for the evening are expected to be: Peter Foster, Colin Towns, Jeanette Mill and Mark Simmons, with music by the Bush Capital Band.

Please note that there will only be limited walk-throughs and dancers are encouraged to learn the dances beforehand (see next paragraph). Many dances will be repeated, so those who can’t find a partner or set will get a second opportunity.    Some couples dances will be led from the floor.

As many dances as possible will be practiced at the Monday night Bush Dance Workshops leading up to the Ball. Come along for some pre-Ball practice.

Dress for the evening is formal – Ball Gowns, Tails and Top Hats, or smart after 5 evening wear (long dresses and suits). Military Dress Uniform, Kilts, and Colonial Gowns are also perfectly acceptable.

There is no need to book, and doors will open at 6.30pm for the Ball. Why not bring a drink and enjoy some social time before the Ball?


Gala Anniversary Ball 2020 Dance List

7.00 pmCommence with freestyle Viennese Waltz
1Blackwattle ReelMark
Maxina (Canberra version) – led from the floorMark
3Grand march leading into the Casuarina Waltz QuadrillePeter
4Valeta – led from the floorColin
5Star TrekColin
6Levi Jackson RagColin
7Belgarth WaltzPeter
9Posties Jig / Double PostiesPeter
10Pride of Erin – led from the floorMark
11Arkansas TravellerPeter
12Little Burra Birthday BashJeanette
13Hole in the WallColin
14Queen of ShebaColin
15Love ‘Em & Leave ‘EmPeter
16Australian LadiesPeter
17Citronella MorningJeanette
18Swing Waltz – led from the floorMark
10.30 pm SUPPER




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