The Bush Music Club's
2016 Subscription Ball

Maitland Town Hall

Saturday, 27th August 2016

with the Coalbrook Band

Revised dance instructions now available - Resolving the issue with the Kalgoorlie Alberts [Current version: 10 August - PDF format]

Alan & Suzanne

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The Ball

The music is a special feature for the  BMC's Subscription Ball with the Coalbrook Band providing wonderful dance music and handling the large musical diversity with great accomplishment. Again this year we will enjoy the musical talents of the Strutt family plus the great fiddle expertise of Chris Duncan and Bob McInnes. As usual, the programme will include Colonial, Scottish, English, Irish and other dances. Preferred dress is formal in keeping with Australia's Colonial period; the optional colour theme for the night is red, white and green (Welsh colours).

The Maitland Town Hall has undergone substantial renovations. The floor has been re-sanded and coated; it should not be slippery, however we recommend dancers bring a pair of shoes with Topy soles (less slippery) as well as a pair with leather (if preferred). The entrance to the hall from the foyer has changed; please go through the corridor to the left and around to the main hall. A retractable seating block has been installed in the hall, to cater for concerts, which will not be used for our ball. There is still plenty of floor area for dancing.

Please arrive at the Maitland Town Hall from 6 pm - entry via the front door only. Hors d'oeuvres will be served at 6:30 pm and the Grand March will commence at 7 pm. There will be a combined savoury and sweet supper at around 9 pm. Hot and cold drinks will be available for most of the evening with water available throughout.

Dance List

Cadwyn Catrin (Catherine’s Chain)
Corofin Plain Set (figs 1-4)
Eightsome Reel
Hole in the Wall
Kalgoorlie Alberts
Killarney Waltz
Love ‘em and leave ‘em
Margaret’s Waltz
Orleans Baffled
Palais Glide
Pam Gainsford’s Delight
Polka Quadrille
Prince Imperials Quadrille
Queen of Sheba
Rhif Wyth
Salty Dog Rag
Swedish Progressive Waltz
Turning by Threes

Dance  Instructions

Download the Dance Instructions [PDF format] [Current version: 10 August - PDF format].

Ball & BBQ Picnic Prices & Booking Form

Download the Booking form here

Tickets for the ball are limited to 120, so please book early.

The Ball: Early Bird prices up to, and including, Sunday, 14th August 2016:
BMC Members $50 **
Non-BMC Members $55 **
Full-time students - $35 **
Non-dancers - $45 **
**Prices from 15th to 21st August – Add $5 to each ticket price.
For catering purposes all Ball tickets must be pre-booked, payments made and details confirmed via the booking form or via email by 21st August.
BBQ / Picnic (catered) $10
Booking and payments for the BBQ/picnic must be received by 21st August. You can attend this event and fully cater for yourself for free if you wish.

Please pay for both Ball and BBQ / Picnic at the time of your booking. Payments can be made:

  • by cash at any BMC dance or Ball practice/workshop
  • by cheque payable to "Bush Music Club" sent to Bush Music Club Inc., PO Box 433, Sydney NSW 2001
  • by direct deposit to Bush Music Club, BSB 062-005 / Acct: 0090 7524. Please identify yourself by using the booking name as the remitter, and send payment and dancer(s) details via e-mail to: Wendy Richmond

Ball Practices

Attendance at Ball Practices is highly recommended as dances will not be walked through at the Ball.

Sunday 7th August,
10 am - 5 pm
Central Coast
East Gosford Progress Hall
Wells St and Henry Parry Drive
East Gosford
Google Maps Link
Contact: Arthur or Julia
Join us for drinks & dinner at Gosford RSL after the practice.
Sunday 14th August,
10 am – 5 pm
Newcastle and Lake Macquarie
St James Lodge Masonic Hall
Metcalfe Street, Wallsend
Google Maps Link
Contact: Arthur or Julia
Note: Wallsend Street Fair will be on in the main street, so parking may be at a premium. You may need to park further up the hill and walk back down.
Date: 21st August,
10 am – 4 pm
Concord Scout Hall
Park Ave, Concord
Google Maps Link
Contact: Wendy

Recovery Picnic

The venue for the recovery Picnic / BBQ / Dance on Sunday 28th August from 11 am is Marmong Park, George Street, Marmong Point on the west side of beautiful Lake Macquarie [Google Maps Link].

The park contains the Marmong Point Community Hall for dancing and shelter from the weather (if required). There is a large grassy area with shade trees and a view of Lake Macquarie. The Lake foreshore is nearby and the renowned Lake Macquarie Art Gallery is a few minutes drive away in a lovely setting by the Lake.



Further Information

For more information contact Wendy Richmond:
T: 0412 145 262
W: <> - this page!
See also: the Bush Music Club's Website <>[New Window]

Page History:

10.08.2016 Revised instructions with amendments for Kalgoorlie Alberts Quadrille
4.08.2016 Added note about parking and Wallsend Street Fair on date of Newcastle practice & Dinner after the Gosford practice
31.07.2016 New version of dance instructions - minor changes
30.07.2016 Added links to dance instructions
21.07.2016 Added prices, dates, booking and payment information; amended contact details
15.03.2016 Initial Draft

Page created by: Arthur Kingsland
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