Founded in 1979, the Adelaide Colonial Dancers aim to preserve, revive and teach colonial dances, thus also fostering the charm of yesteryear. Colonial dances are those social dances popular in Australia from European settlement to Federation, including Polkas, Mazurkas, Waltzes and Quadrilles. Although common to the rest of the world, through isolation and ethnic heritage of towns and villages, many of these common dances have developed distinct regional flavours.
Learners are welcome at our regular dances on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at the Ikaros Hall, 24 Arthur St, Unley from 7:45 to 10 pm.
- starting at the basics, no dancing experience required
- partners not required – dress is smart casual
- hard-soled shoes are a definite advantage
- we guarantee you will be competent in at least two dances after your first night even if you have never danced before.
We charge $7 per night for non-members and $5 for members.
We have an annual Grand Colonial Ball, open to the public and generally held in mid June with a live band for music.