Adelaide International Folk DancersAdelaide International Folk Dancers was formed in 1974 and members gather on a weekly basis to enjoy dancing to exotic music, both live and recorded, from a wide variety of countries. Most of the dances are done in lines and circles, so no partner is required. The most popular dance styles are from the Balkan region where unusual time signatures seldom found in north western Europe are common.
Australian Colonial & Folk DancersThe Australian Colonial & Folk Dancers is a highly experienced and creative dance group. The group comprises qualified dance teachers, experienced callers and award-winning dance writers, as well as enthusiastic and dedicated dancers. They perform choreographed routines based on traditional and contemporary folk dances. Dances are often performed with unusual numbers or formations and may involve a perfect imbalance, where each man has two partners, allowing for optimal creativity.
Blackberry JamBlackberry Jam have performed for the delight of people all ages for the past 25 years! Be ready for an abundance of energy, expertise and fun as they take to the stage at this year's NFF. On stage, at a dance, or at the KidzFest, you’ll be tapping your toes to some of Australia’s finest bush music.
Bush Music Club Youth Bush BandIn 2020 the Bush Music Club (BMC) celebrates the centenary of the birth of one of its founders, folklorist John Meredith AM, whose extensive collections are in the National Library. Since 1954 the BMC has actively promoted Australian folk traditions through collecting and publishing all forms of folklore. The oldest folk club in Australia, BMC holds regular dance and music workshops, bush dances, concerts and colonial balls and offers a Saplings program for young musicians.
Cameron Corner Bush BandThe musicians of the Cameron Corner Bush Band play dance music for Australian bush and colonial dances. Together with callers from the Melbourne Colonial Dancers they will present an evening program of dances to welcome you to the National Folk Festival 2020.
Chris Duncan, Catherine Strutt, Jennifer StruttDancers' favourites, Chris Duncan, Catherine Strutt and Jennifer Strutt will have you up on the dance floor with their infectious and rhythmic dance music. Celebrating 30 years of playing dance music, these expert musicians will share the stage with equally brilliant dance instructors Robert Davidson and Michael Darby ensuring dancers, old and new, a brilliant night of Scottish music and dance!
Coral Eden & the Melbourne Colonial DancersThe Melbourne Colonial Dancers formed in 1974 to preserve collected Australian heritage dances and dance tunes since European settlement. They have performed at many festivals; run bush dances, dance workshops, dance displays, and birthday dances; and performed in aged care facilities. Coral has been running beginner dance classes since 1993 and is committed to helping people to learn and enjoy dancing.
Dividing Range DancersThe Dividing Range Dancers are a group of dancers from the NSW and the ACT who share a common interest in traditional and lively forms of social dance. Coming from a range of dance backgrounds, they enjoy a repertoire of couple dances, set dances and quadrilles from the past 200 years, particularly those of relevance to Australia.
Flamenco Centre CanberraTomás Dietz has been teaching pure Flamenco dance in Canberra for nearly 20 years. Most of his students start with no dance experience, but their diligence in this austere discipline brings them to appreciate the depth of this stunning expression of the human condition. His students will share their achievements in the intimate, up close and intense 'tablao' style show.
Heritage Ensemble, TheThe Heritage Ensemble is an assembly of many fine experienced dance musicians as well as a training ground for younger musicians. Under musical director, David Johnson, and with callers, Heather Clarke, Don Richmond and Cath Richmond, the Heritage Ensemble delivers a ball program that extends from colonial times through bush dancing classics to modem innovations; all danced to arranged published works, collected treasures and new tunes.
Jim & Ingrid Rehle-WilliamsJim and Ingrid have been sharing their knowledge of Bavarian dancing for nearly 20 years. Jim lived in Munich for nine years and Ingrid was born and first started dancing in a small town near the alps in Bavaria. They make dancing accessible to all levels of dancers with their clear and fun instruction. They are accompanied by some fine musicians making for an enjoyable dance experience.
Keith Wood and Pastrami on RyebuckPastrami on Ryebuck is the Contra version of Ryebuck Bush Band and has been playing for many years at Contra sessions, bush dances, and English Country dances around the country. Keith Wood is a prize-winning dance composer and calls Contra, English, and his own dances in Sydney. Together they'll get you up and dancing!