There will be minimal teaching and prompting during the Jane Austen Festival Battle of Waterloo Ball at the Albert Hall in Canberra on Saturday 11 April. Dancers will give themselves - and their partners - the greatest pleasure if they are thoroughly familiar with the regency dance style before the Ball - by attending pre-festival dance classes in Canberra starting Saturday 7 March or by attending daytime classes during the festival itself. See ANU dance class enrolment information athttp://www.earthlydelights.com.au/the-dance-academy/classes-workshops and/or enrol in dance classes at the festival on 10 & 11 April at http://www.janeaustenfestival.com.au/tickets
21-23 April 2017
Jane Austen Festival Australia is an annual celebration in Canberra where Austen and Napoleonic fans from all over Australia come and indulge themselves in everything Regency - including dancing, music, food, games, archery, fencing, theatre, promenades, grand balls, talks, workshops, costumes and books. This festival is now a regular part of the ACT Heritage Festival, Australian Heritage Week and is supported by the ACT Government, the Australian Costumers Guild and the Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy. Since its inception in 2008 this little festival has blossomed into one of the most delightful four days anyone could experience each April in an old and beautiful part of Canberra, the Federal capital of Australia.