Set dancing sometimes called "country sets", are a popular form of folk dancing.
Set dancing has become very popular in recent years – it’s great fun, good exercise and a great way to meet people. The class caters for both experienced dancers and beginners and you can join in at any stage. It is not necessary to have a partner, this is how most people attend the class and change dancing partners during the night which gives you a chance to meet lots of new people.
Who does this kind of dancing?
One of the best forms of social dancing, set dancing is done by all age groups. When at one of the festival dances it is normal to see young, middle aged & older dancers up on the floor having a great time together.
Beginners and experienced dancers are welcome at any time.
It is not necessary to book in advance, just come along.
Each class begins at 8pm and typically runs as follows:
We start promptly at 8pm.
During the first half of the night, we teach a set from scratch, starting with the basics. No prior knowledge of dance is assumed or expected. This part of the night is particularly suitable for people who are new to set dancing
At around 9 pm, we take a break
After the break, we dance through one, two or maybe even three sets that we have covered previously in class. Newcomers have the option of joining in, which we recommend, or sitting out some or all of the second half. We encourage everyone to get on the floor for the full night, but we don’t force anyone to do so. The emphasis is primarily on having a bit of fun and no one takes it in any way seriously if something goes astray
Clothing and Shoes:
No special clothing is required, just wear whatever you are comfortable in. Although hard-soled shoes are easiest to dance in, your choice of footwear is totally up to you. You don’t need special shoes.
New dancers are welcome at any time. We start a new set from scratch every few weeks, so newcomers are not at any disadvantage.
Great fun & exercise
No experience or partner needed as you meet one on the night.
$10 for the night.
Trams: #70 along Flinders st, Swan St, Or #48 along Collins St, Bridge Rd, To Church St. Then walk or #78/79 2 stops along Church St.
Venue is halfway along Church St between Bridge Rd & Swan St