Keith Wood - Dance Workshops

Throughout the year I run a monthly series of dance workshops at Pennant Hills. The style of dance varies between Contras, dances that I've written, and English Country dances. Although generally fairly easy, some of my dances are quite complex and are better suited to more experienced dancers.

The workshops are held on Sunday afternoons between 2:15 and 5:15pm in the Main Hall at the Pennant Hills Community Centre, 70 Yarrara Rd, Pennant Hills, NSW. A $5 donation is suggested to help cover costs. There is water, tea, and coffee available to drink. Afterwards we usually go down to the Hotel Pennant Hills for dinner together.

The schedule for 2019 is:

DateStyle
February 17

Contra - Zesty

From the book of the same name.

  • Joys of Quebec - Rick Castner
  • Instant Basket - Al Olson
  • Shadrack's Delight - Tony Parkes
  • Nantucket Sleigh Ride - Kriston Koths
  • Ted's Triplet #4 - Ted Sanella
  • Fit as a Fiddle - Ted Sanella
  • Fiddleheads - Ted Sanella
  • Green River - Al Olson
  • Housewarming - Jacob Bloom
  • The Rendezvous - Dan Pearl
  • Mason and Garden - Al Olson
  • Cockeyed Hey #1 - Al Olson
  • Larry's Way - Al Olson
March 17

My dances

A selection of dances I have written, in Australian, Scottish, Contra, and other styles.

April 14

Contra - Becky Hill

Contra dances written by Becky Hill.

  • Amazing Grace
  • Kate's Youngstown Reel
  • Kitchen Stomp
  • Sadie, Sadie
  • A Precarious Balance
  • O'Brien's Star
  • Fair Jenny's Jig
  • Trip to Cleveland
  • Smooth Sailing
  • The Big Easy
  • Chain the Swain
  • Becket in a Minute
  • Back to Dublin
  • Simplicity Swing
  • Daryl's Promenade
May 19

English Country

Dances from the era of Jane Austen.

June 16

Contra - Rerun

A rerun of the best of the previous two Contra sessions.

  • Fit as a Fiddle - Ted Sanella
  • Larry's Way - Al Olson
  • O'Brien's Star - Becky Hill
  • Sadie, Sadie - Becky Hill
  • Instant Basket - Al Olson
  • Shadrack's Delight - Tony Parkes
  • Chain the Swain - Becky Hill
  • A Precarious Balance - Becky Hill
  • Cockeyed Hey #1 - Al Olson
  • Mason and Garden - Al Olson
  • Becket in a Minute - Becky Hill
  • Kitchen Stomp - Becky Hill
July 21

Contra - Zesty

From the book of the same name.

  • D2V2 - Al Olson
  • The Men's Turn - Al Olson
  • Guardian Angel - Al Olson
  • Ocean View Reel - Tony Parkes
  • The Unending Ending - Al Olson
  • Diagonal Reel - Mae Fraley
  • Swing the Bride - Dan Pearl
  • The Weaving Gypsy - Al Olson
  • Janet's Contra
  • The Idle Noise - Erna-Lynne Bogue
  • Nancy's Reel - Lou Shapiro
  • The Proud Parents - Ted Sanella
  • Trip to Connecticut - Ted Sanella
  • Royko's Ribfest - Al Olson
August 18

My dances

A selection of dances I have written, in Australian, Scottish, Contra, and other styles.

September 15

Contra - Melanie Axel-Lute

Contra dances written by Melanie Axel-Lute.

  • Susquehanna Circle
  • Dean's Valentine
  • Oh, More Heys!
  • Pam's Four
  • The Hobbit
  • Pulling Taffy
  • Long May It Wave
  • Sweetheart
  • Salute to Dave Colestock
  • Windy Morning
  • Catch a Falling Star
  • Halloween Twist
  • Going Into Orbit
October 13

English Country

Dances from the era of Jane Austen.

November 17

Contra - Rerun

A rerun of the best of the previous two Contra sessions.

See the programs for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.