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 2018 is:

DateStyle
February 18

Contra - All Year

Every month a Contra dance.

  • January Mixer - Bob Dalsemer
  • Leap Year (29th February) - Norm Ellis
  • March Variation #1 - Barb Kirchner
  • Flowers of April - Gene Hubert
  • May the 5th be with You - Jim Hemphill
  • 24th of June - Steve Schnur
  • July 12 Birthday Triplets - David McMullen
  • 24th of August - Tom Lehmann
  • Sweet September - Myra Hirschberg
  • October Colors - Linda Leslie
  • November Nights - Jim Hemphill
  • Christmas '96 - Martha Wild
March 18

My dances

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

April 15

Contra - Peter Foster

Contra dances written by Peter Foster.

  • Look Before You Leap
  • Highly Flung
  • Rotunda
  • Becky's Waltz
  • Butterfly Fly Away
  • Daisy Chain
  • Pushover
  • The Plagiarist's Reel
  • Dixie Supertwirl
  • Gypsy Stalker
  • Zig Zag Contra
  • California Becket
May 20

English Country

Dances from the era of Jane Austen.

June 17

Contra - Rerun

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

  • Daisy Chain - Peter Foster
  • Butterfly Fly Away - Peter Foster
  • May the 5th be with You - Jim Hemphill
  • 24th of June - Steve Schnur
  • Highly Flung - Peter Foster
  • Sweet September - Myra Hirschberg
  • Dixie Supertwirl - Peter Foster
  • Becky's Waltz - Peter Foster
  • Zig Zag Contra - Peter Foster
  • October Colors - Linda Leslie
  • November Nights - Jim Hemphill
  • The Plagiarist's Reel - Peter Foster
  • California Becket - Peter Foster
July 15

Contra - Around the World

Tour the world with Contra.

  • Alabama Jubilee
  • San Diego Sleigh Ride - Martha Wild
  • New York Superfudge Chunk - Myra Hirschberg
  • Missouri Compromise - John Coffman
  • Kittyhawk Hornpipe - Don Armstrong
  • The Danish Loom - Linda Leslie
  • Belgian's Delight - Chris Page
  • Bye, Bye, Baltimore - Bob Dalsemer
  • Aberdeen Angus - John Coffman
  • Alberta Street Contra - Rich Goss
  • Sleepless at Pinewoods - Bob Isaacs
  • A Slice of Pinewoods - Ann Cowan, et al.
August 19

My dances

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

September 16

Contra - Keith

Contra dances written by myself.

October 14

English Country

Dances from the era of Jane Austen.

November 18

Contra - Rerun

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

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