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 and 5pm in the Main Hall at the Pennant Hills Community Centre, 70 Yarrara Rd, Pennant Hills, NSW. The cost is $5 and there is water, tea, and coffee available. Afterwards we usually go down to the Hotel Pennant Hills for dinner together.

The schedule for 2017 is:

DateStyle
February 19

Contra - Australian

Contra dances written by Australians and featured in Down Under Contra 2.

  • Lost and Found - Peter Foster
  • Dust Devils - Keith Wood
  • Little Burra Birthday Bash - Jeanette Mill
  • At Skaters' Pond - Felicity Hattingh
  • Banana Split - Keith Wood
  • Balance and Swing Through - Peter Foster
  • Walk Through the Walls - David Wanless
  • We'll Meet Again - Arthur Kingsland
  • To Your Corners - Peter Foster
  • Lampposts - Keith Wood
  • Short But Sweet - Keith Wood
March 19

Pat Shaw Centenary

A selection of dances written by Pat Shaw.

April 9

Contra - Gene Hubert

Contra dances written by Gene Hubert.

  • The Pittsboro Pattycake
  • Momma Loo's Reel
  • Triskaidekaphilia
  • Renewal
  • Diagonal Discovery
  • Sarah's Journey
  • Punctuated Raindrops
  • Dynamic Appeal
  • Zigzags
  • Chained Men
  • Angular Momentum
  • Missouri Stars
  • Butter
May 21

English Country

Dances from the era of Jane Austen.

June 18

Contra - Rerun

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

  • Momma Loo's Reel - Gene Hubert
  • Dynamic Appeal - Gene Hubert
  • Walk Through the Walls - David Wanless
  • Little Burra Birthday Bash - Jeanette Mill
  • Chained Men - Gene Hubert
  • Butter - Gene Hubert
  • We'll Meet Again - Arthur Kingsland
  • Balance and Swing Through - Peter Foster
  • Triskaidekaphilia - Gene Hubert
  • Renewal - Gene Hubert
  • Lampposts - Keith Wood
  • Short But Sweet - Keith Wood
July 16

Contra - Novelties

Contra dances with unusual and interesting movements.

  • Push Me Pull You Two - Jim Hemphill
  • Love at First Swing - Bob Isaacs
  • Woven Waves - Cary Ravitz
  • Maliza's Magical Mystery Motion - Cary Ravitz
  • Caught in the Nette - Keith Wood
  • Invertro Flirtilization - Jim Hemphill
  • Life's Porpoise - Keith Wood
  • Leave the Wine - Rick Mohr
  • Beneficial Tradition - Dan Pearl
  • Give the Gents a Whirl - Don Veino
  • Ants Marching - Ron T Blechner
  • Denis' Device - Keith Wood
August 20

My dances

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

September 17

Contra - Jim Hemphill

Contra dances written by Jim Hemphill.

  • Caveman
  • Beneath the Stars
  • Hazelnut
  • Pecan Pie
  • The Easily Led Lad
  • Playground
  • Butterfly Bonanza
  • November Nights
  • Two Faces
  • The Arcadian Fling
  • Rounding the Corners
  • The Teaser
  • Dalliance
October 15

English Country

Dances from the era of Jane Austen.

November 19

Contra - Rerun

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

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