WA news

March 2023: Celebrating a special birthday for Lewis

John Brenchley wrote Bond, Lewis Bond to celebrate a special birthday for Lewis.

March 2020: Celebrating a special birthday for Pat

John Brenchley wrote The Darlington Dancer to celebrate a special birthday for Pat.

May 2019:  Celebrating a special birthday for Rena

John Brenchley wrote Gold in the West to celebrate a special birthday for Rena.

Day School with Helen Russell, Visiting Teacher and Chair, RSCDS,  Saturday 29 September 

A cold, wet day outside but great dancing and an excellent lunch.  Thanks to Helen and to all participants.

2018 Dinner Dance - Saturday 1 September

South of Perth Yacht Club

We danced the night away to the fabulous music of Catherine Fraser on Fiddle and Kyle Wait on Piano.  Finding time in between to enjoy dinner and much camaraderie.  Thanks to the organisers and the Branch for another very successful evening with everyone looking splendid in their "glad rags".   Photos.

2018 AGM 42nd and Special Resolution

On Friday 29 June the  revised Constitution was approved together with the nominations for committee

November 2017 4-week Technique class

Following the success of the 4-week Technique class held in August, John Brenchley held another 4-week session in November at Melville Uniting Church Hall.


Sunday 3 September 2017 - Lunch - Zamia Cafe King's Park

Feet grateful for a rest, we finished off the weekend with a lunch in the beautiful setting of King's Park and the Zamia Cafe.  The musicians, with their punishing schedule - arrived Perth, Saturday lunchtime from Brisbane and Sydney - departed mid PM on Sunday - no time to acclimatise to any time change.  Their visit and music was much appreciated by all.

Sunday 3 September 2017 - Special dance class - Palms Community Centre Subiaco

What?  Miss another opportunity to dance to the music of Iain Mckenzie and Emma Nixon?!  John Brenchley chose dances from Books 50 and 51.    The sun was shining and the coolness of the morning soon disappeared once we started moving.  Not forgetting the homemade morning tea.

Saturday 2 September 2017 - Dinner Dance - South of Perth Yacht Club

The scene was set.  The chandeliers glittering.  The tables pristine.  The musicians warming up.  The dancers in their finery.  How could it not be a wonderful night of great music and dances?  Many thanks to all the organisers and contributors.  Photos.

Short video clip - 2017 Dinner Dance

Saturday 17 June 2017   -  CEILIDH  - The Heel & Toe Band  

The April Hop with the live music of The Heel and Toe Band was a treat,

filled with enthusiastic dancers and called by Barbara Boyd.

40th Anniversary Celebrations - The Ball Saturday 3 September 2016 - Perth Town Hall

More photos from the Ball

40th Anniversary Celebrations - Weekend Workshop Friday 26 to Sunday 28 August 2016

Dance launch - Wyn's Fancy

At the Branch Christmas Hop on Saturday 5 December 2015 a new dance was launched,Wyn's Fancy .The dance was devised by John Brenchleyfor Wyn Caldwell, a Western Australian Branch teacher, on the occasion of a very special birthdayin January 2016.