Some links to videos of popular dances

This selection is designed to help newcomers become more familiar with the dances.

Circassian Circle
Gay Gordons
Pride of Erin
Military Two Step
Swedish Masquerade
Thady You Gander
Waves of Tory
Virginia Reel

Note: Within Australia (and internationally) several different versions of a dance can evolve down the years. The versions shown in these videos have been chosen to be as similar as possible to those done in South Australia and provide a clear picture of the basic patterns of the dances. Note for keen dancers: The videos uploaded by Mary Smith are supplemented by notes by one of Australia’s leading dance historians, Peter Ellis (1946-2015). Just click on ‘Show more’ on her webpages to reveal all. For tributes to Peter see here.