2019 Event Reviews

Dancing with Robert
AGM and Samhain/Halloween
John Munro: Shooglenifty melodies
New Dancer’s Celebration
Annual Dance: A happy and fun night!
A Tartan-Filled July Night
Linden: 60 Years Dancing
Dance Around the World!
April Tartan Night
Start of 2019 Club Year
Summer Ceilidh

Dancing with Robert

Our new Club secretary Robert is a keen dancer, travelling with wife Brenda (a Tawa Club member) throughout Wellington and to the Wairarapa to get his fill of dancing.

Find out about Robert’s experiences at Eastbourne and Carterton

AGM and Samhain/Halloween

As in the last few years, we combined the Club AGM with a celebration of the Scottish tradition of Samhain (Halloween).

Thanks to all those who came along to make up a quorum, help with decision making, and enjoy our fun night of Samhain-themed dances, music and supper treats! See more about the AGM and celebration

John Munro: Shooglenifty melodies

Past Johnsonville Club member (and current Carterton dancer) John Munro tells us about a Shooglenifty concert in Carterton and the Wairarapa’s Kokomai Creative Festival

New Dancer’s Celebration

The Wellington Region New Dancers’ Celebration on 12 October at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua was a lot of fun with a festive atmosphere.

Sixteen of our first and second year dancers attended, supported by fifteen of our experienced dancers, plus Hilary in the band. See more about this great evening

Our Annual Dance: A happy and fun night!

Our shared Annual Dance on Saturday 24 August with Capital City at Ngaio Town Hall was a really happy fun night.

With 10 sets on the floor (as well as a few more people on the sidelines) the hall was buzzing with laughter, music and conversation. Click here for more about the evening and lots of photos

A Tartan-Filled July Night

What a great night we had on Monday 22 July at our second Tartan Night of the year.

Fifty dancers, a jolly MC, and three talented musicians made for a really fun night.

See more about this evening that was buzzing with conversation and laughter

Linden: 60 Years Dancing

Eleven Johnsonville Club members took to the floor at Ngaio Town Hall on 13 July, helping Linden Club celebrate 60 years of dancing.

Find out more about this anniversary and Ian Simmonds’ new dance, Linden’s Diamond, which he devised for the occasion

Dance Around the World!

Each year as winter approaches, Johnsonville holds a themed social night with dinner and dancing for members and their families. This year on 11 May we celebrated the international nature of the Scottish Country Dancing community, and the international diversity of our club membership.

As always, it was lots of fun with good food, good company and a great programme! See more from Kristin Downey about our themed evening

April Tartan Night: Fun for all!

What a great evening we had at our first Tartan Night of the season on 8 April! With eight sets on the floor, the hall was buzzing with lots of smiles and laughter.

Rod’s excellent programme catered for both experienced and new dancers, and the music, good company and delicious supper all combined to make for a night of bonhomie.

See more highlights of this fun-filled evening here

Fantastic start to the 2019 Club Year!

After four weeks of our very successful Beginners’ Classes, our club year began on 4 March.

We had seven sets on the floor! The icing on the cake was seeing so many of our new dancers joining us at our first club night of the year. Once you’ve caught the Scottish Country Dancing bug, it’s hard to resist!

See more about our first few weeks of dancing here

Summer Ceilidh 2019

Our summer social event was held a week later this year, on Saturday 2 February.

Once again, the weather was hot and sunny on the bowling green and we had our biggest attendance yet.

See more about this fun-filled event and photos

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