2020 Event Reviews

A Big Night Out to end 2020
A relaxing Christmas lunch
Spring Fling at Last
Halloween/Samhain Magic!
Musicians’ Tea Dance
New Dancers’ Celebration
Tawa Annual Dance
28 September: A special club night
A Live Music July Night 2020
Charles Burden: Tuesday afternoon general dancing group
Wellington Region Summer Dancing
Welcome home, Xiaowen!
Ceilidh 2020: Summer fun for all!

A Big Night Out to end 2020

In a year full of challenges, this year’s Tartan and Final Night was unusual in many ways. However, there were lots of highlights with the best being six sets of happy faces on the dance floor. See how we finished the year on a high

A relaxing Christmas lunch

How fortunate we were to be able to gather together in this year of Covid for a relaxing couple of hours chatting over coffee, lunch or a snack at Café Thyme. See more about our Christmas lunch this year

Spring Fling at Last

Johnsonville’s Spring Fling social dinner dance only just made it into ‘Spring’ on 28 November, having been rescheduled not once, but twice. See more about this great night of socialising, dancing and great food

Halloween/Samhain Magic!

There was a great turnout and a celebratory atmosphere at this year’s Halloween-themed club night on 2 November, with 37 dancers dressed for the part bringing the dance floor to life! See more about this magical evening and photos

Musicians’ Tea Dance 2020

A great contingent of twenty-two Johnsonville dancers including MC Jeanette Watson enjoyed the afternoon of dancing at the New Zealand Musicians’ Tea Dance at Labour Weekend. Find out more about the musicians, bands and dancing

New Dancers’ Celebration 2020

The excited chatter and laughter of the crowd walking up to the hall on Saturday 10 October told the story; after months of Covid-19 restrictions, it was time for dancers to take to the floor! See more about this year’s New Dancers’ Celebration

Tawa Annual Dance 2020

A welcome return to dance occasions! For much of the year, the dance calendar was one long list of cancellations. But Saturday 3 October saw our first dance occasion since the shutdown, with the Tawa Club Annual Dance

28 September: A special club night

Even though it was ‘only’ a club night, this Monday night was pretty special, epitomising the best of Scottish Country Dancing. See why it was such an outstanding evening

A Live Music July Night 2020

Our Live Music Night and Tartan Night on Monday 13 July was such a lot of fun, with plenty of tartan, lots of happy dancers on the floor and an inviting supper spread. See more about our first dancing event in 2020 with a live band

Charles Burden: Tuesday afternoon general dancing group

Having abandoned the world of work, Charles thought it was time to try out the Tuesday afternoon general dancing group. He went along on 17 March, just before lockdown. Find out what he has to say as a first-timer

Wellington Region Summer Dancing

What better way to enjoy our daylight savings hours than to meet with fellow Scottish Country Dancers from all over the Wellington Region at the Old Government Building on Lambton Quay? Find out more from club member Liz Hands

Welcome home, Xiaowen!

Dancers from around the Wellington Region welcomed Xiaowen Yu home from eight and half years of study in the United States at a special dance on Friday 7 February. Find out more here

Ceilidh 2020: Summer fun for all!

We had perfect weather for our sixth annual summer ceilidh at Johnsonville Bowling Club on Saturday 25 January. Our event this year marked the first of many gatherings at the bowling club, as it is our new club night venue from 2020 onwards. See more about the fun we had

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