Hilary Ferral: From classical violin to Scottish fiddling

Those of us who’ve been dancing for a while would have first met Hilary Ferral on the dance floor when she began dancing as a member of Tawa Club. Then in 2016 she joined Johnsonville Club, and also emerged as a Scottish Country Dancing musician in Peter Elmes’ band at Johnsonville’s very memorable 50 Golden […]

Wellington Region New Dancers’ Celebration 2022

The buzz and excitement of a full hall The last New Dancers’ Celebration held in the Wellington Region was a very successful one hosted by Waikanae Club in 2020, complete with piper Nicole Trewavas. Unfortunately, the 2021 New Dancers’ Celebration was cancelled due to Covid, a great shame considering all the work that Carterton Club […]

Tawa Annual Dance: An evening of vigorous dancing

Saturday 17 September saw the Tawa Club’s Annual Dance in the spacious Ngaio Town Hall. Over five sets were on the floor with ten Johnsonville members among them. On stage in the band was Johnsonville Club musician Aileen Logie on accordion, along with Hilary Ferral on fiddle and Jason Morris on keyboard. The Town Hall, […]

Carterton Annual Dance 2022

When: November 5, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
Where: Carterton School Hall, Holloway Street, Carterton 5713, New Zealand

Music by Aileen Logie, Hilary Ferral and Jason Morris Download the Carterton Annual Dance 2022 Programme

Annual Dance Traditions

What makes our annual dances so special? Many small customs and traditions, when added together, create a night that is special to us in all sorts of ways. First – the night It’s always on a Saturday night, a traditional Kiwi ‘night out’. Well into the 20th century, Saturday was pay day for most New […]

Tawa Annual Dance 2022

When: September 17, 2022 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Where: Ngaio Town Hall, 1 Ottawa Rd, Ngaio, Wellington 6035, New Zealand

Music by Aileen Logie, Hilary Ferral and Jason Morris Download the Tawa Annual Dance 2022 Programme

New Dancers’ Celebration 2022

When: October 8, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
Where: Knox Church Hall, 574 High Street, Boulcott, Lower Hutt 5010, New Zealand

Hosted by Johnsonville Club Music by Aileen Logie, Hilary Ferral, Jason Morris New Dancers (with invitation) $10 RSCDS members $13  (plus small plate of finger food) Non-RSCDS Dancers $16 (plus small plate of finger food)[…]

Kelburn’s Farewell

The Kelburn Scottish Country Dance Club held its final dance on Sunday 19 June. The club is closing after more than sixty years, due to a decline in numbers. Kelburn has traditionally held an annual Tea Dance and this final event was no exception. There’s a lot to be said for an afternoon dance. We […]

Ngaio Dinner Dance 2022

When: June 30, 2022 @ 6:30 pm
Where: Presbyterian Church Hall, 33 Ganges Road, Khandallah, Wellington 6035, New Zealand

Ngaio Club has invited Johnsonville dancers to join them for their annual dinner and dance. Meet at 6.30pm Dinner at 7pm. This is a sit-down meal and a fund-raising event for Save the Children who[…]