Take your partners and lets start Bush dancing!
There’s something magical that happens when people dance together. Bush Dancing is for the old and young, kids, parents, grandparents and families all joining together to master the simple moves of Bush Dancing.
Many cultures make community dance a cornerstone of their celebrations and our aim is to restore the Bush Dance to Australian communities.
The Bush Dance is a real organic experience, more than ever it’s important to connect with our kids and families. Lets get out of our heads, our phones, laptops and devices and get our feet moving!
There’s barely an Australian adult under 40 who didn’t learn ‘The Heel and Toe Polka’ to the strains The Bushwackers Dance Album blaring through the speakers. When our audiences ask us now many ‘hits’ we may have had, we often say “Did you learn The Heel and Toe at school?” and they invariably smile and say “yes”.
Since The Bushwackers released The Dance Album way back in 1981, generations of Australians have danced in town halls and Bush Barns to the music of The Bushwackers.
We decided to remake the Dance album to celebrate our 40th Anniversary because we’ve had hundreds of inquiries about the Dance Album with the dance calls. The 1981 version of the album with dance calls only came out on cassette tape and sadly tape has a life span which appears to have run out about now.
We also felt that the original album whilst very lively was in fact a little bit fast so we slowed the tunes down and created two discs: one with dance calls and one without. There’s also spoken instructions for each dance and a link to our website to download the Dance Book for free to print yourself ready to put into a folder.)
Bush dancing is a joyful outpouring of energy and communication, it’s is a fun activity for kids and adults alike and is a staple fundraiser for schools, sports clubs and various associations.