Wongawilli Colonial
Dance Club Inc.

PO Box 17,
Albion Park,
NSW, 2527


David De Santi
0409 57 1788

This website contains information about the activities of the Wongawilli Colonial Dance Club, Wongawilli Band and Wongawilli Colonial Dancers in the Illawarra region on the south coast of New South Wales.

The Club was officially named in 1987 with dancers and musicians who had been gathering for a social mid-week bush dance in Dapto. The dance then moved to the Wongawilli Community Hall in 1989

The Club still presents a bush dance every Wednesday at the Wongawilli Community Centre (Hall) (except over Christmas/New Year).

There is a live band and all the dances are walked and called through. Acoustic musicians are welcome and sheet music is provided.

There are a number of theme dances nights during the year, see below and click here for Coming Events.

The Club celebrates 26 years of making music and dance. A number of events are planned from 2-4 August 2013 including a Bush Ball on the 3 August. More information

The Club also manages the Wongawilli Community Centre in an honorary capacity for the Wollongong City Council.

Click here for directions to Wongawilli Community Hall

Click here for Google Map of Wongawlli


Click here for latest newsletter

Past and present members of the Wongawilli Band and Colonial Dancers at the 25th Anniversary Celebration Concert held on 3 August 2012.




Wee Willi Fest
Celebrating 27 Years of Wongawilli

Wednesday Night Bush Dance Celebration - Wednesday 31 July

26th Anniversary Concert - Friday 2 August 2013 - at the Illawarra Folk Club, City Diggers Wollongong, 7.30pm. Folk Club members $10, Non-members $15

Bush Ball - Saturday 3 August 2013 - Albion Park Centenary Hall, 7.30pm. Adults $10, includes supper, tea and coffee. BYO drinks.

Concert and Social - Sunday 4 August 2013 - Mount Kembla Hotel, 2-5pm.

The band, dancers and Club will celebrate over this weekend. The concert will include a majority of past members.

More information


Italian Folk Dance
Wednesday 4 June 2014

A social evening of Italian folk dances and live music. All dances called and walked through. Entry is $3 per adult and Children (U16) free. A light Italian flavoured supper with tea, coffee and sweets is included.

More information

Download a DL sized electronic flyer


St Andrews Scottish Ceilidh
27 November 2014

The Club likes to celebrate all sorts of folk dance from around the world and this night will feature Scottish folk and country dances in honour of St Andrews Day.

Getting your tartan out and warm up for the haggis as well...

Usual cost $3 per adult.

Musicians welcome to join the acoustic band in playing Scottish jigs, reels, waltzes and the odd strathspey...

Christmas with Wongawilli
21 December  2014

Wongawilli Colonial Dance Club's final fling for the year. The night commences at 6.30pm for pre-dinner drinks, nibbles and Christmas Carols. This will be followed by a roast dinner and dessert. BYO drinks. Tea and coffee will be provided.

The evening will continue with 4 hours of Australian bush dances as done in the ballrooms of the city and woolsheds of the bush.  MORE INFORMATION


Monthly Traditional Music
Sessions Continue

The regular Bush Dance at Wongawilli Hall will become a traditional music session for the last Wednesday of coming months.

It will be a chance for musicians to play traditional tunes and songs in a free and relaxed situation. Special guest John Broomhall leads the singing!

Sheet music will still be provided to encourage new musicians to join in.

Dancers are still welcome but there will be no calling or walking through of dances.

BYO drinks with a supper still provided.The cost will be $3 per adult, children free


Club, Band and Dancers
turn 26 in 2013!

The Wongawilli Colonial Dance Club along with the Wongawilli Band and Colonial Dancers turn 26 on the Wednesday 31st July 2013!  Come and dance at the Hall/

The Tunes of John McKinnon

New tune book released at Illawarra Folk FestivalThe Tunes of John McKinnon - 45 tunes, 2 songs from traditional dance musician from Victoria.

Click here for more detail and to purchase.




Play the clip below to hear and see the Wongawilli Band.
3 minutes 17 seconds in duration.

wongawilli from Why Documentaries on Vimeo.

More sound samples of band at Myspace

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