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Captain Cook Country Dance

Apr 24, 2020, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Stories of the past
A fascinating aspect of Captain James Cook’s story concerns the culture of music and dance in his life.  “Cook wisely thought that dancing was of special use to sailors”, and he used it in cultural exchange as he travelled through the Pacific.  His own life was celebrated in the popular dances of the era and these now provide a captivating way to follow his story.

Celebrating our cultural heritage
Dance is a unique way to experience our cultural heritage.  Not only does it capture the stories of our past in a special form, it remembers and celebrates those stories in the present.  It brings a distinctive insight into why our cultural heritage was important in the past and why it is still significant today.

Into the future
Modern science shows that dancing is, and will always be, a brilliant activity for the body and soul.  Just as Cook encouraged his crew to dance, knowing it would keep them healthy and happy, so too will these dances have a special way of bringing people together in harmony. Having a link to our history and culture will always be relevant.  It’s vital that we maintain a connection with our cultural heritage and keep our traditions alive.

On offer at this event is:

  • Our event will present a collection of lively dances associated with Captain Cook including  Mile End Assembly (1757),The Transit of Venus (1775), South Seas (1175), and Captain Cook's Country Dance (1797) All dances will be taught - no experience necessary.
  • No special costume is required.  Please wear flat, comfortable shoes.  No need to bring a partner.
  • Light refreshments provided after the dance.
  • Live music by Phillip's Dog, early colonial dance ensemble.

Plan Your Visit


30 Main Street, Samford, Queensland, 4520

Event Date and Time

24 April from 7.30 - 9.30pm


07 3289 4708