Social Dance Events 2022

The Port Macquarie Ballroom Dancing School operates in association with the Panthers Port Macquarie Ballroom Dancing Group which provides an annual program of monthly dance events in the Port Macquarie Panthers Auditorium. 

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing legal restrictions on public gatherings imposed by NSW Government Health Orders during the COVID-19 pandemic, our dance program has been disrupted over the last two years.  However, our final Ball in December 2021 went ahead as scheduled and was a great success.

Our first two planned dance events for 2022 in January and February dances were cancelled due to Covid, but our annual dance program is now scheduled to re-commence as follows:

  • Sunday 27 March (3.00pm) - pre-recorded music

  • Friday 8 April - pre-recorded music

  • Saturday 21 May 32nd Birthday Ball - Barry Noble live music

  • Friday 3 June - pre-recorded music

  • Friday 15 July - Christmas in July Dance - Barry Noble live music

  • Friday 12 August - Pre-recorded music

  • Saturday 24 September - Port Macquarie Seniors' Facility - Barry Noble live music

  • Sunday 16 October afternoon dance (2.00pm) - Pre-recorded music

  • Friday 25 November - Pre-recorded music

  • Saturday 17 December - Christmas Ball - Barry Noble live music

All dances are held in the Panthers Port Maquarie Auditorium, Settlement City, Port Macquarie, except for 24 September which is in the Senior's Facility in Port Macquarie. Doors open at 7.00pm with dancing from 7.30pm, except for the Balls which are held on Saturday night and open at 6.00pm with dancing from 6.30pm and include a two-course dinner. There is also a Sunday afternoon dance in October (2.00pm).

Each dance event includes Raffles, Lucky Door and Monte Carlo prizes. Admission is $10 at the door and $15 on nights with live music and an optional meal cost for the Balls. All welcome, including visitors.


A group of over 50 well dressed dancers enjoyed our wonderful Christmas Ball at Panthers Port Macquarie on Friday night 17th December 2021. They included visitors from the Central Coast, Inverell, Forster/Tuncurry, the Manning and Kempsey as well as Wauchope and Port Macquarie, dancing to the great sounds of Barry Noble who also played some Christmas favourites.

There was plenty of frivolity and Christmas atmosphere inside this quality venue and some remarked the dance floor was the best it had ever been. The evening included a delicious two course dinner and lots of prizes for the dancers. Lesley won the best Christmas dressed lady and Val the best Christmas dressed man.

Thank you to all those who came along and supported the Ball which was a very good note to end the year on. We are looking forward to Barry again playing for our New Years dance on 28th January 2022.

The video clip below shows dancers performing a modern waltz to Christmas music from Barry Noble at the Christmas Ball on 17 December 2021 in the Panthers Auditorium.

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