English Country Dance in Vancouver BC

Learn to dance the way it was done in the days of Jane Austen...

No experience necessary - all dances taught on the spot.
Dress casually - light clothing and soft shoes suggested.
Any questions? Call Peggy Roe at 604-522-3500.

Credit: Claire McCague

Credit: Mark Lawrence

Winter/Spring 2016 Series

Sun Jan 10 4-7pm Legion $12 Local callers; Lark in the Evening
Sun Jan 24 4-7pm Legion $12 Local callers; open band
Sun Feb 7 4-7pm Legion $12 Local callers; Whimsical
Sun Feb 21 4-7pm Legion $12 Local callers; open band
Sun Mar 6 4-7pm Legion $12 Local callers; Lark in the Evening
Sun Mar 20 4-7pm Legion $12 Local callers; open band
Sun Apr 3 4-7pm Legion $12 Local callers; Whimsical
Fri Apr 8 8-11pm SCC $12 Local talent
Sat Apr 9 - - $55 Annual English Country Ball. Caller Dave Macemon; band Tricky Brits.
Sun Apr 24 4-7pm Legion $12 Local callers; open band
Sun May 8 4-7pm Legion $12 Local callers; Rattlebone

Reminder Service

Vancouver ECD provides a service that reminds you by email of the above dance events (and possibly others), generally about a week beforehand. For instructions on subscribing or unsubscribing, please click here.

Vancouver Ball 2016

Vancouver's 6th biennial English country ball will be held Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at the Scottish Cultural Centre (8886 Hudson Street at 73rd Ave, between Oak and Granville: google map).

Portland's David Macemon will be our dance master, and The Tricky Brits are returning to play.

Pre-registration required. Registration is now open!

Get further details here.

Out-of-town special events

February 27, 2016: Seattle's English Country Ball: dances led by Scott Higgs, music by Terry Wergeland, Marni Rachmiel, Ruthie Dornfeld, and Dave Bartley.

More generally, Doug Brown of Bellingham has compiled a schedule of English and Scottish Balls in the Greater Pacific Northwest.

We're now on Facebook!

Here's a link to our page. Or, if you're a Facebook member, you can search for "English Country Dance Vancouver" when you're logged in. We invite you to stop by and join the group.

The page is still under construction, so we are looking for photos, links, information, comments, notices... anything and everything to do with ECD. If you are uncertain how to post photos etc. directly onto the Facebook page, you can email them to: ecdvancouver@yahoo.ca.


There are thriving ECD communities in Victoria, Bellingham, and Seattle.

If you're looking further afield, here's a list of ECD groups across Canada.

You might also be interested in The Jane Austen Society of North America, Vancouver Region.


Web-page glued together by Michael Dyck.

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