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
|Sun Sep 18||4-7pm||Legion||$12||Peggy Roe et al call for Lark in the Evening.|
|Sun Oct 2||4-7pm||Legion||$12||Peggy Roe et al call for an open band|
|Sun Oct 16||4-7pm||Legion||$12||Peggy Roe et al call for Whimsical|
|Sun Oct 30||4-7pm||Legion||$12||Peggy Roe et al call for an open band|
|Sun Nov 13||4-7pm||Legion||$12||Peggy Roe et al call for Lark in the Evening|
|Sun Nov 27||4-7pm||Legion||$12||Peggy Roe et al call for an open band|
|Sun Dec 11||4-7pm||Legion||$12||Peggy Roe et al call for Rattlebone|
All Vancouver English Country Dance events are held at the same venue:
upstairs at the Legion Hall (Billy Bishop Branch)
1407 Laburnum Street (north of Cornwall, in Kitsilano)
We dance from 4 - 7pm on designated Sunday afternoons, with a short break for potluck snacks at half-time. If you'd like an introduction to English country dance, show up at 3:40.
Admission is $12 or what you can.
Dances are lead by Peggy Roe, with additional calling by Heather Webster, Bob Rentz, and Susan Larkin, and occasional guest callers from out of town.
If you're interested in calling or playing in the band at one of our "open stage" dances, contact Peggy Roe (604-522-3500).
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.
September 2 - 5, 2016 Portland's Northwest Passage Dance Camp. (Zesty English Dance Weekend on the slopes of Mount Hood.) Callers Bruce Hamilton and Joanna Reiner; bands The Tricky Brits and Alchemy. Registration is open.
September 9 - 11, 2016: Victoria's Hands Across the Water (PDF): dances led by Gene Murrow, music by The Dancehall Players & Friends. Registration is open.
November 4 - 6, 2016: Portland's English Country Ball Weekend: dances led by Sharon Green, music by The Fine Companions. Registration is open.
November 11 - 13, 2016: A Trip to Ottawa: calling by Graham Christian, music by Karen Axelrod, Eric Martin, & Rachel Bell.
More generally, Doug Brown of Bellingham has compiled a schedule of English and Scottish Balls in the Greater Pacific Northwest.
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: email@example.com.
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.