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

Summer/Fall 2016 Series

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

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.

Out-of-town special events

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.

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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