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 Sept 23||4:00 - 7:00||Legion||$15||local musicians; Peggy and Heather call|
|Sun Oct 7||2:30 - 5:30||Cambrian||$15||local musicians; Heather calls|
|Sun Oct 21||4:30 - 7:30||Legion||$15||local musicians; Peggy and Heather call|
|Sun Nov 11||2:30 - 5:30||Cambrian||$15||local musicians; Heather calls|
|Sun Nov 18||4:30 - 7:00||Legion||$12||local musicians; Peggy and Heather call|
|Sun Dec 2||4:00 - 7:00||Legion||$15||local musicians; Peggy and Heather call|
|Sun Dec 16||2:30 - 5:30||Cambrian||$15||Peggy calls with Rattlebone|
Vancouver English Country Dance events are held at two venues:
We dance on designated Sunday afternoons, with a short break for potluck snacks at half-time. If you're new to English Country Dance, we strongly encourage you to arrive in time for an introductory session that starts 20 minutes before the dance.
Admission is $15 except as noted.
Dances are lead by Peggy Roe and/or Heather Webster, 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.
August 31 - September 3, 2018: Portland's Northwest Passage Dance Camp. (English Country Dance Weekend on the slopes of Mount Hood.) Callers Kalia Kliban and David Millstone; bands Persons of Quality and Fine Companions. Registration is open.
September 7 - 9, 2018: Victoria's Hands Across the Water (PDF): dances led by Trevor Monson, music by The Dancehall Players & Friends. Registration is open.
November 2 - 4, 2018: Portland's English Country Dance Ball Weekend: dances led by Nan Evans, music by Fine Companions. Registration is open.
November 9 - 11, 2018: A Trip to Ottawa (PDF): calling by Joanna Reiner-Wilkinson, music by Karen Axelrod, Eric Martin, & Anna Patton and Quite Carried Away. Registration opens August 1.
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.