English Country Dance in Vancouver BC

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

Welcome!
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 2020 Series

In order to do our part to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we are cancelling the rest of the season. Let us all hope that the world will be a happier place before our next scheduled dance on Sept. 20. In the meantime, please take all the recommended precautions, and we hope you and your loved ones stay healthy.

Sun Jan. 5 2:30 - 5:30pm Cambrian $15 band: Long Odds
Sun Jan. 19 4:30 - 7:30pm Cambrian $15 open stage band
Sun Feb. 2 4:30 - 7:30pm Cambrian $15 band lead by Jane Slemon
Sun Feb. 16 2:30 - 5:30pm Cambrian $15 open stage band
Sun Mar. 1 2:30 - 5:30pm Cambrian $15 band: Lark in in the Evening
Fri Mar. 13 7:30 - 10:30pm Scottish $15 band: Long Odds *
Sun Mar. 22 2:30 - 5:30pm Cambrian $15 band: Rattlebone
Sun Apr. 5 4:30 - 7:30pm Cambrian $15 band: Long Odds
Sun Apr. 19 4:30 - 7:30pm Cambrian $15 open stage band
Sun May 10 2:30 - 5:30pm Cambrian $15 band: Lark in the Evening

* The dance on March 13th is the pre-Ball dance, open to all regular dancers, including those who are not registered for the Ball.

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 2020

Vancouver's 8th biennial English country ball will be held Saturday, March 14th, 2020, at the Scottish Cultural Centre. It will feature our favourite band, The Tricky Brits, from Seattle, and dance master Joanna Reiner Wilkinson, from Philadelphia.

As usual, we'll also have a welcome dance (open to non-registrants) with local band and callers at the same hall on the Friday night, March 13th.

Here are all the relevant documents:

Out-of-town special events

April 10, 2020: Toronto's annual "12 Dresses" ball with calling by Cathy Campbell and music by Susanne Maziarz and Daev Clysdale.

April 18, 2020: Winnipeg's Village Green English Dancers hold The Peacock Masquerade Ball at the Fort Garry Hotel. Music by The Fine Companions. Tickets: vgball_2020@mymts.net

May 1-3, 2020: Seattle's Cascadia English Country Dance Weekend. Dances led by Gene Murrow, with Rosemary Lach; music by Northwest musicians, directed by Laurie Andres.

May 22-25, 2020: Seattle's Northwest Folklife Festival usually includes a few hours of participatory English dancing.

September 4 - 7, 2020: Portland's Northwest Passage Dance Camp. (English Country Dance Weekend on the slopes of Mount Hood.) Callers Susan Kevra and Melissa Running; bands Alchemy and The Whoots.

October 2 - 4, 2020: Toronto English Country Dance Assembly will host a dance weekend, with dances led by Joanna Reiner Wilkinson and music by Goldcrest.

October 23 - 25, 2020: Portland's English Country Dance Ball Weekend: dances led by Bruce Hamilton, music by Fine Companions. Registration will commence in mid-July.

February 27, 2021: Seattle's English Country Ball: dances led by Brad Foster.

April 9-10, 2021: Victoria's biennial English Country Ball: dances led by Susan Kevra, music by The Dancehall Players.

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.

Neighbours

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.

Credits

Web-page glued together by Michael Dyck.

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