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 2018 Series

Sun Jan 7 4-7pm Legion $15 Peggy and Heather call with local band
Sun Jan 21 4-7pm Legion $15 Peggy and Heather call with an open band
Sun Feb 4 4-7pm Legion $15 Peggy and Heather call with local band
Sun Feb 18 4-7pm St. Mary's $15 Peggy and Heather call with an open band
Sun Mar 4 4-7pm Legion $15 Peggy and Heather call with local band
Sun Mar 18 4-7pm Legion $15 Peggy and Heather call with an open band
Fri Apr 13 8-11pm SCC $15 Peggy and Heather call with mixed local and guest band members
Sat Apr 14 - - - Bi-annual Ball, by pre-registration only
Sun Apr 22 4:30-7pm Legion $12 Peggy and Heather call with an open band
Sun May 6 4-7pm Legion $15 Peggy and Heather call with Rattlebone
Sun Jun 3 2:30-5:30pm Cambrian Hall,
215 E. 17th Ave.
$15 Local callers and band

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 2018

Vancouver's 7th biennial English country ball will be held Saturday, April 14th, 2018 at the Scottish Cultural Centre (8886 Hudson Street at 73rd Ave, between Oak and Granville: google map). On Friday, April 13th, an evening dance will be held at the same hall.

California's Kalia Kliban will be our dance master, and The Tricky Brits are returning to play.

Registration is now open!

Get further details here, or go straight to the brochure & registration form (PDF).

Out-of-town special events

April 21, 2018: Montreal's From Playford to Roodman workshop and evening ball

May 4-6, 2018: Seattle's Cascadia English Country Dance Weekend. Dances led by David Millstone and Bruce Hamilton, music by Northwest musicians coordinated by Laurie Andres.

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.


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