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 Jan 8||4-7pm||Legion||$12||Local callers; Whimsical.|
|Sun Jan 22||4-7pm||Legion||$12||Local callers; open band.|
|Sun Feb 5||4-7pm||Legion||$12||Local callers; Lark in the Evening.|
|Sun Feb 19||4-7pm||Legion||$12||Local callers; open band.|
|Sun Mar 5||4-7pm||Legion||$12||Local callers; Lark in the Evening.|
|Sun Mar 19||4-7pm||Legion||$12||Gotham Duo + Dave Bartley; local callers.|
|Sun Apr 2||4-7pm||Legion||$12||Local callers; open band.|
|Sun Apr 23||4-7pm||Legion||$12||Local callers; Whimsical.|
|Sun May 14||4-7pm||Legion||$12||Local callers; 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're new to English Country Dance, we strongly encourage you to arrive in time for an introductory session 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.
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).
California's Kalia Kliban will be our dance master, and The Tricky Brits are returning to play.
Stay tuned for registration details.
February 24-26, 2017: Seattle's English Country Ball: dances led by Brooke Friendly, music by Roguery (Anita Anderson, Dave Bartley, Shira Kammen, and Jim Oakden).
April 7-9, 2017: Victoria's biennial English ball: dances led by Jenny Beer, music by The Dancehall Players.
May 5-7, 2017: Seattle's Cascadia English Country Dance Weekend.
May 26-29, 2017: Seattle's Northwest Folklife Festival usually includes a few hours of participatory English dancing.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.