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 2019 Series

Sun Jan 6 2:30 - 5:30 Cambrian $15 open band
Sun Jan 20 2:30 - 5:30 Cambrian $15 local band Long Odds
Sun Feb 3 2:30 - 5:30 Cambrian $15 open band
Sun Feb 17 2:30 - 5:30 Cambrian $15 local band lead by Susan Larkin
Sun Mar 3 2:30 - 5:30 Cambrian $15 open band
Sun Mar 17 2:30 - 5:30 Cambrian $15 local band Patrick's Hat-trick
Sun Mar 31 4:00 - 7:00 Billy Bishop $15 open band
Sun Apr 14 2:30 - 5:30 Cambrian $15 local band lead by Susan Larkin
Sun Apr 28 4:00 - 7:00 Billy Bishop $15 open band
Sun May 12 2:30 - 5:30 Cambrian $15 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

February 23, 2019: Seattle's English Country Ball: dances led by Joanna Reiner Wilkinson; music by MI5 (Dave Bartley, Claude Ginsburg, & Julie King).

April 5-7, 2019: Victoria's biennial English Country Ball: dances led by Erik Weberg, music by The Dancehall Players.

April 19, 2019: Toronto's annual "12 Dresses" ball

April 26-28, 2019: Winnipeg's Village Green English Dancers hold a weekend workshop: details TBA.

May 3-5, 2019: Seattle's Cascadia English Country Dance Weekend. Dances led by Kalia Kliban and Laura Mé Smith, music by Northwest musicians directed by Laurie Andres.

May 24-27, 2019: 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.

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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