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 2017 Series

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.

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).

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

Stay tuned for registration details.

Out-of-town special events

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.

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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