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 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||7:30-10:30pm||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||4-7pm||Legion||$15||Peggy and Heather call with an open band|
|Sun May 6||4-7pm||Legion||$15||Peggy and Heather call with Rattlebone|
Apart from Feb 18th and the ball weekend, 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)
On February 18th, the dance will be held at St. Mary's Ukrainian Cultural Centre, at 3150 Ash Street, Vancouver.
The Cultural Centre is behind the St. Mary's Catholic Church located at 550 West 14th Avenue. It is surrounded by a parking lot. The dance will be held in the Boardroom of the Cultural Centre. Enter the Cultural Centre through the double doors on the east side of the building.
To drive: From 16th Avenue, turn north onto Ash Street (2 blocks west of Cambie). Ash St. ends in a dead end which is the parking lot for the Cultural Centre and the church. There is a large blue awning on the building. You can drive around to the east side of the building and park right out front of the entrance. There is also parking all around the building.
Transit: The Cultural Centre can be accessed from either West 14th Ave. or West 16th Ave. From West 14th you need to go past the Church, through the parking lot to the building behind. From 16th Ave. follow the instructions above for cars.
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 $15 or what you can.
Dances are lead by Peggy Roe and/or Heather Webster, 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). 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).
February 24, 2018: Seattle's English Country Ball: dances led by Gene Murrow, music by Terry Wergeland, Dennis Calvin, Fred Nussbaum, CaraBeth Wilson.
April 21, 2018: Montreal's From Playford to Roodman workshop and evening ball
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: email@example.com.
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.