Vancouver English Country Dance Ball

Saturday, April 9th, 2016, Vancouver, British Columbia

Our programme features an eclectic mix of historic and contemporary dances. Your registration includes an afternoon workshop followed by an evening of elegant dancing to beautiful live music.

Our dancing master is David Macemon from Portland, Oregon. David was introduced to English country dance and other traditional dance forms in high school and has been dancing and teaching ever since. He is known for his patient, clear, enthusiastic teaching style through which he communicates the joy of dancing. He has been on staff for many dance weeks and weekends throughout the U.S. and is a regular caller in Portland, Oregon.

For music this year, we are thrilled to have The Tricky Brits: Anita Anderson (piano), Betsy Cooper (flute), Sande Gillette (violin), & Dave Bartley (mandolin, cittern, etc).

Venue: The workshop and ball will be held at the Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver, at 73rd Avenue, between Granville Street and Oak Street, ten minutes from Vancouver International Airport and downtown Vancouver. (maps by: google, mapquest)

Schedule: (Saturday, April 9th, 2016)

Registration: Brochure & Registration Form (PDF) Cost is $55 Cdn / $45 US. Scholarships are available; for information, contact Further information will be sent to registrants in March. Cancellations received after April 2nd will be assessed a small fee.

Housing: If you need or can provide housing, please request or offer it on the registration form. If you'd like to stay at a hotel, we recommend the Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel, just a couple blocks from the hall. Make your reservations via or 604-639-2402 to obtain a special rate: $105 based on single or double occupancy, with an additional $10 per additional person.

Ball Program: Dances will be chosen from the following list. (Click on the dance name to get its description.)

Allied events: Spend the whole weekend with us! There will be a pre-ball dance on Friday night at the same venue, open to the public by separate admission. Details will be in your acceptance information.

Please note: New and infrequent dancers are strongly advised to attend regular scheduled dances prior to the ball. For dates and locations in Vancouver, visit the Vancouver ECD website. Many of the ball dances are being included in regular Vancouver dances.

Early Workshops: Vancouver ECD will hold two early workshops covering the more challenging dances of the ball program, tentatively scheduled for March 12 and April 2. (Details will be emailed to registrants closer to those dates.)

Information: For more information, call Peggy at (604) 522-3500.

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