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.
Vancouver's 2020 ECD Ball has been announced!
Credit: Claire McCague
Credit: Mark Lawrence
|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|
Vancouver English Country Dance events are held at two venues:
We dance 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 that starts 20 minutes before the dance.
Admission is $15 except as noted.
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.
Save the date! Vancouver's 8th biennial English country ball will be held Saturday, March 14th, 2020, at the Scottish Cultural Centre. It will feature our favourite band, The Tricky Brits, from Seattle, and dance master Joanna Reiner Wilkinson, from Philadelphia.
As usual, we'll also have a welcome dance with local band and callers at the same hall on the Friday night, March 13th.
Watch this space for registration details.
May 24-27, 2019: Seattle's Northwest Folklife Festival includes a few hours of participatory English dancing.
June 14-16, 2019: Toronto English Country Dance Assembly hosts a weekend with Colin Hume.
September 6 - 8, 2019: Victoria's 20th Hands Across the Water: callers' workshop by Bruce Hamilton, dances led by Nan Evans, music by The Dancehall Players & Friends. Registration is open.
October 25 - 27, 2019: Portland's English Country Dance Ball Weekend: dances led by David Macemon, music by Fine Companions. Registration will commence in mid-July.
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.