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.

Vancouver's 2020 ECD Ball has been announced!

Credit: Claire McCague

Credit: Mark Lawrence

Fall 2019 Series

Sun Sept 22 5:30 - 8:30pm Cambrian $15 open stage band
Sun Oct 6 5:30 - 8:30pm Billy Bishop $15 open stage band
Sun Oct 20 5:30 - 8:30pm Cambrian $15 Long Odds
Sun Nov 3 2:30 - 5:30pm Cambrian $15 Lark in the Evening + Ann Schau
Sun Nov 17 5:30 - 8:30pm Billy Bishop $15 open stage band
Sun Dec 1 5:30 - 8:30pm Cambrian $15 band led by Susan Larkin and Jane Slemon
Sun Dec 15 3:30 - 6:30pm 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.

Vancouver Ball 2020

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.

Out-of-town special events

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.

November 8 - 10, 2019: A Trip to Ottawa: calling by Judi Rivkin, music by Karen Axelrod, Eric Martin, & Anna Patton and Quite Carried Away. Registration opens August 1.

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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