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

Winter/Spring 2019 Series

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

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

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.

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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