July - December 2018
Vancouver B.C.

Contradances and
English Country Dances

Dynamic live fiddle music!

No experience necessary — All dances taught on the spot
Come alone or bring a partner — Children admitted free
Light clothing, soft shoes, and a water bottle suggested
Please come fragrance-free

Dances are at St. James Hall for $15
(except as noted)
Learn the basics 15 minutes before the dance starts.
For info about snacks and discounts, see Sponsors (at the bottom).
Children are free.

(This schedule is also available in PDF format.)
date time location price sponsor event
Sat Aug 25 8 - 11pm St James $15 VCD Maureen Collier calls with Seattle's Red Crow: Susan Burke, Howie Meltzer, Chuck Pliske, and Joe Micheals
Sat Sep 1 7:30 - 10:15pm St James $15 Sybs Bob Rentz calls
Sep 21-23   Camp Luther   Chehalis Chehalis Dance Camp. Callers: Bev Bernbaum and Lindsey Dono; bands: Peach Jam and Dam Beavers
Sun Sep 23 4 - 7pm Legion $15 ECD Local callers; paid band
Sat Oct 6 7:30 - 10:15pm TBA $15 Sybs Bellingham's Marlin Prowell calls
Sun Oct 7 2:30 - 5:30pm Cambrian $15 ECD Local callers; open band
Fri Oct 12 7 - 9:20pm False Creek $12 Russell Bob Rentz calls
Thu Oct 18 7:00pm W 48th - VCD AGM and dance meeting. All welcome!
Sat Oct 20 8 - 11pm St James $15 VCD Michael Karcher calls with USA's Countercurrent: Alex Sturbaum and Brian Lindsay
Sun Oct 21 4:30 - 7:30pm Legion $15 ECD Local callers; paid band
Sat Nov 3 7:30 - 10:15pm St James $15 Sybs Seattle's Eric Curl calls
Sun Nov 11 2:30 - 5:30pm Cambrian $15 ECD Local callers; open band
Sat Nov 17 8 - 11pm St James $15 VCD Victoria's Anne Glover calls with Seattle's KGB: J King, C Ginsburg, and D Bartley
Sun Nov 18 4:30 - 7:00pm Legion $12 ECD Local callers; paid band
Sat Dec 1 7:30 - 10:15pm St James $15 Sybs Seattle's Susan Michaels calls
Sun Dec 2 4:00-7:00pm Legion $15 ECD Local callers; open band
Sat Dec 15 8 - 11pm St James $15 VCD Lisa Siddons calls with Conchordance: Connie Balaz, Ken Hamer, Barry Cole, Athena McKown, and Maureen Collier. Bring treats to share; festive attire encouraged; caroling at the break
Sun Dec 16 2:30-5:30pm Cambrian $15 ECD Local callers with Rattlebone
Mon Dec 31   Bellingham   BCDS NYE dance

The Halls
Cambrian Cambrian Hall 215 East 17th Avenue (at Main Street), Vancouver map bus
False Creek False Creek Community Centre 1318 Cartwright, Vancouver (Free parking after 7 on Granville Island) map bus
Legion Legion Hall 1407 Laburnum Street (north of Cornwall Avenue), Vancouver map bus
St James St James Hall 3214 West 10th Avenue (at Trutch Street), Vancouver map bus

Transit info for Cambrian Hall
The number 3 bus runs north/south on Main Street and has stops very close to the hall. Its route intersects with:
  • skytrain (at Science World station)
  • the 99 B-Line from UBC (at Broadway)
  • the 135 from downtown and SFU (at Hastings)
  • the 43 and 41 from UBC and Joyce Skytrain station (at 41st)
  • the C21 from Davie via Yaletown and the C23 (at Terminal)
and others. See Translink for more information.

The Sponsors
ECD English country dances. 604-522-3500. Callers: Peggy Roe and Heather Webster. Bring snacks to share. Musicians are welcome at open bands, but please phone first.
Russell Teapot Tempest: A Klassen, C Read, T Taylor, and Russell Shumsky (organizer) 604-253-2114 Admission $12; no discounts
Sybs Sybaritic String Band contradances. 778-999-8170. Rich Sobel, Barry Cole, Leith Davis, and Claire McCague. Sponsored by the Rogue Folk Club. Admission is $15, and only $10 if you bring snacks to share.
VCD Vancouver Country Dance. To subscribe to our email reminder service, please contact us: purplehey_AT_hotmail.com or 604-266-2962.
Admission is $15, and only $10 if you bring homemade snacks to share (except at the potluck and Christmas dance)
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VCD is an affiliate of the Country Dance and Song Society.