July - December 2019
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 and soft shoes suggested
Bring a water bottle — Please come fragrance-free

Dances are at St. James Hall for $15
(except as noted)
Learn the basics 20 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
August
Sat Aug 17 7:30 - 10:30pm St James $15 VCD From Washington, Isaac Banner calls for Kate Powers and David Rivers
September
Sat Sep 7 7:30 - 10:15pm St James $15 Sybs Maureen Collier calls
Sep 20-22   Camp Luther   Chehalis Chehalis dance camp Bands: Pete's Posse, The Waxwings; callers: Sarah van Norstrand, Yoyo Zhou
Sun Sep 22 5:30-8:30pm Cambrian $15 ECD Local caller and open band
October
Sat Oct 5 7:30 - 10:15pm St James $15 Sybs Bob Rentz calls
Sun Oct 6 5:30-8:30pm Legion $15 ECD Local caller and open band
Fri Oct 11 7 - 9:20pm False Creek $12 Russell Maureen Collier calls
Thu Oct 17 7:00pm W 48th - VCD Dance meeting! All welcome! 604-669-4310
Sat Oct 19 7:30 - 10:30pm St James $15 VCD From Washington, Michael Karcher calls for Heliotrope: Robin Brown, Paul Englesberg, Michael Hobart, and Greg Sherman
Sun Oct 20 5:30-8:30pm Cambrian $15 ECD Long Odds
November
Sat Nov 2 7:30 - 10:15pm St James $15 Sybs Heather Webster and the Gulf Islands' Lisa Siddons calls
Sun Nov 3 2:30-5:30pm Cambrian $15 ECD Lark in the Evening with Ann Schau
Sat Nov 16 7:30 - 10:30pm St James $15 VCD Seattle's Sherry Nevins calls for Seattle's Singularity: Howie Meltzer and Joe Micheals with Terry Wergeland
Sun Nov 17 5:30-8:30pm Legion $15 ECD Local caller and open band
December
Sun Dec 1 5:30-8:30pm Cambrian $15 ECD Band led by Susan Larkin and Jane Slemon
Sat Dec 7 7:30 - 10:15pm St James $15 Sybs Washington's Susan Michaels calls
Sun Dec 15 3:30-6:30pm Cambrian $15 ECD Rattlebone
Sat Dec 21 7:30 - 10:30pm St James $15 VCD Bellingham's Marlin Prowell calls for Conchordance: Maureen Collier, Connie Balaz, Ken Hamer, and Leith Davis. Bring treats to share; festive attire encouraged; caroling at the break
Tue Dec 31   Bellingham   BCDS New Year's Eve 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 6 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.