January - June 2017
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
Light clothing and soft shoes suggested
Please come fragrance-free

Dances are at St. James Hall
from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm, 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
December
Sat Dec 31   Bellingham   BCDS NYE dance bellinghamcountrydance.org
January
Sat Jan 7 8 - 11pm St James $15 Sybs Sybaritic String Band series: Rich Sobel, Barry Cole, Leith Davis, and Claire McCague. Bob Rentz and Rebecca Robertson call.
Sun Jan 8 4-7pm Legion $12 ECD English country dance. Local callers; Whimsical.
Sat Jan 21 8 - 11pm St James $15 VCD Maureen Collier calls for Seattle's Red Crow: Joe Micheals, Howie Meltzer, Susan Burke, and Chuck Pliske.
Sun Jan 22 4-7pm Legion $12 ECD English country dance. Local callers; open band.
February
Sat Feb 4 8 - 11pm St James $15 Sybs Bellingham's Marlin Prowell calls for the Sybs.
Sun Feb 5 4-7pm Legion $12 ECD English country dance. Local callers; Lark in the Evening.
Fri Feb 10 8 - 11pm False Creek $15 Russell Russell's series: Bob Rentz calls for Groovacious: Bud Kurz, Kathleen Nisbet, and Russell Shumsky.
Sat Feb 18 8 - 11pm St James $15 VCD Seattle's Joe Micheals calls for Conchordance: Athena McKown, Maureen Collier, Barry Cole, Kate Semple, Connie Balaz, and Ken Hamer.
Sun Feb 19 4-7pm Legion $12 ECD English country dance. Local callers; open band.
March
Sat Mar 4 8 - 11pm St James $15 Sybs Maureen Collier calls for the Sybs.
Sun Mar 5 4-7pm Legion $12 ECD English country dance. Local callers; Lark in the Evening.
Fri Mar 10 8 - 11pm False Creek $15 Russell Russell's series: Lisa Siddons calls for Groovacious: Bud Kurz, Kathleen Nisbet, and Russell Shumsky.
Sat Mar 18 8 - 11pm St James $15 VCD Seattle's Michael Karcher calls for Bellingham's Northern Contraband: Steve Blum-Anderson, Mark Danielson, Greg Sherman, Eileen Sterns, and Michael Hobart.
Sun Mar 19 4-7pm Legion $12 ECD English country dance. Gotham Duo + Dave Bartley; local callers.
April
Sat Apr 1 8 - 11pm St James $15 Sybs Seattle's Sherry Nevins calls for the Sybs.
Sun Apr 2 4-7pm Legion $12 ECD English country dance. Local callers; open band.
Sat Apr 15 8 - 11pm St James $15 VCD Seattle's John Gallagher calls for Contra Sutra: Ryan McKasson, Marni Rachmiel, Dave Bartley, and Russell Shumsky.
Thu Apr 20 7:00pm W 48th - VCD Dance meeting; all welcome, please come!
Sun Apr 23 4-7pm Legion $12 ECD English country dance. Local callers; Whimsical.
May
Sat May 6 8 - 11pm St James $15 Sybs Tacoma's Lindsey Dono calls for the Sybs.
Sun May 14 4-7pm Legion $12 ECD English country dance. Local callers; Rattlebone.
Sat May 20 8 - 11pm St James $15 VCD Marian Rose calls for Oregon's Coriolis: Dave Hamlin, Jon Neff, and Victor Fiore.
May 26-29   Seattle   - Folklife (Seattle) http://nwfolklife.org; by donation.
June
Sat Jun 3 8 - 11pm St James $15 Sybs Seattle's Gwen Rousseau calls for the Sybs.
Sat Jun 17 8 - 11pm Elgin $15 VCD Annual family potluck at 6:30 and dance at 8:00. -- Please bring your own potluck utensils. No discount for bringing food. (Duh) -- Lisa Siddons calls for No Mean Feat: Cameron Stewart, Susan Stewart, Bob MacNevin, and Michael Gix.


The Halls
Elgin Elgin Hall 14250 Crescent Road, Surrey (off 99A near Crescent Beach) Please bring your own potluck utensils. 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


The Sponsors
ECD English country dances. 604-522-3500. Callers: Heather Webster, Bob Rentz, Susan Larkin — lead by Peggy Roe. Bring snacks to share. Musicians are welcome at open bands, but please phone first.
Russell Russell Shumsky. 604-253-2114 Admission $15; no discounts
Sybs Sybaritic String Band contradances. 778-999-8170. 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.