January - June 2016
Vancouver B.C.

Contradances &
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 5 8 - 11pm St James $15 Sybs Maureen Collier calls for the Sybs
Sun Dec 13 4-7pm Legion $12 ECD English country dance Peggy Roe et al call for Rattlebone
Sat Dec 19 8 - 11pm St James $15 VCD Bob Rentz calls for Right Hand Star: Kate Semple, Janet Rozanski, Leith Davis, Doug Sherlock, Maureen Collier, and Daryl Sturdy. Please bring treats to share; festive attire encouraged; caroling at the break
Thu Dec 31   Bellingham   BCDS New Year's Eve dance bellinghamcountrydance.org
January
Sat Jan 2 8 - 11pm St James $15 Sybs Sybaritic String Band series: Rich Sobel, Barry Cole, Leith Davis, and Claire McCague. Bob Rentz calls
Sun Jan 10 4-7pm Legion $12 ECD English country dance Local callers; Lark in the Evening
Sat Jan 16 8 - 11pm St James $15 VCD Maureen Collier calls for Bellingham's Heliotrope: Robin Brown, Paul Englesberg, and Michael Hobart
Sun Jan 24 4-7pm Legion $12 ECD English country dance Local callers; open band
February
Sat Feb 6 8 - 11pm St James $15 Sybs Washington's Rich Goss calls for the Sybs
Sun Feb 7 4-7pm Legion $12 ECD English country dance Local callers; Whimsical
Sat Feb 20 8 - 11pm St James $15 VCD From Seattle, Sherry Nevins calls for Charles Street Messengers: Brandon Hunter, Brittain Barber, Tyler Hamilton, Dylan Hughes, Jon Goneau, Kyle Kirkpatrick, and Minami Fukuda
Sun Feb 21 4-7pm Legion $12 ECD English country dance Local callers; open band
Fri Feb 26 8 - 11pm False Creek $12 Russell Maureen Collier calls for Groovacious: Bud Kurz, Kathleen Nisbet, and Russell Shumsky
March
Sat Mar 5 8 - 11pm St James $15 Sybs Seattle's Amy Carroll calls for the Sybs
Sun Mar 6 4-7pm Legion $12 ECD English country dance Local callers; Lark in the Evening
Sat Mar 19 8 - 11pm St James $15 VCD Seattle's Joe Micheals calls for Bellingham's Northern Contraband: Mark Danielson, Michael Hobart, Greg Sherman, Steve Blum-Anderson, and Eileen Sterns
Sun Mar 20 4-7pm Legion $12 ECD English country dance Local callers; open band
April
Sat Apr 2 8 - 11pm St James $15 Sybs Maureen Collier calls for the Sybs
Sun Apr 3 4-7pm Legion $12 ECD English country dance Local callers; Whimsical
Fri Apr 8 8-11pm SCC $12 ECD English country dance Local talent
Sat Apr 9 - - $55 ECD English country dance Annual Country Ball. Caller Dave Macemon; band Tricky Brits. Pre-registration required. Registration opens Feb 2016. For information, come to a regular English country dance
Sat Apr 16 8 - 11pm St James $15 VCD Bob Rentz calls for Conchordance: Athena McKown, Maureen Collier, Barry Cole, Kate Semple, Connie Balaz, and Ken Hamer
Thu Apr 21 7:00pm W 48th - VCD Dance meeting; all welcome, please come!
Sun Apr 24 4-7pm Legion $12 ECD English country dance Local callers; open band
Sat Apr 30 7-10:30pm Burnaby (see home page) $10 - Lisa Siddons calls for Flying Allamande and Capilano U jazz students
May
Sat May 7 8 - 11pm St James $15 Sybs Lisa Siddons calls for the Sybs
Sun May 8 4-7pm Legion $12 ECD English country dance Local callers; Rattlebone
Fri May 13 8 - 11pm False Creek $12 Russell Lisa Siddons calls for Groovacious: Bud Kurz, Kathleen Nisbet, and Russell Shumsky
Sat May 21 8 - 11pm St James $15 VCD From the USA, Michael Karcher calls for Continental Drift: Eric Anderson and Eileen Nicholson
May 27-30   Seattle   - Folklife (by donation)
June
Sat Jun 4 8 - 11pm St James $15 Sybs Seattle's Eric Curl calls for the Sybs
Sat Jun 18 8 - 11pm Elgin $15 VCD Annual family potluck at 6:30 and dance at 8:00. Bellingham's Marlin Prowell calls for No Mean Feat: Cameron Stewart, Susan Stewart, Bob MacNevin, and Michael Gix. Please bring your own utensils. 604-531-6044


The Halls
Elgin Elgin Hall 14250 Crescent Road, Surrey (off 99A near Crescent Beach) map bus
False Creek False Creek Community Centre 1318 Cartwright Street (on Granville Island), Vancouver map bus
Legion Legion Hall 1407 Laburnum Street (north of Cornwall Avenue), Vancouver map bus
SCC Scottish Cultural Centre 8886 Hudson Street, 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. Lead caller Peggy Roe. Potluck snacks. Musicians welcome when it's open band.
Russell Russell Shumsky. 604-253-2114 Admission $12; 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.
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VCD is an affiliate of the Country Dance and Song Society.